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Jim Harbaugh Foundation to bring Big House experience to kids at Mott

November 29, 2016
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Jim Harbaugh, left, smiles as he sits with his wife Sarah and youg daughter Katherine, during a press conference to announce him as the new head coach of the University of Michigan football team at the Junge Family Champions Center on Tuesday, December 30, 2014. (Melanie Maxwell | The Ann Arbor News) ANN ARBOR, MI - Sick children can soon visit the Big House without leaving their rooms at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, thanks to the foundation named after University of Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh. They may also hang out with dinosaurs, ride roller coasters or even visit the moon. These are just some of the types of experiences made possible by the new Harbaugh Fund announced on Michigan's Giving Blueday. Created by a $50,000 seed donation from the Harbaugh Foundation, the new fund supports activities led by the hospital's Child and Family Life team. First project on the list: Virtual reality viewers for every young patient. The viewers work by sliding in a smartphone and turning on virtual reality apps through the phone. Kids will be encouraged to try many experiences, including heading to the Big House to see what a typical game day is like. Through the Michigan VR app created by University of Michigan Athletics last year, young patients can follow the Wolverines through the tunnel and into Michigan Stadium, mingle with the band and cheerleaders and even...

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