Kids of Steele raised approximately $64,000 for the University of Arizona Steele Children’s Research Center at its Fourth Annual Miniature Golf Tournament, held Oct. 19 at Golf N’ Stuff.
“Our event was a huge success, thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, attendees and special donors,” said Jenny Horn, Kids of Steele event co-chair.
“We nearly doubled what we raised last year; and, despite the rainy weather, close to 400 children and adults showed up to play miniature golf, race Go-Karts, ride bumper boats, play laser tag and engage in fun crafts to help Steele Center patients feel like rock stars,” she said.
Funds raised from the event will be used for “greatest-need” projects at the UA Steele Center and Kids of Steele service projects, such as providing breakfast and afternoon snacks to outpatients at the Angel Wing for Children with Diabetes and the UAMC Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Clinic.
Kids of Steele, the family auxiliary of the UA Steele Children’s Research Center, is comprised of local families who want to teach their children about service and kindness, while raising awareness and funds for the UA Steele Center.
“We are impressed with how quickly Kids of Steele has grown over the past four years and are grateful for their ongoing support,” said Fayez K. Ghishan, MD, professor and head, UA Department of Pediatrics, and director of the UA Steele Center.
To learn more about Kids of Steele, please visit: www.kidsofsteele.og
Photos of the miniature golf tournament can be viewed here: http://tinyurl.com/np85ayz