Children's Golf Classic Raises $7M for Seattle Children's Hospital

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The Friends of Costco Guild, led by Jan Sinegal and Lynn Winters, raised $7M for Seattle Children’s Hospital at the 13th annual Children’s Golf Classic August 4-6. This three-day event consistently raises the most money of any event benefitting Children’s.


The Friends of Costco Guild, led by Jan Sinegal and Lynn Winters, raised $7M for Seattle Children’s Hospital at the 13th annual Children’s Golf Classic August 4-6. This three-day event consistently raises the most money of any event benefitting Children’s.

"I am so excited! The journey of this event is one of a kind. The support and friendships that have been created are amazing. The generosity of our sponsors, guests and volunteers is an incredible gift to the children and families of our region,” said Jan Sinegal, Children’s Golf Classic Chair.

The three-day event began with a special VIP Reception for top level sponsors at Chihuly Garden and Glass at Seattle Center. The next evening, 1,100 guests enjoyed dinner on the infield at Safeco Field. The evening concluded with a performance from the Blues Brothers, featuring Jim Belushi and Dan Aykroyd.

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., Earth Friendly Products, General Mills, JBS USA, Niagara Bottling, Nice-Pak, Sun Products Corporation, and the Sinegal Family Foundation; and the title sponsors at the $50,000 level, Coca-Cola, Comprehensive Payment Recovery Service, ConAgra Foods, Earthbound Farm, First Choice Bank, LNK International. Mars Inc., Mazzetta Company, LCC, National Beef Packing Company, Nestle Dreyer’s Ice Cream, PepsiCo, Pharmavite, LCC, Tarantino Wholesale Foods, Trident Seafoods, Tyson, Unilever and Vizio.

About Seattle Children’s

Seattle Children’s Hospital, Foundation and Research Institute together deliver superior patient care, advance new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and raise funds to create better futures for patients. Consistently ranked as one of the top 10 children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Seattle Children’s Hospital specializes in meeting the unique physical, emotional and developmental needs of children from infancy through young adulthood. Through the collaboration of physicians in nearly 60 pediatric subspecialties, Seattle Children’s Hospital provides inpatient, outpatient, diagnostic, surgical, rehabilitative, behavioral, and emergency and outreach services to families from around the world.

Located in downtown Seattle’s biotech corridor, Seattle Children’s Research Institute is pushing the boundaries of medical research to find cures for pediatric diseases and improve outcomes for children all over the world. Internationally recognized investigators and staff at the research institute are advancing new discoveries in cancer, genetics, immunology, pathology, infectious disease, injury prevention, bioethics and much more.

Seattle Children’s Hospital and Research Foundation and Seattle Children’s Hospital Guild Association work together to gather community support and raise funds for uncompensated care, clinical care and research. The foundation receives nearly 80,000 gifts each year, from lemonade stand proceeds to corporate sponsorships. Seattle Children’s Hospital Guild Association is the largest all-volunteer fundraising network for any hospital in the country, serving as the umbrella organization for 450 groups of people who turn an activity they love into a fundraiser. Support from the foundation and guild association makes it possible for Seattle Children’s care and research teams to improve the health and well-being of all kids.

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