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Lutheran Children’s Hospital Patients to Meet D-League Co-MVP Ron Howard and the “Mad Ant”

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Monday, May 12, 2014) – At 10 a.m. tomorrow, Lutheran Children’s Hospital patients will be visited by Fort Wayne Mad Ants basketball player Ron Howard and the team mascot while they spread cheer, pose for photos with the D-League championship trophy and sign autographs.

This year’s success marks Fort Wayne’s first professional basketball championship in 69 years, so the Mad Ants are eager to share it with the community.

“The Mad Ants were able to win this championship because of skill, fantastic teamwork and great coaching,” said Brian Bauer, CEO, Lutheran Health Network. “These attributes highlight their dedication to the game and Lutheran Health Network proudly salutes this great accomplishment.”

Mad Ants Head Coach Conner Henry was chosen as Coach of the Year and Howard, who became the league’s all-time leading scorer during the regular season, won the Jason Collier Sportsmanship Award for a second straight year. Howard was also named the league’s co-MVP along with Othyus Jeffers of the Iowa Energy.

Before visiting with the pediatric patients, Howard and the Mad Ant will make the rounds at Lutheran and The Orthopedic hospitals.

Media are asked to meet in the main lobby of Lutheran Hospital at 9:50 a.m.

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