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Must-See: Blake Corum, JJ McCarthy pay visit to Mott Children’s Hospital

Once again, McCarthy and Courm are showing why Michigan is the Leaders and Best both on and off the field.



Mott Children's Hospital
Oct 8, 2022; Bloomington, Indiana, USA; Michigan Wolverines quarterback J.J. McCarthy (9) warms up before the game against the against the Indiana Hoosiers at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

Two of the biggest names in college sports: Blake Corum and JJ McCarthy. These two Wolverine stars are well-known for their work on the football field after having an incredible 13-1 Big Ten title-winning season a year ago. Additionally, both are listed in the top-15 Heisman Trophy odds heading into a new season this fall. Still, both players remain true to their roots and represent what is best about the University of Michigan — this was on full display when the duo made a Bose-sponsored trip to Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor, MI.

What is Mott Children’s Hospital?

For those that may be unfamiliar with Mott Children’s Hospital, it is a branch of the University of Michigan medical system that sits right next to campus. Mott serves a special purpose as it caters to young adults and children in many ways. An excerpt from the Mott Hospital website:

“Since 1903, the University of Michigan has led the way in providing comprehensive, specialized health care for children. Our mission is to integrate clinical care, education, research and advocacy to advance the health status of children, women, and their families and communities statewide. From leading-edge heart surgery that’s performed in the womb to complete emergency care that’s there when you need it, families from all over come to the U-M C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital for our pediatric expertise.”

Mott Children’s Hospital is a big deal in the UM community — it is a place where people can come together in support of something much larger than themselves by helping children and families, whether it be through volunteer work or donations. Michigan’s elite backfield duo of JJ McCarthy and Blake Corum are no exception, and are not strangers to doing charity work.

McCarthy, Corum do charity event at Mott Hospital

On Monday, Valiant — the leading sports marketing agency at the University of Michigan — arranged McCarthy and Corum to make the trip to Mott Children’s Hospital. The event was sponsored by Bose Headphones, who also have independent deals with UM student-athletes such as JJ McCarthy. Here is the footage from the Wolverines’ trip to Mott:

The two visited the hospital, signed autographs, and interacted with the kids during the event. For McCarthy and Corum, this is just another way to give back to their community — something that both of them have done plenty of during their time at the University of Michigan.

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CJ has covered college athletics in paid roles for around five years, including numerous sports and beats. His most recent work revolves largely around Penn State and Michigan football and basketball as a member of the credentialed media at both schools. Right now, CJ writes for Blue by Ninety, where he also serves as the site's credentialed football reporter. He also does some credentialed basketball coverage. Previously, CJ has made stops with sites like GBMWolverine, Saturday Blitz, Steeler Nation, and more.