(PRWEB) August 07, 2014
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®, a charity that raises funds for 170 children’s hospitals in North America, will once again benefit from the Ace Hardware Celebrity Golf Shootout. Set to air on the Golf Channel on Aug. 10 at 2 p.m., Aug. 12 at 2 p.m. and Aug. 14 at 11 p.m. Eastern, the 17th Annual Ace Hardware Celebrity Golf Shootout features some of the biggest names in professional sports in an event known for stunning golf shots. Paired in teams according to sport, the athletes will compete in a series of golf challenges to raise more than $1 million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
“The Ace Shootout gives athletes the chance to engage in some playful competition while raising money for kids who need it,” said NFL Hall of Famer Steve Young, who hosts the event this year along with award-winning sports journalist Win McMurry. “It’s great to see sports legends step outside of their athletic expertise for a good cause.”
The 2014 participants for the Ace Celebrity Golf Shootout are eight sports stars: World Series Champions David Wells and Kevin Millar, NFL Hall of Fame nominee Tim Brown, Chicago Bears placekicker Robbie Gould, actor and Toyota Grand Prix Celebrity Race winner Alfonso Ribeiro, two-time Daytona 500 winner and NASCAR racer Michael Waltrip, basketball Olympic gold medalist Clyde Drexler and 11-time NBA All Star Julius Erving.
Held in scenic Hawaii, the event will spotlight Ikaika Ka’ahanui as the 2014 Honorary Miracle Caddie. Ikaika, Hawaiian for “strong,” was rushed by ambulance just hours after birth to Kapi’olani Medical Center for Women & Children, a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. A hole between his trachea and esophagus was identified as the most urgent of several conditions and resulted in the first of a dozen major surgeries. Ikaika was the 2013 Hawaii Champion for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, serving as an ambassador for the millions of kids treated every year at CMN Hospitals.
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About Children's Miracle Network Hospitals
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity's Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit's mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children's hospitals need community support, identify your member hospital and learn how you can Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are, at CMNHospitals.org and facebook.com/CMNHospitals.
About the Ace Hardware Foundation
As the official charitable division of Ace Hardware Corporation, the Ace Hardware Foundation helps
enhance the vision of being the “Helpful Place” in local communities across the country and around the globe through charitable giving. The Ace Foundation provides support and philanthropic opportunities to its consumers, retail store owners, vendors and team members to give back to local communities through fundraising efforts for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and American Red Cross Disaster Relief.
About Ace Hardware
For 90 years, Ace Hardware has been known as the place with the helpful hardware folks in thousands of neighborhoods across America, providing customers with a more personal kind of helpful. In 2013, Ace ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Home Improvement Retail Stores, Seven Years in a Row,” according to J.D. Power. With more than 4,700 hardware stores locally owned and operated across the globe, Ace is the largest hardware cooperative in the industry. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Ill., Ace and its subsidiaries currently operate 14 distribution centers in the U.S. and also have distribution capabilities in Shanghai, China; Panama City, Panama; and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Its retailers' stores are located in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and approximately 60 countries. For more information on Ace, visit http://www.acehardware.com.