Celebrity Golf Classic Raises $85,000 for Brenner Children?s Hospital & Health Services

August 7, 2002

The 14th annual Brenner Children’s Hospital Celebrity Golf Classic held recently at Bermuda Run Country Club and Tanglewood Golf Club raised $85,000. A check will be presented to Jon S. Abramson, M.D., Physician-in-Chief at Brenner Children’s Hospital & Health Services Wednesday, Aug. 7 at 3 p.m. at the outpatient surgical waiting area, first floor Ardmore West.

The event has raised $900,000 for Brenner Children’s Hospital.

Former professional football player Ed Bradley, who played for the San Francisco 49ers, the Seattle Seahawks and the Pittsburgh Steelers, will present the check. Bradley, a graduate of Wake Forest University, was a member of the university’s only ACC football championship team (1970). He is a member of the Wake Forest University Hall of Fame.

Bradley and Mike Brenner have co-chaired the Celebrity Golf Classic for 14 years.

Former Oakland Raiders player Drew Buie, a member of the Celebrity Golf Classic committee, will be on hand as well to help present the check to the children’s hospital.

Founded in 1986, Brenner Children''s Hospital and Health Services treats children from western North Carolina, as well as parts of Virginia, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Part of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Brenner Children''s Hospital treats patients from birth to age 21. Over 4,500 children are admitted to Brenner Children''s Hospital each year. In addition, more than 21,000 pediatric subspecialty visits occur annually at the hospital-based outpatient clinics.


Contact: Jim Steele, Rae Beasley or Mark Wright, (336) 716-4587

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