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Lenny Wilkens Charity Raises $100,000 for Children's Hospital's Odessa Brown Children's Clinic

December 27, 2002

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

Consistently ranked as one of the best children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Seattle 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, Seattle Children’s has been delivering superior patient care while advancing new treatments through pediatric research. Seattle 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 www.seattlechildrens.org or follow us on Twitter or Facebook.

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