News release from the Mad Anthony Children’s Foundation:
Mad Anthonys Children’s Foundation donates $200,000 to Mad Anthonys Children’s Hope House
(October 8, 2015) â€” Leaders from the Mad Anthonys Children’s Foundation presented officials from the Mad Anthonys Children’s Hope House with a check for $200,000 raised through the Mad Anthonys Pro-Am at the Hotel Fitness Championship and the 2015 Red Coat Dinner, which took place September 7 and September 8, respectively.
“We are pleased and excited to provide this donation to the Hope House on behalf of the Children’s Foundation,” said Don Banowetz, board president of the Mad Anthonys. “Once again, it is an honor for everyone associated with the Foundation – including our sponsors, Pro-Am participants and attendees at this year’s very successful Red Coat dinner- to provide this level of support to such a worthy and special organization.”
Officials with Mad Anthonys presented the check at an event Thursday morning at the Children’s Hope House on the campus of Lutheran Hospital. This year’s donation of $200,000 to the Hope House brings the cumulative total donated by the Children’s Foundation to almost $2 million in the eight years since the foundation began its partnership with Hope House.
“On behalf of our board, our staff and, most importantly, those families we serve every day, thank you to everyone at Mad Anthonys for their support in making this sizable donation possible,” added Andrew Gritzmaker, executive director of the Hope House. “We are dedicated to providing families with a welcoming, family-centered and home-like environment, and the support and generosity of the Mad Anthonys Children’s Foundation – as well as their sponsors and pro-am participants – help make it possible for us.”
About the Mad Anthonys
The Mad Anthonys is a charitable organization founded in 1957 and comprised of business leaders and professionals from northeast Indiana. The Mad Anthonys Charity Classic golf event – this year labeled as the Mad Anthonys Pro-Am at the Hotel Fitness Championship – is one of the country’s premier charity golf events, raising millions of dollars for charitable organizations in Fort Wayne. In 2007, the Mad Anthonys began a partnership with Mad Anthonys Children’s Hope House, dedicating its fundraising efforts to the organization.
About the Mad Anthonys Children’s Hope House
The Mad Anthonys Children’s Hope House provides nearby lodging and support services for the families of children undergoing pediatric and neonatal treatment. Because Fort Wayne has become a health care hub for all of northern Indiana, southern Michigan and western Ohio, this function is critical to the families of children with severe illnesses and conditions.
About the Hotel Fitness Championship
Hosted by the Western Golf Association, the Hotel Fitness Championship is one of four Web.com Tour Finals events for 2015 that will determine the 50 players who earn cards for the 2015-16 PGA TOUR season under the TOUR’s enhanced qualifying system. The 2015 tournament was held Sept. 9-13 at Sycamore Hills Golf Club in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Players eligible for the Hotel Fitness Championship include the top-75 money winners on the Web.com Tour at the conclusion of the Regular Season; players who finish 126-200 on the PGA TOUR’s FedExCup points list at the end of the TOUR’s Regular Season; and non-members who earn enough points to place them among 126-200 on the FedExCup points list at the end of the regular season. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.HotelFitnessChampionship.com.