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At Southwest, we love sharing our Mile High Heart with the Denver community! We value connecting with local partners as we believe that we are all stronger when we come together. Recently, Southwest Airlines, the Colorado Rockies, and Children’s Hospital of Colorado teamed up to bring a once-in-a-lifetime experience to 30 patients of Children’s Hospital. This VIP group flew from Denver to Phoenix to see the Rockies play in Arizona during their last road-game series.


Southwest is proud to be the Official Airline of the Colorado Rockies and has partnered with Children’s Hospital of Colorado for over a decade. Children’s Hospital Colorado is a recipient in our Southwest Airlines Medical Grant Transportation Program. As a recipient, the hospital has received over 1,400 complimentary roundtrip tickets to help support patients and family members traveling for critical or specialized care.


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For this special trip to Phoenix, Southwest provided complimentary air travel for all of the patients and staff from Children’s Hospital–and of course, we delivered our legendary Hospitality throughout their travel journey! Some of these kids, ages 8-19, have never flown before! Our Phoenix Employees threw a special surprise welcome for the group when they arrived in the gate area. The group stayed in Phoenix where they spent time at their hotel golfing, playing ping–pong, and cruising the lazy river.


On Sunday, the kids arrived at the ballpark in Phoenix and had the chance to spend time on the field, where they met the entire Rockies roster! Rockies Player Conor Joe, a cancer survivor himself, spent time getting to know the kids and honoring them for their courage and bravery. After that, the kids enjoyed watching the game from the suite.

The Heart of Southwest is connecting People to what’s important in their lives and we were honored to play a role bringing joy to these survivors through this unique experience.


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