CONTACT: TOM MOORE
Joint Office for Planning, Marketing and Communications
8788 John Pappajohn Pavilion
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: August 6, 2002
Krispy Kreme-sponsored golf tournament benefits Children's Miracle Network
Dedicated and generous golfers raised $12,000 to benefit Children's Miracle
Network and to support pediatric patients and their families at the Children's
Hospital of Iowa at the Krispy Kreme Open held July 26 at the Amana Colonies
Some 36 teams totaling 144 golfers teed off in a shotgun start. Following
the completion of play, former University of Iowa head coach and wrestling
legend Dan Gable delivered the keynote address during the dinner program.
Radio personalities The Brain and The Bear of KHAK-FM in Cedar Rapids conducted
a special raffle, awarding prizes such as a big screen television, a cruise
to the Bahamas, and airfare to Las Vegas and lodging at Harrah's Casino. Iowa's
Children Miracle Network 2002 Champion Bridget Miller, a kidney transplant
recipient from Nevada, Iowa, also spoke to the golfers.
Mike Boyes, manager of the Krispy Kreme store in Cedar Rapids, thanked the
golfers for their generosity.
"Mike was treated for a cancerous Wilm's tumor at the Children's Hospital
of Iowa when he was one-year-old, and he came up with the idea to hold the
golf tournament," said Bill Dworak of Krispy Kreme. "We're proud
of him, and we're grateful that we have this opportunity to help children
who face serious health challenges just like he did. We firmly believe in
giving back to our communities, and this is an ideal means to do just that."
Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, Children's Miracle Network is an
international nonprofit organization dedicated to generating funds and awareness
programs to benefit children treated at 170 children's hospitals throughout
the United States and Canada. Its hallmark is that 100 percent of locally
generated donations stay in the local area to benefit patients at the local
children's hospital. To date, Children's Miracle Network has raised more than
$2 billion for children's hospitals, including $229 million in 2001 alone.
The network also includes 75 corporate sponsors, 200 television stations and
more than 135 radio stations.
The Children's Hospital of Iowa at UI Hospitals and Clinics is the state's
longest-serving children's hospital. More than 100,000 children receive care
at the Children's Hospital of Iowa and its statewide network of outreach clinics
each year. In 2001, the Children's Hospital of Iowa received almost $2.4 million
from Children's Miracle Network.
University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the
University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and UI
Hospitals and Clinics and the patient care, medical education and research
programs and services they provide. Visit UI Health Care online at www.uihealthcare.com.