Coach Bruce Pearl and his wife Brandy, partner again with Children’s Harbor for the fourth annual Fore the Children Golf Classic with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Children’s Harbor and its partners. The golf tournament will be held Monday, May 1st at the Willow Point Golf and Country Club in Alexander City. Pearl will be in attendance posing for group photos with each team while vendors will be on course providing food and beverages.
“My wife Brandy and I are very excited about continuing the partnership we have had with Children’s Harbor the previous three years,” Bruce said. “Our staff and families are trying to make a difference in the lives of children with serious illnesses and their families.”
“I am very impressed with Coach Pearl’s commitment to helping the families we serve,” Myrle Grate, CEO for Children’s Harbor said. “He uses his celebrity clout to raise awareness and support for our organization. Children’s Harbor is grateful for his generous support. Last year’s tournament was extremely successful, and we look forward to another great year.”
Established in 1989, Children’s Harbor is a fully qualified 501 (c)(3) charitable organization with the sole purpose of serving seriously-ill children and their families. Children’s Harbor offers patients and their families two unique environments to strengthen family bonds and find balance and support during and after hospitalization. All of the services offered at both campuses are provided to families at no cost, thanks to many generous donors and volunteers.
Children’s Harbor Lake Martin campus donates its camping facilities to partnering organizations, providing patients and families a place of rest and restoration in a safe environment for children with various diagnoses. The entire campus is handicap accessible from the playground to the swimming pool.
Over 90,000 children and their families have experienced camp since 1989.
Children’s Harbor Family Center at Benjamin Russell hospital for Children in Birmingham offers patients and sibling activities as well as support through counseling care and educational resources. Approximately 27,000 patients and their families visit the Family Center in 2016.