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RSF SPOTLIGHT: Meet Connor

We’re shining the spotlight on some of the amazing people that help make our Seacrest Studios around the country so special.

 MEET CONNOR!   

Connor, a patient at Children’s Health Dallas, can regularly be found in Seacrest Studios playing with the equipment and interviewing celebrity guests! His amazing questions and excitement for the studio always brings a smile to everyone that meets him. Get to know more about Connor in his own words:

  • How old are you? 14
  • Who is your favorite artist and or song? My favorite artist is Spyro Gyra and my favorite song is “Morning Dance.”
  • What is your favorite thing to do in the studio? I like to switch videos on the Tricaster!
  • Who was your favorite studio guest? I loved meeting Mike Love (from The Beach Boys) because I like his music and he had interesting interview answers.  He told me all about “Kokomo”
  • Do you have a special hidden talent: Yes, I broadcast my own radio station with a modified residential FM broadcaster. I mostly play whatever CD’s I have laying around in my room.

Thank you, Connor, for helping make Seacrest Studios in Dallas such an awesome place to be!

Patients Celebrate ‘The Nocturnals’ With Face Painting & Crafts In Seacrest Studios D.C.

Three unlikely friends from The Nocturnals made a special trip across the country to Washington D.C. and brought smiles to the patients and families at Children’s National! Dawn the fox, Tobin the pangolin, and Bismark the pint sized sugar glider stopped by Seacrest Studios for a fun day filled with arts and crafts, face-painting, games, and a Skype meet-and-greet with The Nocturnals author, Tracey Hecht.

With more than 30 patients and families in the studio, The Nocturnals team went above and beyond to entertain each and every visitor! They brought along giveaways which included all 3 of the books in the series as well as cute stuffed animals. They even had artists on call for face painting, transforming patients to look just like the fun characters from the books! The team brought along other crafts as well as games for patients to play.

To top off their visit, The Nocturnals author, Tracey Hecht, was in another country but made a Skype call into the studio and spoke to patients in Seacrest Studios as well as up in their rooms.

The day with The Nocturnals team was one that our patients and families will never forget and we hope they can visit Children’s National again soon!

Patients at Seacrest Studios Charlotte Interview Dierks Bentley!

Written by: Seacrest Studios Intern, Lillie Burrow
Video by: Seacrest Studios Interns, Gracie Thompson & Sarah Ann Craven

We kicked off Dierks Bentley’s visit at Levine Children’s Hospital with a round of questions from our patients. We learned that his favorite Charlotte activity is visiting the Science Discovery Museum with his kids! In an extensi

During the interview, we learned Dierks has an affinity for vegetables, and if he were to have a statue made of him, he would pose with his fists in the air as if on stage in front of a cheering crowd. Dierks admitted that was one of his favorite questions, but our favorite moment was Dierks showcasing his version of the running man and attempting a DJ voice.

Dierks played a round of “Guess that Country Music Star,” and one could say he knew his colleagues pretty well. Dierks and Bryson even sang “Huntin, Fishin, and Lovin Every Day” together. Afterward, Gray quizzed Dierks on his favorite holiday and was so adamant Christmas is the best holiday that he convinced Dierks to change his answer from The Fourth of July to Christmas, too.

When asked whom he resembled, Dierks had the studio laughing when he humbly confessed he looks like Brad Pitt; however, a highlight of the visit was when he was asked, “What is one word you would use to describe yourself,” and Dierks said he hoped it would be grateful.

We sure are grateful for your visit, Dierks! Thanks for a fabulous afternoon full of fun games and unforgettable dance moves!

RSF Spotlight: Meet The Baxter Sisters

We’re shining the spotlight on some of the amazing people that help make our Seacrest Studios around the country so special.

MEET AUTUMN & MADISON!

(Autumn on Left, Madison on Right)

Patients at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and regulars in Seacrest Studios, Autumn and Madison Baxter love playing games and meeting celebrities in studio!  Learn more about them in their own words:

AUTUMN

  • How old are you? 15
  • Who is your favorite artist and or song? Luke Bryan
  • What is your favorite thing to do in the studio? I just like hanging out there!
  • Who was your favorite studio guest? Luke Bryan, because he’s hot and he sang ‘Play It Again’ for us!

MADISON

  • How old are you?  17
  • Who is your favorite artist and or song? Maroon 5
  • What is your favorite thing to do in the studio? I like to play games (some of my favorites are Scattegories, Dictionary and Head’s Up)
  • Who was your favorite studio guest? I loved meeting Luke Bryan because he was so nice and took selfies with every patient.

Thank you Autumn and Madison for spending so much time with us in studio and helping make it such a special place to be.

RSF SPOTLIGHT: Meet Our Nashville Studio Manager

We’re shining the spotlight on some of the amazing people that help make our Seacrest Studios around the country so special.

MEET MAMIE!

We are so grateful that Mamie, the studio manager at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, has dedicated so much time and love to Seacrest Studios. Mamie started as an intern at our Seacrest Studios in Atlanta and then helped us open and manage our studio in Charlotte. After a few years in Charlotte, she made the move to Nashville to help open and run our studio there.

Her dedication to our studios is inspiring and we want you to learn more about her in her own words:

  •  How long you have worked at Seacrest Studios: I have worked for Seacrest Studios for 6 (going on 7) years!  My first role was as an intern at our first studio in Atlanta!
  •  Favorite thing (game/activity, etc.) you do in studio: My favorite thing to do in the studio is laugh! Whether that is in an interview, a lip sync battle, or a game – as long as we are laughing, that is my favorite activity!  What better thrill is there than to watch abrave child sing openly and laugh uncontrollably.
  • Most memorable studio guest (and why): The opening of our Nashville studio was a pretty amazing memory with a global superstar guest: Taylor Swift! She surprised everyone!
  • Special hidden talent (if you have one): I am from Texas – I can work wonders with a can of hairspray and a teasing comb! 🙂

Thank you, Mamie, for bringing your positive energy to Seacrest Studios and the patients every day!

