The Somerset Collection’s North Grand Court will transform into a life-size “Candy Collection” game offering guests a sweet adventure starting July 13 to welcome and support the opening of the new Children’s Hospital of Michigan - Troy. Guests can also enjoy other sweet spots in the Court with a Lego replica of the new hospital and a runway featuring kids’ trends that will also double as a sundae bar for ice cream socials.
The Candy Collection is open July 13 – 26, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., with the ice cream social taking place, July 16 - 18 and July 23 - 25, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
“Somerset Collection has been honored to support Children’s Hospital of Michigan’s important work for many years and we are thrilled they are extending their first-rate services to Troy,” said Linda McIntosh of Somerset Collection. “As a welcome to our neighborhood, we are excited put on this great event at Somerset Collection and invite others to have fun with us while supporting the new Children’s Hospital of Michigan – Troy.”
The Candy Collection entry fee is a $5 donation to the hospital for three games, which takes players around a Candy Land-inspired board. If the a player lands on special board squares, they receive a voucher for a prize at one of 12 Somerset Collection retailers, including Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Williams Sonoma, Pottery Barn Kids and Claire’s. The Somerset Collection merchants are donating all of the prizes.
The Candy Collection Ice Cream Sundae Social is a $5 donation to the hospital for a heaping scoop of ice cream that can be sprinkled with a selection of over 20 toppings on the sundae bar atop a giant t-shaped runway in North Grand Court.
Somerset Collection will also give guests a preview of the new hospital with a replica of the Children’s Hospital of Michigan – Troy built with over 7,000 Legos. The new Children’s Hospital of Michigan – Troy is slated to open at 350 W. Big Beaver Rd. in early 2016. The new location includes a 24/7 pediatric emergency room, day surgery and multiple pediatric medical and surgical specialties especially for children, including cancer and infusion therapy, cardiology, neurology, orthopedics, urology, imaging and lab services.
"By opening a new location in Troy, we can help make the lives of so many patients we serve just a bit easier by having services like these located closer to home,” Larry Gold, CEO of the Children's Hospital of Michigan. “We are very thankful to Somerset Collection for giving us such a happy and warm welcome to the neighborhood and for their continued support.”