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Iconic Golfers Support Legendary Care

Riley Children’s Foundation is the proud beneficiary of the Senior LPGA Championship presented by Old National Bank. As the fundraising organization for Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health, revolutionizing care and seeking cures rank as critical top priorities. In February 2017, Resort Charity Events pledged to donate a minimum of $200,000 a year ($1 million) from the 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 Senior LPGA Championship. With the help of some of the greatest names in women's golf, the organization has been able to contribute more than $830,000 to date to Riley Children's Foundation. With the added support of the LPGA that began in 2017, the Senior LPGA Championship is on par to raise even more money for the children of Indiana.

 

Support for Riley Children’s Foundation offers hope to families seeking help for seriously ill and injured children; help that only Riley Hospital for Children can provide. Riley Hospital ranks in nine pediatric specialties according to U.S. News & World Report’s “2019-20 Best Children’s Hospitals.” Each year children from all 92 Indiana counties turn to Riley Hospital and its regional clinics throughout the state more than 323,000 times. Without external financial support, the dedicated medical team at Riley Hospital could not sustain their compassionate care and pediatric research breakthroughs. Generous donors also allow Riley Hospital to provide cutting-edge facilities and cover the costs of medical specialty areas that are not self-sustaining.

 

Ayden Wagler

Grateful Riley families are in attendance during the Senior LPGA Championship. At 8 months old, Ayden Wagler from Odon, Ind., was diagnosed at Riley Hospital for Children with neurofibromatosis (NF) and pseudarthrosis. NF is a rare, progressive disorder that causes tumors to grow inside and outside of the body, and pseudarthrosis causes spontaneous bone fractures. At age 3, Ayden underwent surgery to amputate her leg, which had broken and never healed. A week later she was already back home bouncing on her trampoline. Now 12 years old, Ayden travels to Riley several times a year. The fact that she moves through life with the help of a prosthetic leg seems only to fuel her determination.

French Lick Resort Presents Check to Riley Foundation

French Lick Resort Presents Check to Riley Foundation

Executives from French Lick Resort are shown above presenting a check for $200,000 to Riley Foundation officers at the Resort's annual holiday reception on December 4.  Riley Foundation is the beneficiary of the Senior LPGA Championship presented by Old National Bank hosted at the Resort. In 2017, Resort Charity Events pledged to donate a minimum of $200,000 a year ($1 million) from the 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 Senior LPGA Championship. To date, more than $830,000 has been donated for families seeking help for seriously ill and injured children at Riley Hospital for Children.

 

Pictured (left to right) are Adina Cloud, Resort Director of Sales; Joe Vezzoso, Vice President, Resort Operations; Brad Moritz, Senior Corporate Gift Officer, Riley Children’s Foundation; Jim Austin, Chief Marketing & Corporate Partnerships Officer, Riley Children’s Foundation; and Steve Ferguson, Chairman of Cook Group.

 

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