MEDIA ADVISORY: Stomper Welcomes Patients at Build-A-Bear Workshop

By Suzanne Leigh

Stomper, the lovable green and gold elephant mascot of the Oakland A’s, will be making a special appearance at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco. Stomper will be cheering on patients as they pick out and outfit a new snuggly friend, courtesy of Build-A-Bear. The event is an initiative by UMPS CARE, a nonprofit founded by Major League Basketball Umpires.

Media are welcome to attend with RSVP

When: Meet at 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. Event runs from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.

Where: In the lobby of UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco, 1975 4th Street

RSVP: Please confirm before arrival with Suzanne Leigh. Cell: (415) 680-5133; e-mail: [email protected]


  • Patients and families
  • Umpiring crew

About UCSF Health: As the cornerstone of UCSF Health, UCSF Medical Center is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 10 hospitals and cancer centers by U.S. News & World Report. Recognized for innovative treatments, advanced technology, collaboration among health care professionals and scientists, and a highly compassionate patient care team, UCSF Medical Center serves as the academic medical center of UC San Francisco, the nation’s leading university exclusively focused on health. UCSF’s nationally preeminent programs include children's health, the brain and nervous system, organ transplantation, women's health, cancer and behavioral health. The medical center operates as a self-supporting enterprise within UCSF and generates its own revenues to cover the operating costs of providing patient care. UCSF Health currently encompasses UCSF Medical Center, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals (San Francisco and Oakland), the UCSF faculty practice group, Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital and Clinics, Benioff Children’s Physicians foundation and affiliations including Marin General Hospital, Hospice by the Bay, Washington Hospital and Santa Rosa Memorial Medical Center. Visit