Virtual Fundraiser Raises Over $150,000 for Austin’s Playrooms

Over 300 guests joined the Mario Lemieux Foundation VIRTUALLY on Thursday, May 13 for the 22nd annual Austin’s Playrooms Lunch and Fundraiser presented by Highmark.  The event raised over $150,000 for Austin’s Playrooms, specifically the Foundation’s 2021 recipient, The Watson Institute.

Austin’s Playrooms, an initiative created by Nathalie Lemieux through her own experiences, creates safe and comfortable spaces in medical facilities for children who are enduring extended stays, whether as a patient or as a sibling of a patient. 

During the event, we debuted our new Austin’s Playrooms video, which shows all of the current Playrooms under renovation/construction thanks to our guests’ generosity. Check it out in full below!

Of course, this event would not be possible without our sponsors.  Thank you for your continued support!







And thank you to these  guests for sharing their “watch party” photos with us!