Lenny Wilkens Charity Raises $100,000 for Children's Hospital's Odessa Brown Children's Clinic
Seattle, Wash.: The Lenny Wilkens Celebrity Golf Classic recently presented a gift of $100,000 to Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center’s Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic.
Seattle, Wash.: The Lenny Wilkens Celebrity Golf Classic recently presented a gift of $100,000 to Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center’s Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic. Lenny Wilkens, former coach of Seattle Supersonics, is currently the head coach of the Toronto Raptors. This is the largest gift to date given to the clinic by the charity, which has given more than $450,000 in its eight-year history.
The Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic, located in Seattle’s Central Area, provides children with critical health services, including a full range of primary care, social work and mental health services. The eighth annual Celebrity Golf Classic was held in the Bellevue Hyatt’s Grand Ballroom and featured a dinner, three auctions and the golf tournament itself.
“We are extremely grateful to Lenny Wilkens and all of the event’s sponsors for their commitment and generosity,” said Benjamin Danielson, MD, medical director of Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic. “It is through this consistent support that the clinic is able to provide quality medical care and education in our community.”
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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