Austin's Play Room
Featuring a variety of toys from building blocks and puzzles to video games,
Austin's Play Room is a safe, cheerful, calming place for children
to play with adult supervision while families visit patients. An aquarium
provides enjoyable entertainment for children of all ages. Toys and games
are chosen with all age levels in mind; toys are placed at levels where
even the smallest child can enjoy them.
About the Mario Lemieux Foundation
Located in the Tower lobby, the Austin’s Play Room at Butler Memorial
Hospital was generously donated as part of the Austin's Play Room
Project, an initiative of the Mario Lemieux Foundation to establish playrooms
in medical facilities. The initiative was created after the premature
birth of Mario and Nathalie Lemieux’s son, Austin.
Recognizing the challenges that families face in terms of child care during
family medical issues, Mario and Nathalie Lemieux launched the initiative,
which has raised the funds to establish nearly 30 playrooms across the
region. Learn more about their work on behalf of children and families at the
Mario Lemieux Foundation website.