A lot of golfers swung into action at the 5th annual Golf 4 The Kids Tournament, raising almost $85,000, which will be split equally between two Nevada nonprofit organizations: Cure 4 The Kids Foundation and the Nevada Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation.
Pictured above: During the Golf 4 The Kids awards ceremony, Stephen Chiang, donated $20,000 to send dozens of children to Camp Independent Firefly, a special medically supervised summer camp available to attendees at no cost. The camp allows a child with a bleeding disorder, and their siblings, to safely enjoy the outdoors while also learning to increase independence as it relates to their disorder. (L to R: Stephen Chiang, Marco Magana and son, Andres. )
This event, which started in 2013, was held at the Red Rock Country Club on Monday, May 1, 2017, where golfers played the club’s private Mountain Course.
Cure 4 The Kids Foundation will use the proceeds raised in the tournament to fund the Charity Care Program, which helps ensure patients who don’t have medical insurance or the ability to pay for treatment, receive the medical attention they need.
“This is an important fundraiser for us as it helps us to provide the unduplicated services that are at the very core of our mission,” said Annette Logan, Cure 4 The Kids Foundation CEO and co-founder. “We are so thankful for the sponsors and the participants in the tournament who each help towards ensuring our goal that patients who are unable to pay for treatment get the medical attention that they need.”
The Nevada Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation will use the funds to send children to Camp Independent Firefly, which is a medically supervised summer camp, where youth can test their limits, gain new skills for living independently with their disorder, and meet others similarly affected with bleeding disorders.
At the tournament’s award ceremony, organizers encouraged participants to make individual pledges to send additional children to Camp Independent Firefly. Golfers donated hundreds of dollars. In fact, during one heart-stopping moment, one attendee, Stephen Chiang, made a donation of more than $20,000!
“That was an absolutely amazing moment that I will remember for the rest of my life,” said Kelli Walters, Executive Director of the Nevada Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation. “If it weren’t for the amazing and generous residents in our community, we would not be able to send such a large number of our youth to Camp Independent Firefly at no cost to them.”
CSL Behring was the Presenting Sponsor at this year’s event.