Fore the Kids Charity Golf Tournament
In June 2019, golfers at the 17th Annual Geno Auriemma’s Fore the Kids Charity Golf Tournament “teed it up” for babies like Ava and Isabella Camarata, raising funds for a new transport isolette needed to transport premature and critically ill babies to Connecticut Children’s Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) in Hartford and Farmington for expert care.
This past year, tournament sponsors, 184 golfers and 230 dinner guests came together to give $388,000 toward the purchase of a new NICU transport isolette for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit transport team, as well as a highly specialized spinal surgery table for patients undergoing complex spine surgeries in the Division of Orthopedics. Over the past 17 years, the Geno Auriemma Fore the Kids Charity Golf tournament has raised more than $2 million to benefit patient care at Connecticut Children’s.
In addition to hearing the Camarata family’s story, attendees heard from 13-year-old Shemar Williams, a patient of Jeffrey Thomson, MD. Shemar was born with scoliosis and is undergoing successful treatment with MAGEC rod technology, which uses external magnets to make spinal adjustments instead of surgeries.
Other special guests at this year’s tournament included Booger McFarland, a two-time Super Bowl champion with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, an ESPN personality and co-host of Monday Night Football. He and Geno joined golfers on a par three.
Schedule of Events
Brunch and Driving Range Open
Shotgun Start, Shamble Format
Food, Drink and Entertainment Stations on the Course
Cocktail Hour featuring a Closest to the Pin Shootout with Geno Auriemma and special guest!
Where will the 2020 proceeds go?
Geno Auriemma’s Fore the Kids Charity Golf Tournament will support the Greatest Need Children’s Fund at Connecticut Children’s.
From the tiniest babies treated in our Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) to children and young adults undergoing cancer treatment in our Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders, every patient who comes through our doors receives the specialized care they need and deserve.
That’s why the Greatest Need Children’s Fund is so important.
Last year, more than 108,000 patients from across the region and around the world came to Connecticut Children’s for world-class care. More than 2,000 are premature or high-risk newborns cared for in our Level 4 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Hartford.
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