San Bernardino, Calif. (PRWEB) August 23, 2013
The Inland Empire 66ers presented a check for $12,250, representing proceeds from a recent golf tournament, to Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital.
Joe Hudson, Inland Empire 66ers general manager, presented the check to LLUCH representatives on Thursday (Aug. 22), at the end of the third inning of the 66ers vs. Bakersfield Blaze game at the San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino.
“The Inland Empire 66ers are very proud to continue to support Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital and the incredible things they do for our community’s children,” Hudson said.
The Inland Empire 66ers have donated over $85,000 to LLUCH over the past 11 years. The most recent donation, which will be used to meet the greatest needs at the hospital, was raised during the 66ers Baseball 11th Annual Golf Tournament held Aug. 12 at Arrowhead Country Club.
“Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital is blessed to have benefited from the longtime support and generosity of the Inland Empire 66ers to meet our common goal of giving the best treatment and care for our children,” LLUCH Administrator Zareh Sarrafian said.
Photo Caption: (Top photo) LLUCH patient Lexi Ales, 15, a 10th grader at Citrus Valley High School in Redlands, throws the ceremonial first pitch for the 66ers vs. Bakersfield Blaze game at the San Manuel Stadium on Thursday (Aug. 22). (Bottom photo): Joe Hudson (third from left), Inland Empire 66ers general manager, presents a check for $12,250 to Tiffany Hoekstra (fourth from left), senior development officer at LLUCH, and LLUCH patient Lexi Ales (next to her), during a break at the 66ers vs. Bakersfield Blaze game.
About Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital - LLUCH
Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital is the only dedicated pediatric hospital in the vast geographic region of San Bernardino, Riverside, Inyo and Mono counties. With 348 beds dedicated just for kids, one of the largest Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) in the country, and more than 100,000 children who come each year, LLUCH is a major pediatric teaching facility, known worldwide as the pioneer of neonatal heart transplantation. LLUCH is part of Loma Linda University Health (LLUH), the umbrella organization encompassing Loma Linda University’s eight professional schools, Loma Linda University Medical Center’s six hospitals, and more than 900 faculty physicians located across the Inland Empire in Southern California. A Seventh-day Adventist organization, LLUH is a faith-based health system with a mission “to continue the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ.”