28th Annual Wentworth-Douglass Charity Classic
Join us as we celebrate the 28th Annual Wentworth-Douglass Charity Classic on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. This event raises critical funds to support the Women & Children’s Center at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, a Massachusetts General Hospital community hospital. Here, thousands of Seacoast area families receive care every year. Your partnership ensures valuable programs and services are available to give our youngest patients a healthy start.
In 1994, the Wentworth-Douglass Charity Classic was created to honor the memory of a special child, Pete Gabarro, who lost his battle with cancer. Today, 28 years later, it has raised nearly $2.5 million dollars and touched the lives of thousands of babies, children and families throughout the Seacoast region.
Registration fees include 18 holes of golf with cart, complimentary breakfast and snacks on the course, premium giveaway and post-tournament lunch during the awards ceremony.
8:00 am Registration Opens
9:00 am Golf begins
2:30 pm Reception
3:15 pm Lunch, Live Auction, Fund-A-Need and Awards Ceremony
4:30 pm Event concludes
A favorite tradition of the Charity Classic is the Fund-A-Need program, which raises funds for specific strategic needs of the Women and Children’s Center. This year, the goal of the Fund-A-Need is to raise $39,000 to purchase the GE Healthcare Giraffe Carestation to provide a neurodevelopmentally supportive, family centered critical care environment for newborns at the Women & Children’s Center. Make a gift today and support this critical need.
Last year, patrons of the Charity Classic helped secure a Rapid Transfuser and Infant Warmer; both critical pieces of equipment to save the lives of mothers experiencing post-partum hemorrhaging and newborn babies in distress.
“We are humbled by the support generated for our Fund-A-Need Program,” said Geoffrey Ness, President and CEO of Nessit, Wentworth-Douglass Foundation Board Member, and Co-Chair of the Wentworth-Douglass Charity Classic Committee. “Our goal was to raise $20,000 and I am pleased to share that we raised over $32,000 from this generous group of golfers!”
The extra funds purchased several ‘halo bassinets’ for Women and Children’s Center. This mobile bassinet can be positioned over or alongside a hospital bed drastically decreasing the risk of infant falls or drops. It allows a mother to care for her infant safely and securely and is especially helpful after a cesarean delivery when movement is limited.
Comprehensive Birthing, Pediatric & Women’s Health Services
The Women and Children’s Center (WMCH) offers a full range of medical, surgical, diagnostic and therapeutic services for children, from infancy through adolescence and raising funds to help the youngest patients in our community has been at the heart of the Charity Classic from the beginning. As a Baby Friendly designated hospital, the WMCH welcomed 1,500 babies in 2021, as more families than ever chose Wentworth-Douglass as the place to start their families. The WMCH is the most popular birth center on the Seacoast as confirmed by being named “The Best Place To Have A Baby” during the 2021 Best of the Seacoast Awards. Our expert, compassionate team of OB/GYNs, midwives, pediatric specialists, lactation consultants, child life specialists, social workers, and others offers truly comprehensive care for moms, babies and families in our community. What an incredible asset to our community!
Make an impact for children & families in our community with your sponsorship today! Opportunities range from $250 to $15,000. Click here to see the complete 2022 Corporate Sponsorship packet. By supporting this event, your company gains visibility and exposure to an engaged audience of 150+ business leaders and community members.