Kids in the Klinic Golf Classic at The Olympic Club to Support Oral Health for Underserved Children

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Tickets Now on Sale for Public to Play in Sept. 8 Event Organized by University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

Golfers have a unique opportunity to play one of the nation’s premier golf courses while raising money for a good cause. Tickets are now on sale for the 17th Annual Kids in the Klinic Golf Classic on Monday, September 8, 2014 at The Olympic Club in San Francisco. Net proceeds from the event will benefit the Kids in the Klinic Endowment, which helps provide oral healthcare for underserved children from throughout Northern California. Care is provided at the Hutto Patterson Pediatric Clinic and Redmond Family Orthodontic Clinic located at the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry’s new campus in downtown San Francisco.

Participants will have the opportunity to play nine holes on both the Lake Course and the Ocean Course at The Olympic Club, site of the 2012 U.S. Open and numerous other championship events. Registration includes lunch, tee prize, golf cart and reception. VIP card benefits include Beat the Pro challenges, photos with the San Francisco 49ers Gold Rush, an opportunity to join the Million Dollar Shoot-Out and more.

Sponsorship packages are available for companies, organizations and individuals interested in supporting the event. Companies that have already gotten involved include media sponsors NBC Bay Area and the San Francisco Chronicle.

To purchase tickets to play or reserve sponsorship or player packages, please visit

According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), tooth decay is the most common chronic infectious disease affecting children in the United States. Though largely preventable, tooth decay affects 42 percent of children aged 2 to 11 years in the United States, and children with poor oral health are nearly three times more likely to miss school as a result of dental pain. The Kids in the Klinic Endowment addresses this health concern by enabling the school’s dental clinics to provide care for all children, regardless of their socioeconomic status.

Kids in the Klinic is a volunteer-led program designed to help underserved children in the San Francisco Bay Area and Central Valley. Many of the children served by Kids in the Klinic already face challenges of mental or physical disabilities in addition to facing obstacles to oral health care. The Kids in the Klinic Endowment has raised more than $2 million to make a difference in the lives of children and hopes to continue supporting pediatric oral healthcare.

For more information about dental services offered to the public at University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, visit The University of the Pacific is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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