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

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

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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