Will Golf 4 Kids and Color of Hope Events Raise $745,000 for Arkansas Children’s Hospital
The 21st annual Will Golf 4 Kids tournament and seventh annual Color of Hope Gala, benefiting Arkansas Children’s Hospital, were held in Northwest Arkansas August 7-8. Thanks to record sponsorships and attendance, the two events raised $745,000.
More than 1,100 golfers participated in the golf tournament, which was held at the Kingswood Golf Complex in Bella Vista. The gala, held at the John Q. Hammons Center in Rogers, had more than 1,200 attendees.
A volunteer committee of community leaders and Walmart vendor and supplier representatives organizes Will Golf 4 Kids and the Color of Hope Gala every year. This year, Jill and Mike Sewell served as chairs of the gala. Mike also served as chair of the golf tournament, with Kyden Reeh serving as co-chair.
The proceeds from this year’s events benefit children locally through the support of the Centers for Children in Lowell. The funds will also help the sickest children statewide through support of the Angel One Transport program, which includes two helicopters, four ambulances and access to a fixed-wing plane.
“Thanks to all of our generous sponsors, committed hosts, volunteers and participants who made this success possible,” said Fred Scarborough, CFRE, president of the ACH Foundation. “This success helps create the possibility of a safer, healthier future for the children of Arkansas. It’s amazing the impact a committed group of people can have on the lives of children!”
Will Golf 4 Kids and Color of Hope were presented by SC Johnson. Co-presenting sponsors included Advantage Sales and Marketing, Bayer Healthcare, Celebrate Arkansas, Kimberly Clark and Novartis.
The $745,000 raised at Will Golf 4 Kids and the Color of Hope Gala are being celebrated as part of the ACH Century of Possibility Campaign. All funds raised through the campaign will support pediatric care, research, education and prevention programs all over the state. The success of these two events brings the current Century of Possibility Campaign total to $153 million. The overall goal is $160 million. The campaign will conclude December 31, 2014.
-Official News Release of Arkansas Children’s Hospital Foundation