Five Fabulous Fundraisers Raise More Than $8 Million
The Friends of Costco Guild celebrated its 25th anniversary this year and hosted the 14th annual Children's Golf Classic.
Thank You, Friends of Costco Guild!
Hall & Oates entertained 1,200 guests at the Children's Golf Classic dinner.
The 61 members of the Friends of Costco Guild work year-round to produce the Children's Golf Classic each summer, and thanks to their dedication, the event has consistently been the hospital's most successful fundraiser. This year, as it celebrated its 25th anniversary, the guild hosted its 14th Annual Children's Golf Classic and raised a tremendous $7.2 million for uncompensated care at Seattle Children's.
Lynn Winters (left) and guild founder Jan Sinegal (right) with Chiron and John Naab and their daughter, Brooke, who received a heart transplant at Seattle Children's.
The three-day event began Aug. 17 with a private VIP reception for major sponsors at MOHAI in Seattle. More than 1,200 guests attended a dinner the next night on the grounds of Safeco Field and watched an inspiring program led by Dr. Mark Lewin, co-director of Children's Heart Center. John and Chiron Naab joined Lewin to talk about the life-saving heart transplant their daughter, Brooke, underwent at the hospital. The program also included a special anniversary tribute to the guild and its dedicated members. To end the night, Hall & Oates performed an exclusive concert. The following morning, 1,224 golfers played eight and a half courses and then gathered at The Golf Club at Newcastle for an awards dinner.
Many thanks to Classic Circle of Care sponsors Costco Wholesale, agron/adidas, Allied Marketing, American Express, Cargill Inc., Earth Friendly Products, General Mills, JBS USA, Nestlé, Niagara Bottling, Nice-Pak, Sun Products Corporation and Sinegal Family Foundation; and title sponsors Comprehensive Payment Recovery Service, ConAgra Foods, DIRECTV, Earthbound Farm, First Choice Bank, Foster Farms, Gobo Enterprises, Jack Link's, LNK International, Mars Inc., Mazzetta Company LLC, National Beef Packing Company, PepsiCo, Pharmavite LLC, Reckitt Benckiser, Samsung, Tarantino Wholesale Foods, Trident Seafoods, Tyson and Unilever.
"Thank you, Friends of Costco Guild members, for a remarkable 25 years. Seattle Children's is incredibly lucky to have each of you as an advocate. Thank you for your passion and hard work on behalf of our patients and families."
Orthopedic Guild Raises $100,000
(From left) Seattle Children's patient Peter Fantozzi, event chair Amy White, Karen Fantozzi, guild president Kim Dales and emcee Paul Dudley at the Orthopedic Guild's event.
On June 7, more than 180 friends of the Orthopedic Guild attended an elegant evening of dinner and dancing at Herban Feast in Seattle. Attendees danced to live music performed by the award-winning Michael Benson Band. Vada May Corkery, a longtime champion of Children's Department of Orthopedics, was honored for her enduring dedication and hard work. The festive evening raised more than $100,000 for orthopedic research at Seattle Children's.
Children's Ride Supports Uncompensated Care and Research
Members of the Imagine Guild work year-round to present Children's Ride each June.
On June 29, more than 500 supporters of the Imagine Guild joined together for Children's Ride 18, raising $170,000 for uncompensated care and research at Seattle Children's. The two-day event kicked off with the Children's Ride Auction at Destination Harley-Davidson in Tacoma and featured items such as a 2013 Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Along with complimentary wine and beer, attendees enjoyed a three-course meal prepared by XGroup Restaurants. On June 30, an escorted ride for 400 motorcyclists started at Downtown Harley-Davidson in Renton and ended at the Enumclaw Expo Center. Special guest Sean McNabb, who plays Tocoma on the popular TV show Sons of Anarchy, led the ride and then joined the crowd for food and live music. Thanks to title sponsors John L. Scott Foundation, Sun and Surf Charity, Mayfair Games, Natural Molecular Testing Corp., Buyken Metal Products, Destination Harley-Davidson, Downtown Harley-Davidson, Herb Bridge and Edie Hilliard, and United Parcel Service.
A Run Through Wine Country Benefits Seattle Children's
Run for Children's Guild members celebrate another successful event.
More than 1,000 people gathered at Columbia Winery in Woodinville to participate in the Columbia Winery Charity Run and Walk (formerly the Covey Run) Aug. 17. Presented by the Run for Children's Guild, the 10k run, 5k walk/run and kids' dash through beautiful Woodinville wine country raised a total of $100,000 for uncompensated care at Seattle Children's. The event, which included an awards ceremony and post-run festival, featured Children's patient Kendahl Buck, who had a kidney transplant last year. The individual who donated a kidney to Kendahl also ran the race with Kendahl's team, Kidney Crushers.
Vintage Races Turn 25
SOVREN Guild members at the 25th annual Pacific Northwest Historics Vintage Races.
Congratulations to the SOVREN Guild, which hosted the 25th annual Pacific Northwest Historics Vintage Races July 5 to 7 and raised more than $600,000 for uncompensated care and the Science Adventure Lab at Seattle Children's. Hundreds of rare and restored cars competed in the event, which drew 10,000 fans to Pacific Raceways in Kent to watch the races and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Porsche 911. About 80 people participated in Friday night's kart races, asking friends and family to pledge their support as they raced around the track in teams of four drivers per go-kart. Celebrity driver Brian Redman attended the races and signed autographs for fans. Redman also attended the Children's Checkered Flag Club Champions dinner, hosted by John and Shawn Goodman at Goodman Racing, and thanked guests for their $10,000 contribution to Children's. Since its inception, the guild has raised more than $9 million for uncompensated care. Many thanks to this year's sponsors, The Goodman Foundation and Mercedes Benz of Seattle.