Kids of Steele, the family auxiliary of the University of Arizona Steele Children’s Research Center, will host its Seventh Annual Mini Golf Event on Sunday, Oct. 22, 4 - 8 p.m., at Golf N’ Stuff, 6503 E. Tanque Verde Road, Tucson. The event is presented by VIP Mortgage – The Sundt Team.
Kids of Steele 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. 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 pediatric hematology-oncology clinics at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson.
Kids and their families will enjoy dinner, dessert and unlimited Golf N’ Stuff activities including: miniature golf, bumper boats, go-karts, laser tag, batting cages and select arcade games. Face painters, balloon artists and service projects for children will be available. The University of Arizona Beach Volleyball Team will join Kids of Steele members and supporters to help attendees make snack packs and crafts to give to patients. They also will participate in the “Dunk for Dana” dunk tank, sponsored by Huber CPA. “Dunk for Dana” is in honor of Dana Morgan, a patient who lost her battle with leukemia in 2015.
Former UA Volleyball alum Jeannine Mason and her daughter, Mia, a current UA Beach Volleyball student-athlete, are the 2017 “patient family honorees” and will attend to relay their personal experience with the tremendous support received by the UA Steele Center.
In the Southern Arizona Endodontics Food Pavilion, food will be provided by Sauce Pizza and Wine, Brother John’s BBQ and Frost Gelato.
Tickets to the Kids of Steele Mini Golf Event start at $65 per individual, $250 per foursome Play Package. Corporate sponsorships are available. For more information, or to register/purchase tickets, please visit www.kidsofsteele.org
UA Steele Children’s Research Center
The UA Steele Children’s Research Center is one of the prestigious Centers of Excellence at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson at the University of Arizona Health Sciences. It is the state’s only academic pediatric research center designated by the Arizona Board of Regents, and the only facility in Southern Arizona where researchers and physician-scientists are dedicated to advancing medical knowledge through basic and translational research to improve children’s health. As researchers, they seek to discover answers to children’s medical mysteries. As physician-scientists, they provide compassionate care to hospitalized patients at Banner Children’s at Diamond Children’s Medical Center and pediatric outpatient clinics throughout Tucson and the state. And, as faculty members with the UA Department of Pediatrics, they teach and train the next generation of pediatricians and researchers.
University of Arizona Health Sciences
The University of Arizona Health Sciences is the statewide leader in biomedical research and health professions training. The UA Health Sciences includes the UA Colleges of Medicine (Phoenix and Tucson), Nursing, Pharmacy and Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, with main campus locations in Tucson and the growing Phoenix Biomedical Campus in downtown Phoenix. From these vantage points, the UA Health Sciences reaches across the state of Arizona and the greater Southwest to provide cutting-edge health education, research, patient care and community outreach services. A major economic engine, the UA Health Sciences employs almost 5,000 people, has nearly 1,000 faculty members and garners more than $126 million in research grants and contracts annually.