Golf outing raises $11,000 for WVU Children’s Hospital

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The Michael Late Benedum Chapter of the American Association of Professional Landmen donated $11,000 raised during its annual golf outing to West Virginia University Children’s Hospital.

The Charleston-based chapter represents men and women from West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio and New York who perform land-related work, mainly for energy companies, such as oil and gas drillers. These men and women are employed by companies engaged in the exploration and production of oil and natural gas from the eastern United States.

More than 100 players participated in the June 11 outing at the Stonewall Resort in Roanoke.

Following golf and dinner, WVU Children’s Hospital Director Cheryl Jones, R.N., spoke to more than 200 association members on the importance of private donations to Children’s Hospital.

“Events like this golf outing are a great way to raise awareness of our programs and services,” Jones said. “We greatly appreciate the efforts of the Michael Late Benedum Chapter members. Their support will help provide the highest quality of care to our children.”

Each year, WVU Children’s Hospital provides care to more than 7,000 newborns and children, who come from every county in West Virginia and also from Pennsylvania, Maryland and Ohio. On average, 1,600 babies are born annually at WVU Children’s Hospital. Almost three-quarters of the deliveries are high-risk. WVU Children’s Hospital physicians provide care for children at the hospital in Morgantown and at clinics throughout the state.

For information on the Michael Late Benedum Chapter see http://mlbc-aapl.org.

For information on WVU Children’s Hospital see www.wvukids.com.



For more information:
Angela Jones, HSC News Service, 304-293-7087
asj: 07-02-09

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