Credit Unions Join Forces to Raise Record Amount For Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital
BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA – More than $37,000 was raised for Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital when Campus Federal, E Federal, Neighbors Federal and Pelican State credit unions joined forces to host the Baton Rouge Area Credit Union Charity Golf Tournament. Held on Nov. 10, 2014 in Plaquemine, La. at the Island Golf Course, the 11th annual tournament raised a record $37,412.23.
The total raised for the hospital includes a $10,000 Miracle Match from CO-OP Financial Services. Miracle Match is a philanthropic matching program that encourages credit unions to fundraise for local Children Miracle Network Hospitals such as Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital.
Danny Fields, Director of Children's Miracle Network Fundraising at Our Lady of the Lake added, "Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital is grateful to have the support of the Baton Rouge Area credit unions and to receive the Miracle Match grant from CO-OP Financial Services. This year's record fundraising total reflects the generous and collaborative spirit of the credit unions, their members and vendors. We are thrilled to receive this donation, which will help provide advanced pediatric medical care for all children in need."
Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital is the fastest-growing children's hospital in the state. Last year, the hospital saw children from 62 of 64 Louisiana parishes, 30 counties in Mississippi, and 10 counties in Texas, and treated more than 90,000 patients. Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital is looking to the future to prepare to care for the ever-increasing number of children and families who come to them for their healthcare needs.
Each year, this event is planned in the cooperative spirit of credit unions and is a testament to the industry philosophy of 'people helping people.' The tournament is supported by the CEOs of the four host credit unions: Dawn Harris of Campus Federal, Tyler Grodi of E Federal, Kathi Gill of Neighbors Federal and Jeffrey K. Conrad of Pelican State.
More than 100 professionals from credit unions and local businesses came together to support this charity event. Participating credit unions included DOW Federal Credit Union, La Capitol Federal Credit Union, BR Telco Federal Credit Union and Louisiana USA Federal Credit Union. The Louisiana Credit Union League's Baton Rouge Chapter also sponsored this year's event.
Other sponsors of the tournament included: CUNA Mutual, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, MasterCard, Franklin, Enterprise Car Sales, Gulf Coast Office Products, Choice Title, Xact Business Solutions, SRMS Fiserv XP2, Ross and Yerger, Fiserv Card Services, McGlinchey Stafford, Harland Clarke, Baton Rouge Printing, Frontier Title Company, Credit Union Acceptance Co LLC, Econacheck, BancVue, Coca-Cola, Community Coffee, Kona Grill, The Trophy House, The Louisiana Egg Commission, Papa Murphy's Take'n'Bake Pizza, Hardees, Law Offices of Herschel C. Adcock, Shannon Price, ATM World Wide, Golden Opportunities, First Southern Title, Advanced Office Systems, Rebel Graphix and Sprint Print.
In 2015, the 12th Annual Baton Rouge Area Credit Union Charity Golf Tournament will also benefit Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital and proceeds will continue to support the hospital's plans for growth.
To view tournament pictures, visit facebook.com/cucharitygolf. For more information on Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital and to learn about how you can contribute, please visit ololchildrens.org.