Detroit, MI (PRWEB) August 18, 2011
The 11th Annual Golf Classic, presented by Visteon Corporation and Childrens Hospital of Michigan Foundation, will be held on Monday, August 22 at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, MI. The outing will commence with a shotgun start at 11 a.m. and conclude with a strolling dinner and silent auction at approximately 6:30 p.m.
Devin Scillian, anchor of Detroit’s top-rated newscast, Local First News at 11 p.m. and Local First News at 5 and 6 p.m. on WDIV-TV and host of the Sunday morning news program Flashopoint is slated to be among the golfers participating in the event.
Proceeds which are raised through generous individual and corporate donations benefit the Visteon Bingo Program at Childrens Hospital of Michigan. With the help of 33 golf sponsors, 144 golfers, 14 event sponsors and 20 donors, more than $ 100,000 will be contributed in support of this years golf classic, said Cam Hosner, MSW, MBA, CEO of Childrens Hospital of Michigan Foundation. This will bring the total raised since the events 2001 inception to nearly $ 1,000,000 of this amount, more than $ 600,000 has been directed to the Visteon Bingo Program.
Visteon Bingo has become a significant part of our culture at Childrens Hospital of Michigan, said Lindsay Heering, Manager of Child Life Services. Visteon employees visit the hospital on Fridays to help facilitate the live Bingo games for patients and their siblings. The Bingo games are even broadcast into the rooms of patients who are not able to attend in person via closed circuit television.
Partnering with Childrens Hospital of Michigan over the past 11 years through volunteer and fundraising efforts has been extremely inspiring and gratifying for Visteon employees, said Jim Sistek, Visteon vice president, global business services and chief information officer and the companys executive champion for the annual golf classic. We are grateful to the many sponsors and donors who make this annual golf classic possible and thereby contribute to a brighter future for children in our community.
Visteons commitment to the patients and families served by Childrens Hospital of Michigan is incredible, said Childrens Hospital of Michigan President Herman B. Gray, Jr., MD, MBA. In addition to raising significant funds to support the program, thousands of Visteon employees have dedicated their time to Bingo making it the companys largest volunteer event and the Hospitals most popular activity among our young patients.
Visteon is a leading global automotive supplier that designs, engineers and manufactures innovative climate, electronic, interior and lighting products for vehicle manufacturers. With corporate offices in Van Buren Township, Mich. (U.S.); Shanghai, China; and Chelmsford, UK; the company has facilities in 26 countries and employs approximately 26,700 people. Learn more at http://www.visteon.com.
About Childrens Hospital of Michigan
Founded 125 years ago, the Childrens Hospital of Michigan is the first and most experienced hospital in the state dedicated exclusively to the treatment of children. A leader internationally in neurology and neurosurgery, cardiology, oncology, and diagnostic services, it is ranked one of Americas best hospitals for children. More Michigan pediatricians are trained at the Childrens Hospital of Michigan than in any other facility. Childrens Hospital of Michigan is one of eight hospitals operated by the Detroit Medical Center (DMC). The DMC is proud to be the Official Healthcare Services Provider of the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Pistons.
About Childrens Hospital of Michigan Foundation
Founded in 2003, the CHM Foundation supports the healthcare needs of children by raising philanthropic support for pediatric medical education, pediatric focused research and prevention of childhood diseases and injuries, and child advocacy efforts. The Foundation is recognized as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization by the Internal Revenue Service and is governed by a 23-member board of directors. Learn more at http://www.chmfoundation.org.