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Children's Golf Classic Raises $7.1M for Seattle Children's Hospital

August 11, 2011

Tournament raises $7.1M for Children’s uncompensated care program

SEATTLE – The Friends of Costco Guild, led by Jan Sinegal and Lynn Winters, raised $7.1M for Seattle Children’s Hospital at the 12th annual Children’s Golf Classic Aug. 6-8.  This three-day event consistently raises the most money of any event benefitting Children’s. In its 12 year history, the Children’s Golf Classic has raised more than $50 million for Seattle Children’s uncompensated care program. Uncompensated care fulfills Children’s mission to care for every child in the region regardless of their ability to pay.

“We are proud to be celebrating our 12th year of providing support for uncompensated care at Seattle Children’s,” said Jan Sinegal, Children’s Golf Classic Chair.  “The enthusiastic support of our sponsors, guests and volunteers is an amazing gift to the children and families of our region.”

The three-day event began with a special VIP Reception for top level sponsors at the Space Needle.  The next evening, 1,100 guests enjoyed dinner on the infield at Safeco Field. The evening concluded with a special private performance from one of the most successful bands in Australia’s history – Human Nature.

Monday morning, more than 1,100 players tee’d up at eight premier Northwest golf courses: The Golf Club at Newcastle’s Coal Creek and China Creek courses, The Plateau Club, Inglewood Golf Club, Broadmoor Golf Club, Meridian Valley Country Club, TPC at Snoqualmie Ridge and Washington National Golf Club.  The E&J Gallo Winery putting contest winner received a weekend trip to Napa Valley. The Golf Classic concluded with an awards presentation and dinner at The Golf Club at Newcastle.

The Friends of Costco Guild recognized the Classic Circle of Care Sponsors at the $100,000 level, Costco Wholesale, agron/adidas, Allied Marketing, American Express, Cargill Inc., General Mills, JBS USA, Nice-Pak, Pilgrims Inc., Sun Products Corporation, and the Sinegal Family Foundation; and the title sponsors at the $50,000 level, Comprehensive Payment Recovery Service, Inc, ConAgra Foods, Diageo, Nestle Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream, Earth Friendly Products, Earthbound Farm, LNK International. Mars Inc., Mazzetta Company, LCC, National Beef Packing Company, Niagara Bottling, PepsiCo, Pharmative, LCC, Tarantino Gourmet Sausages, Trident Seafoods, Tyson Foods, Unilever and Vizio.

About Seattle Children’s Hospital Guild Association

Seattle Children’s Hospital Guild Association is the largest all-volunteer fundraising network for any hospital in the country, serving as the umbrella non-profit organization for nearly 7,000 women, men and teens and 500 groups of friends, families, co-workers and community members. For more than 100 years, the Guild Association has helped provide hope, care and cures for children in Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. The Guild Association’s efforts help support the clinical and research endeavors at Seattle Children’s and provide uncompensated care funds so that all children in the region can receive the care they need regardless of their ability to pay. The Guild Association is part of the Seattle Children’s Hospital Foundation which gathers community support and fundraising for Seattle Children’s Hospital and Seattle Children’s Research Institute. For more information, visit

About Seattle Children's Hospital

Consistently ranked as one of the best children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Children’s serves as the pediatric and adolescent academic medical referral center for the largest landmass of any children’s hospital in the country (Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho). For more than 100 years, Children’s has been delivering superior patient care and advancing new treatments through pediatric research. Children’s serves as the primary teaching, clinical and research site for the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. The hospital works in partnership with Seattle Children’s Research Institute and Seattle Children’s Hospital Foundation. For more information, visit

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