Nevada Men's Basketball Team raises spirits at Renown Children's Hospital

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - The undefeated Nevada Men’s Basketball team stopped by the Renown Children’s Hospital Thursday night.

The Wolf Pack Men visited several sick children and their families who are spending the holidays in the hospital.

"Every guy on the team was like, yeah, we are absolutely going to go do this," says Director of Basketball Operations Brandon Chambers.

This is the second year the nationally-ranked Pack has taken a pause from action to encourage the community.

Senior forward Treshawn Thurman says even though the kids are looking up him and his teammates, he's taking in all the wisdom he can from the little ones about what it takes to be a fighter.

"We're trying to be like them. We are learning a lot from them, coming through the hallways and seeing what they're going through."

One parent of a patient says there was a lot of cheer spread throughout the hospital.

"It's really awesome. I mean, my baby got spoiled and I really appreciate it because now my son is going to have a great Christmas," says Julianne Lynn.

Chambers says overall the night at Renown was one that made a busy season really slow down.

"It really humbles you and it brings you back down to earth and it makes you realize that it's bigger than basketball."

Nevada will take on Akron at Lawlor Events Center Saturday, December 22 at 4:00 PM.