Lizzy Greene Hosts Games For Kids In Seacrest Studios

Nickelodeon’s Lizzy Greene came back to Seacrest Studios in Dallas to see her friends and play some games!

Lizzy is from the Dallas area and loves to visit the Seacrest Studios at Children’s Medical Center when she has time off at home. For her recent visit, we put her to work! Lizzy hosted our Bingo game for the day, entertaining the kids in studio and calling numbers for the kids who were watching and playing along from their hospital room.

The kids were excited to talk to Lizzy and get their picture together. Lizzy even delivered some of the Bingo prizes to the winners.

Lizzy also shared about how much fun she’s having on the set of Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn. Be on the lookout for some fun, new episodes! Thanks Lizzy for coming back to the Seacrest Studios! We’ll see you next time!

RSF SPOTLIGHT: Meet Allie

We’re shining the spotlight on some of the amazing people that help make our Seacrest Studios around the country so special.

MEET ALLIE!

Allie, a patient at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, has the ability to bring smiles and fun every where she goes…and we love that she regularly fills Seacrest Studios with her sunshine!  Learn more about Allie in her own words:

  • How old are you? 12
  • Who is your favorite artist and or song? My favorite artist is Gavin Degraw and I love the song “Soldier”
  • What is your favorite thing to do in the studio? My favorite thing to do in the studio is to play trivia. It’s like an escape from being the “sick kid” in the hospital.
  • Who was your favorite studio guest? My favorite guest was Madison Shipman from “Game Shakers”. I think it is pretty inspiring  she is following her dreams of acting, but also taking time to visit the hospital. She also took the time to talk with us.
  • Do you have a special hidden talent:  My hidden talents would have to be shooting pool (billiards)! Also, I am pretty funny and I’m really good at bringing fun to any place (even the hospital!)

Thank you Allie for making Seacrest Studios in Cincinnati such an incredibly fun place to be!

 

WWE Wrestlers Sin Cara, Carmella and Sami Zayn Visit Seacrest Studios Atlanta

It felt like a mini WWE Smackdown in Seacrest Studios Atlanta when pro wrestlers Sin Cara, Carmella and Sami Zayn stopped by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta to spread some joy to excited patients and fans!  The trio shared everything from encouraging words and signature moves to personalized video messages for some patients.

One  young, enthusiastic patient loved comparing his own mask to Sin Cara’s and even considered “wrestling” it off of the veteran wrestler’s head. After handing out bracelets and free tickets to their show, Sin Cara, Carmella and Sami posed for pictures and signed autographs for everyone. Then it was time to put on their game face and head out to prepare for their big night in the ring! THANK YOU SO MUCH to the WWE for supporting Seacrest Studios – you may all be SUPER TOUGH on the outside but you’re oh so sweet and kind on the inside!  WE LOVE YOU!

RSF SPOTLIGHT: Meet Our Dallas Studio Managers

We’re shining the spotlight on some of the amazing people that help make our Seacrest Studios around the country so special. 

MEET CHANCE AND PAULA!

We are so lucky to have Chance and Paula running Seacrest Studios at Children’s Medical Center Dallas. Their dedication to the patients and studio is inspiring and they make every day so much fun! Learn a little more about Chance and Paula in their own words:

CHANCE

  •  How long you have worked at Seacrest Studios: Five years. Wow, that’s gone by fast!
  •  Favorite thing (game/activity, etc.) you do in studio: Our spring and fall concert series gives local musicians a chance to perform at the hospital.  There is great live music, prize raffles, bubble machine and popcorn. It’s so much fun!
  • Most memorable studio guest (and why): It’s hard to choose one, but I have a great memory of Chris Martin’s visit. One of our patients played piano and sang a Coldplay song for him.  Chris was genuinely caught up in the song, and halfway through it, he started to sing along.  It was a great moment, and we were also able to send the patient and his family to the concert that night!
  • Special hidden talent (if you have one): It’s not really hidden, but in my free time I enjoy training for triathlons and compete in Ironman races.

PAULA

  • How long you have worked at Seacrest Studios:  I’ve worked at Seacrest Studios for three years and I’m loving every minute of it.
  • Favorite thing (game/activity, etc.) you do in studio: I love the games we play in studio. Hosting Bingo brings out another level of my silly side and delivering prizes to our winners’ hospital rooms is so rewarding. I love to see the kids light up with excitement!
  • Most memorable studio guest (and why): My favorite thing about the Seacrest Studios is seeing the transformation within the kids. They walk in as hospital patients a little shy and next thing you know we’re all dancing the Whip and Nae Nae and laughing. It’s rewarding to see them have a little fun and joy during their hospital stay.
  • Special hidden talent (if you have one): Not so hidden and definitely not a talent, but before working here I didn’t know I would dance so much at work. I enjoy doing my crazy dance moves just to make a kid (or their parent) smile!

Thank you Chance and Paula for making every day in Seacrest Studios such an exciting adventure!

RSF Ambassador, Sabrina Carpenter, Holds Fundraising Campaign For Foundation

Our Ambassador, Sabrina Carpenter, is holding an Omaze campaign benefitting RSF! If you enter, you have the chance to win a VIP backstage visit with Sabrina on her De-Tour. Not only will you get to hang out with Sabrina, you will get to hear some of her unreleased music! And since no hang out of Sabrina’s is complete without sweet treats…you and Sabrina will share some yummy dessert.

Sound amazing? (We think so!) Well, you can’t win if you don’t ENTER!  GOOD LUCK!