Baltimore Orioles’ slugger, Chris Davis and his wife Jill have donated $3 million to the University of Maryland Children’s Hospital at the UMD Medical Center.

“This remarkable gift from Chris and Jill Davis will benefit children throughout the state of Maryland and beyond,” said Mohan Suntha, MD, MBA, president and chief executive officer at UMMC. “It will provide critical support to expand the resources and technology available at the University of Maryland Children’s Hospital – including a new cardiac catheterization lab and operating room — allowing our world-class experts in children’s heart disease to provide the most advanced care possible. We are grateful to Chris and Jill Davis for their generosity and partnership.”

The former Texas Ranger graduated from Longview High School in '04. He made his MLB debut for the Rangers in 2008, and he currently plays first base for the Orioles. He told the CBS affiliate in Baltimore, “Everyone at the hospital has inspired our family - from the patients and families who show such courage in the face of overwhelming challenges, to the medical professionals and caregivers who dedicate their careers to saving and improving lives.”

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