SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (CBS4) – It was a special day for a group of deserving Colorado children fighting serious illnesses.

The kids packed up and traveled to Arizona to check out the Rockies at Spring Training.

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The children are patients at Children’s Hospital in Aurora. On Saturday, they enjoyed a game as the Rockies faced the Milwaukee Brewers.

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Before they left, some of the children told CBS4 they’ve been looking forward to this trip for months because it will give them a chance to not think about their illness and just have fun.

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Children from Children’s Hospital Colorado meet Chad Bettis, a cancer survivor. (credit: Rockies Photography)

On Sunday, the kids will get to meet the entire Rockies team.