The Ace Bailey Children's Foundation is dedicated to supporting programs that ease the strain of hospitalization on infants, children and their families at the Tufts Children's Hospital. It was established in memory of Garnet "Ace" Bailey, a former Boston Bruins hockey player, who was killed in the tragic events of September 11, 2001. In March 2006 "Ace's Place," the hospital's new play center, opened its doors. The Foundation then supported a renovation project in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Most recently, the Foundation unveiled their latest project to help children in the hospital – an Ace’s Place playroom in the pediatric emergency room at Tufts Children's Hospital.
Barbara Pothier, Executive Director of ABCF along with Kathryn Bailey, Ace Bailey’s widow, her son Todd and his son Evan cut the ribbon to welcome everyone into the new space. The Foundation has since given an additional $50,000 to maintain existing spaces that bare its name throughout the hospital.
Learn about the Ace Bailey Children's Foundation