Starlight® Fun Center® mobile entertainment units provide the healing power of play to pediatric patients anywhere in a healthcare facility. Powered by the Wii U from Nintendo of America, Fun Center units offer family-friendly video games and online accessibility to provide kids and families with distraction, fun and a sense of normalcy.
Fun Center units can roll bedside, so that even patients with limited mobility can play or watch movies – by themselves or with family members and friends. Due to their accessibility, Fun Center units are easily integrated into physical therapy and therapeutic treatments, further improving the healthcare experience.
Nurses, physicians, child life specialists and parents report to Starlight that the Fun Center system is a critical tool aiding in the healing power of play to their hospitalized children.
“The Starlight Fun Center unit has had a tremendous impact on our patients, and when they have a chance to use the unit, it makes them so happy. It’s been so helpful for us. Even the patients as young as three years old can benefit, so there’s something in it for everyone.”
- Sister T. Dennis, Child Life Specialist, St. Mary Medical Center
Thanks to sponsorships from corporations, foundations, and individuals, more than 8,500 Fun Center systems are enjoyed at children’s hospitals around the world. However, the need is still significant.
Starlight Fun Center unit sponsorship is $5,000, plus applicable taxes, which includes the cost of the unit, shipping, program administration, and a full-service repair hotline and maintenance warranty for three years. Sponsors are identified by a customized sticker permanently affixed to the Starlight Fun Center unit, showcasing their generosity for years to come. To sponsor a Starlight Fun Center in your community, please contact Amy Stillion.
Starlight Partner Facilities
If you represent a registered Starlight partner facility, you can add a Starlight Fun Center unit to your Wish List so donors can point, click and ship the system directly to your facility. Not a registered Starlight partner facility? Click here to register and create your Wish List today. For additional program information and assistance, please contact Samantha Martinez.
Fun Center Repairs
For Fun Center system repair questions and support, please visit our Fun Center unit Service Repair Website.