The 10th annual Mike Weir Miracle Golf Drive for Kids hosted by Sunningdale Golf and Country Club is being hailed as a major success.
Officials say the two day event raised $504,376 for Children’s Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre.
“Ten years have gone by since the first Mike Weir Miracle Drive for Kids, held right here in London. When I toured Children’s Hospital this morning it brought the whole even full circle,” said Weir.
“The smiling faces of young patients, the hardworking staff and the feeling of compassion that can be felt as soon as you walk in the doors – all a reality because of the first tournament which supported the building of the new Children’s Hospital tower, opened in 2011. I am overjoyed by how this tournament has transformed the lives of Canadian children over the past 10 years, and inspired to see its potential as we continue striving for our $10 million goal.”
Officials say funds raised at the tournament will directly benefit kids at Children’s Hospital.
“I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Mike Weir, the Mike Weir Foundation and Children’s Miracle Network for your dedication to paediatric health care in Canada, including right here at our own Children’s Hospital in London,” said Susan Crowley, President and CEO, Children’s Health Foundation. “We are so honoured that you chose to bring the tournament back to London for its 10th year.”
Since 2007, the Mike Weir Miracle Golf Drive for Kids has raised over $5 million for Children’s Miracle Network partner hospitals across Canada.