18th annual Golf to Give Classic to be held Sept. 8

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 4, 2014
Contact: Shannon Dininny, Memorial Communications: 509.577.5051

18th annual Golf to Give Classic to be held Sept. 8
Money raised supports children’s health care

YAKIMA, Wash. – The 18th annual Golf to Give Classic will be held on Monday, Sept. 8, at Apple Tree Resort, with proceeds to benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. All money stays in the local community to support children’s health care at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital – the Children’s Miracle Network hospital for Central Washington – and Children’s Village, which provides specialized services to children with special health care needs and their families.

The goal this year is to raise $50,000 to purchase vital equipment – a simulated baby to train employees and staff on critical life-saving skills – for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and the Pediatric Unit.

This year’s Golf to Give Classic includes two flights of high-caliber golf, a putting and chipping contest, morning and afternoon raffles and a silent auction. Memorial sports medicine expert Joel Buffum will be on hand to provide information about Titleist Performance Institute screenings to improve your golf game. Several grateful patients – children who have benefitted from the care made possible by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals – also will be there to visit with the golfers and visitors and to share their stories and enjoy the fun.

Memorial is grateful to Apple Tree for once again hosting the event and to its key sponsors: Les Schwab Tire Centers, Solarity Credit Union, Magic Metals, Ace Hardware, Coca-Cola, Yakama Nation Legends Casino and Stewart Subaru.

For more information about the event, visit memfound.org or call (509) 576-5794.

About Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital
Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital is a 226-bed, acute-care, not-for-profit community hospital. As the Children’s Miracle Network hospital for Central Washington, Memorial has the only Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in the region, as well as a Pediatric Unit. Memorial also partners with other community organizations to serve children with special health care needs at Children’s Village, which offers medical clinics, developmental evaluations, dental services, occupational and speech therapy, mental health counseling, education services, care resource
coordinators and physical therapy. Visit Memorial online at yakimamemorial.org or on Facebook (www.facebook.com/yakimavalleymemorialhospital), Twitter (www.twitter.com/Yakima_Memorial) or Pinterest (www.pinterest.com/yvmh).

About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds for 170 nonprofit hospitals across North America to treat severely injured and ill children. When a donation is given it stays in the community, helping local kids. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $4.4 billion, most of it $1 at a time. These donations have gone to support research and training, purchase equipment, and pay for uncompensated care, all in support of the organization’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible.

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