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Big funds raised in golf outing

From left: Calvin Allen, executive vice president and chief HR officer, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; Tim Johnson, senior director of Corporate Leadership Giving at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; Savine, mother of patient at CHOP; Bruce Foulke, chairman and founder of the Kids-N-Hope Foundation; Bridget Welz, senior associate director, Retail Cause Marketing & Children’s Miracle Network; Doug Hock, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; and Gina Pelbano, coordinator of community outreach for the Kids-N-Hope Foundation. Front: Gabe, patient of CHOP.

The Kids-N-Hope Foundation raised more than $143,000 during its 28th annual golf classic at Huntingdon Valley Country Club. The annual golf outing serves as one of the signature fundraising events for the foundation to support music therapy programs and other child life services.

The event’s volunteer staff and golfers enjoyed an afternoon on the greens, an awards banquet and silent auction. A total of 140 golfers came out for the day and enjoyed friendly competitions in various skills contests, which awarded winners in the longest drive, putting contest and the closest to the in.

Since its inception, the foundation has contributed more than $3.1 million to the music therapy program at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia as well as other pediatric health and life services at local hospitals and not-for-profit organizations.

“It’s always an exciting day when foundation supporters and event sponsors can enjoy a beautiful day on the course while raising funds for the foundation,” said the foundation’s founder and chairman, Bruce K. Foulke. “We are deeply appreciative of all our sponsors, business partners, credit union partners and event participants for their support of our golf outing and their unwavering commitment to the mission of the Kids-N-Hope Foundation.”

To learn more about the Kids-N-Hope Foundation and its upcoming events, visit www.KidsNHope.org.

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