Olympic gold medalist Kyle Snyder makes memories in Columbus

Posted: Jun 22, 2018

Wrestler Kyle Snyder captured an Olympic gold medal because of his skills on the mat. 

Today, he showed he has a heart of gold, too. 

The 2016 Olympic champion and two-time world champion took time out of his busy schedule to lift the spirits of critically ill children and their families at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Read this great story about this visit in The Sporting News here!

Joined by Casey Cares volunteers Dan Snyder and Kristin Miculka, Kyle spent time with kids playing video games and card games and shared his gold medal and stories from the Olympics. Casey Cares provided 200 new pairs of pajamas for kids being treated at Nationwide Children's Hospital. This year alone, Casey Cares plans to provide more than 13,000 new pairs of PJs to critically ill kids recovering from rigorous medical treatment at hospitals, hospices or at home in seven states and Washington, D.C. 

All of us are so grateful to Kyle, our volunteers and the staff at Nationwide Children's Hospital for putting this amazing event together. The kids and families now have an Olympic-sized memory thanks to them! 

(Casey Cares volunteer Kristin Miculka, Olympic champion Kyle Snyder and Casey Cares volunteer Dan Snyder)

To see more photos from the day, click here