Bonds honored by San Fran hospital

Updated: October 9, 2009, 4:18 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO -- Barry Bonds handed out T-shirts, posed for pictures and romped with young patients as a San Francisco hospital opened a playroom bearing his name.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Barry Bonds Family Foundation Playroom was Friday at the UCSF Medical Center.

According to Roxanne Fernandes, executive director of UCSF Children's Hospital, Bonds paid for the renovation himself at a cost of nearly $250,000. The new surroundings include a flat-screen television and audio system, an arts and crafts table and several toys.

The home run king, who has not played since 2007, told a crowd assembled outside the playroom that he hoped it would provide children a place to relax while staying at the hospital.


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