The Pokagon Band presented a donation of $77,500 to Memorial Children’s Hospital August 6.The donation, which is from proceeds of the 2014 Four Winds Invitational and the 5K Run and Fitness Walk, will be used to purchase Giraffe Warmers for the Newborn Intensive Care Unit. Giraffe Warmers are used to support the development of newborns by providing a temperature-controlled and protective environment.
“We are pleased that the success of the Four Winds Invitational has enabled us to donate $187,000 to Memorial Children’s Hospital over the past three years,” said John P. Warren, chairman of the Pokagon Band.“This year’s donation of $77,500 will further enhance the neonatal services provided to local residents, including the 500 Pokagon citizens currently living in Indiana.”
“Each day, the lives of our smallest and most fragile patients are touched and nourished by the work done in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit at Memorial Children's Hospital,” says Michaeleen Conlee, R.N., executive director of Women & Children's Services.“We are so appreciative of the continued commitment of the Pokagon Band and the Four Winds Invitational.Their support is absolutely crucial, and allows us to provide the very best care to families when they need us the most.”
The 2014 Four Winds Invitational was held from Friday, June 20 through Sunday, June 22, at Blackthorn Golf Club in South Bend, Ind.The tournament featured a field of professional women golfers from around the world competing on the Symetra Tour – Road to the LPGA. NicoleVandermade finished 12 under and won the 2014 tournament.