29th Annual Wentworth-Douglass Charity Classic
Join us as we celebrate the 29th Annual Wentworth-Douglass Charity Classic on Tuesday, June 20, 2023. 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, this “must-play” tournament it has raised nearly $2.7 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.
7 am Registration Opens
8 am Golf begins
1:30 pm Reception
2:30 pm Lunch, Fund-A-Need and Awards Ceremony
3:30 pm Event concludes
For tournament details and questions, please contact Cristine More, CFRE, Vice President for Philanthropy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 603.609.6678
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. Make a gift today and support this critical need.
In 2022, patrons of the Charity Classic helped raise nearly $13,500 toward the purchase of a GE Healthcare Giraffe Carestation; a critical piece of equipment that provides a neurodevelopmentally supportive, family centered critical care environment that reduces stress for premature babies at the Women & Children’s Center. Wentworth-Douglass is now a Level IIB NICU – the first on the Seacoast – thanks in part to its partnership with MassGeneral Hospital for Children.
At the 2021 Charity Classic, attendees 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. Our goal was to raise $20,000, but thanks to the generosity of our golfers, we raised over $32,000! Watch the video below to learn more about these critical pieces of equipment.
The extra funds were used to purchase several ‘halo bassinets’ for the 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 2023 Corporate Sponsorship packet. By supporting this event, your company gains visibility and exposure to an engaged audience of 150+ business leaders and community members.
For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Judy Pinkham, Development Officer, Corporate Philanthropy at email@example.com | 603.609.6678