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Seventh Annual Children's Golf Classic Raises $5.5 Million for Children's Hospital

August 22, 2006

The Friends of Costco Guild, led by Jan Sinegal and Lynn Winters, raised $5.5 million for Children’s Hospital at the seventh annual Children’s Golf Classic August 19 - 21.

The Friends of Costco Guild, led by Jan Sinegal and Lynn Winters, raised $5.5 million for Children’s Hospital at the seventh annual Children’s Golf Classic August 19 to 21.

The three-day event included a dinner and auction at Safeco Field for 1,000 participants. The top auction item, raising $80,000, included a jet airplane ride to California with Costco executives Jim Sinegal and Jeff Brotman, a tour of Costco, a day of golf, and dinner before flying home.

Jay Leno entertained the crowd and auctioned off a Harley Davidson 2007 Softail motorcycle. Leno also autographed the gas tank and helmet for the winning bidder, Dan Huish.

The Friends of Costco Guild hosted more than 860 golfers at six golf courses: Coal Creek and China Creek at The Golf Club at Newcastle, The Plateau Club, Inglewood Golf Club, The Golf Club at Echo Falls and Washington National Golf Club.

The winner of the final putting contest received a weekend trip to Napa Valley compliments of the E&J Gallo Winery. The Golf Classic concluded with a reception and dinner at The Golf Club at Newcastle.

“We are truly blessed. The generosity of our guests is absolutely amazing. The support of all of our sponsors and the dedication of all our volunteers is what makes this event such a success,” said Jan Sinegal. “We feel fortunate to be able to make this large contribution to Children’s Hospital.”

The Friends of Costco Guild recognized the Classic Circle of Care Sponsors, Costco Wholesale, Allied Marketing, Huish Detergents, General Mills, Gold Kist, Swift & Company and the Sinegal Family Foundation; and the title sponsors, Comprehensive Payment Recovery Services, Con Agra Foods, Diageo, Nice-Pak, PepsiCo, Procter & Gamble, Tyson and Unilever.

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 http://www.seattlechildrens.org.

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