Mad Anthonys Children’s Foundation news release:
Mad Anthonys Children’s Foundation announces cancellation of 2020 Charity Classic and Red Coat Dinner
(May 8, 2020) — Given the continued uncertainty around COVID-19 and the guidelines laid out in Governor Holcomb’s Back on Track plan, the Mad Anthonys Children’s Foundation has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Charity Classic and Red Coat Dinner, which were scheduled for June 14-15.
“This was obviously not an easy decision, but we believe it is the right one out of respect for our community’s health and safety – as well as because of the uncertainty we expect to continue into June,” said Sherri Miller, president of the Mad Anthonys board of directors. “While we won’t have the Charity Classic or Red Coat Dinner this year, our hope and plan is to still be able to present a gift of support to the Mad Anthonys Children’s Hope House for 2020. And we definitely look forward to putting on a grand event in 2021.”
To date, the Mad Anthonys Children’s Foundation has donated more than $5 million to the Children’s Hope House since the start of its partnership.
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 for Children is one of the country’s premier charity golf events, raising millions of dollars for charitable organizations in Fort Wayne. In 2007, 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 healthcare 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.