Commentary by Cameron Mahoney, Chairman of Touchdown for Kids
Touchdown for Kids, an organization created to support the philanthropic efforts and community awareness of the St.Vincent Foundation and Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital, will host an annual golf scramble. This year’s golf event will be at 11 a.m. July 13 at Prairie View Golf, 7000 Longest Dr., Carmel. All funds raised during the event will benefit Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at the St.Vincent House. Different sponsorship and participant foursome opportunities are currently available for businesses or individuals to get involved.
Since its inauguration eight years ago, TFK has raised more than $160,000 for the Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital. Past golf outings have assisted with vital causes such as MRI goggles, which entertain the kids while undergoing MRIs, important new technology to aid in the early detection of hearing loss in children, pediatric palliative care, and neonatal critical care transport incubators, among others.
The St.Vincent House will be a new facility on the St.Vincent Indianapolis campus and will serve as a home-away-from home for family members of patients, who travel from out of town to be with their loved one. It will include 20 overnight guest rooms, kitchen and dining space, laundry facilities, chapel, playground and more. The St.Vincent House is scheduled to open in early 2017.