DURHAM, N.C. – With the fall golf seasons coming to a close, the Duke men’s and women’s golf programs raised $6,908.50 for the Duke Children’s Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care Units. In the second year of the Birdies for Babies program, the teams are on pace to shatter the $10,565 the women’s program raised a season ago.
Over the fall season, the women’s team saw action in four tournaments and registered 193 birdie equivalents and the men’s team competed in five tournaments and notched 283 birdie equivalents.
It is never too late to get involved in the Birdies for Babies program. Those looking to support Duke’s partnership with the Duke Children’s can make pledges per birdie. Pledges will start at $0.50 and high pledge increments are welcome. If the Blue Devils register an eagle (counts as two birdies), albatross (three birdies) and hole-in-one (four birdies) they will count as stated. Each pledge will receive an autographed photo of the Duke women’s golf team. If you don’t want to pledge, you can also make a one-time donation to the program as well.
Both teams will be off until the winter/spring season opens in February. The women’s team will get started Feb. 17-19 at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate Championship, while the men’s team will resume action Feb. 21-23 at the John Burns Collegiate.
Duke Children’s is a 180-bed inpatient hospital within Duke University Hospital. The central outpatient clinic, the McGovern-Davison Children’s Health Center, is a 66,000 square-foot facility that is adjacent to the hospital, and that combines medical and surgical specialty services in one colorful, child-focused location. Additionally, there are numerous Duke Children’s primary care and specialty care clinics through North Carolina to care for the needs of children throughout the state. Duke Children’s is one of the largest health care providers for children in the Southeast, and the only children’s hospital in North Carolina to be ranked in all ten specialties by the U.S. News & World Report. Learn more about Duke Children’s online at www.dukechildrens.org or at www.facebook.com/dukechildrens.