It was an exciting day on Wednesday at Camp Sunshine in Casco. Underneath this blanket was something special for the kids there with life-threatening illnesses.

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Project Pinball is a non-profit organization that works to provide pinball machines to children's hospitals and facilities like Camp Sunshine, to introduce kids to a fun game that can help take their minds off what they are dealing with medically.

 

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Senior Director of Project Pinball, Dan Spolar, has been travelling all over the country recently to present pinball machines to children's hospitals and he made a stop in Casco at Camp Sunshine for the dedication of a Gottlieb Stargate pinball machine, themed after the 1994 film.

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As you can see the kids were both curious and excited. I was invited to come up for the dedication of the game by Camp Sunshine as they know of my love for pinball. Some of these kids had never played a pinball machine before, much less seen one.

This is Willow, and she was probably the most excited out of all the kids. I gave her a few tips and she took right to it, putting up the third highest score on the game. We've got a player here!

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A big thanks to Dave Madore from Auburn who picked up the donated game in Connecticut, cleaned it up, got everything working perfectly, and then brought it to Camp Sunshine. He'll return regularly to make sure it's in good working order for years to come. Dave volunteers his time and Project Pinball provides all the parts needed to keep it running at no cost.

Here are the winners of our high score contest along with Dan, Dave, his wife Jody and their daughter Cadence who just turned 2 and is bound to be a top notch pinball player like her dad. Oh yeah. That's me on the end. They gave me a trophy too.

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If you'd like to learn more about Project Pinball and see the great work they do to bring smiles to kids faces, hit the link below.