Thunder GM Sam Presti, Wife's Donation Makes Big Impact On Oklahoma Children's Hospital

Tuesday, February 23rd 2021, 4:01 am
By: News 9

Oklahoma City -

The Sam Presti facility at the Oklahoma Children's Hospital opened Monday.

The Thunder General Manager and his wife donated $600,000 to the hospital back in 2019. Hospital officials said the donation funded an array of renovations and technology updates at the facility.

The Presti's donation led to two procedure rooms to be renovated as well as a nurturing indoor and outdoor space in the east lobby for patients and families to enjoy called the Presti Clubhouse and

Play Area. Hospital officials said The advanced technology made possible by the gift elevates services provided at the Jimmy Everest Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders in Children and the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at Oklahoma Children’s Hospital. 

Jon Hayes, president of Oklahoma Children’s Hospital, said, “Sam’s resolute sense of gratitude to the community was obvious early on. It was clear that he and Shannon wanted to reciprocate in a way that would benefit all Oklahomans irrespective of location, socioeconomic status or any other barrier. The Prestis have a vision for a strong children’s hospital that endures well into the future and understand that premier pediatric care has an essential aspect for all citizens of the state. We are so grateful for their generosity.”