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News Monday, July 10, 2017

Shriners Hospitals for Children launches Birdies for Charity

Guess the number of birdies recorded at the 2017 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open to win a trip to the 2018 PGA TOUR event in Las Vegas

Shriners Hospitals for Children® announces its participation in Birdies for Charity®, a friendly, competitive golf-themed fundraising campaign. Now through November 1, 2017, golf fans nationwide can guess the number of birdies recorded during the 2017 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open while supporting life-changing care to children provided by the hospital system.

The supporter with the correct, or closest guess will win a VIP experience at the 2018 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas, Nevada. If multiple individuals guess the correct number of birdies, the winner will be selected via random drawing. Visit lovetotherescue.org/birdies-for-charity to donate and guess the number of birdies.

Shriners Hospitals for Children is a global leader in the treatment of pediatric orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate. At its 22 locations in North America, Shriners Hospitals provides critical, surgical and rehabilitative care to children, regardless of the families’ ability to pay.

An official PGA TOUR event, Shriners Hospitals for Children Open will be held November 2–5, at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas, Nevada. Since 2008, the tournament has served as a means for Shriners Hospitals for Children to raise awareness for its innovative pediatric specialty care, world-class research and outstanding medical education. Visit shrinershospitalsopen.com to learn more about the event, including sponsorship opportunities, the fan experience and past participants.

Adding Birdies for Charity to the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open is an exciting and engaging way to bring people together to raise the necessary funds to provide life-changing care to kids at Shriners Hospitals for Children," said Chris Smith, chairman of the Board of Directors for Shriners Hospitals for Children. "Donations to Birdies for Charity will help Shriners Hospitals provide innovative treatments, world-class research and unparalleled comprehensive care.

Birdies will be recorded during four completed rounds of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, Thursday, November 2 through Sunday, November 5. The individual with the correct, or closest, guess will win an ultimate Las Vegas getaway, which includes:

Other great prizes include autographed tournament pin flags and tournament apparel packages that will be given at random to the next closest guesses. The tournament covers all Birdies for Charity administrative costs and turns over 100 percent of all monies collected to Shriners Hospitals for Children. Complete contest rules can be found at lovetotherescue.org/birdies-for-charity.

To add some friendly competition, the Shriners Hospitals location that receives the most monetary donations via the Birdies for Charity program will host the 2018 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Media Day. The event will include a hospital visit from the 2017 tournament champion and provide an opportunity for local supporters to participate.