ARLINGTON, Texas — Goodyear has made a $20,000 donation to Scottish Rite for Children and Children's HealthSM hospitals, as part of its titular sponsorship of the 85th annual Goodyear Cottom Bowl Classic.
The game, matching the University of Oklahoma and University of Florida, was played Dec. 30 in Arlington.
Goodyear also held a special in-game tribute for pediatric patients and health care workers at those hospitals.
Although participants were unable to visit area hospitals because of COVID-19, Goodyear held a virtual in-game tribute that features photos from prior years' hospital visits.
Goodyear and the Cotton Bowl also created two custom football helmets, each featuring the respective hospital's logo, which will be signed by this Oklahoma's and Florida's head coaches and captains and delivered to the hospitals.
"We're incredibly thankful for the tremendous contributions Scottish Rite for Children and Children's Health make within their communities," Karen Maroli, Goodyear's vice president of marketing, said. "Now more than ever, we are committed to demonstrating our support of these hospitals and the dedicated professionals who work tirelessly to help so many families."
Scottish Rite for Children is a pediatric orthopedic center that treats a wide range of orthopedic conditions, including sports injuries and fractures, as well as certain arthritic, neurological and learning disorders, such as dyslexia.
Children's Health is one of the largest pediatric health care providers in the U.S., caring for 750,000 patient annually. The Children's Health system includes its flagship hospital, Children's Medical Center Dallas, as well as Children's Medical Center Plano, Our Children's House inpatient rehabilitation hospital, the Children's Health Care Network, specialty centers, rehabilitation facilities and physician services.