The Friends of Costco Guild, led by Jan Sinegal and Lynn Winters, raised $6.6M for Seattle Children’s Hospital at the eleventh annual Children’s Golf Classic August 14-16, 2010.  This three-day event consistently raises the most money of any event benefitting Children’s.

“The enthusiastic support of our sponsors for the Golf Classic is an amazing gift to the children and families of our community,” said Jan Sinegal, Children’s Golf Classic Chair.

The three-day event began with a special VIP champagne reception for top level sponsors at Chateau St. Michelle in Woodinville.  The next evening, 1,000 guests enjoyed dinner on the infield at Safeco Field. The evening concluded with a special private performance from the rock band Chicago.

Monday morning, more than 1,000 players tee’d up at seven premier Northwest golf courses: The Golf Club at Newcastle’s Coal Creek and China Creek courses, The Plateau Club, Inglewood Golf Club, Broadmoor Golf Club, Meridian Valley Country Club, and Washington National Golf Club.

The E&J Gallo Winery putting contest winner received a weekend trip to Napa Valley. The Golf Classic concluded with an awards presentation and dinner at The Golf Club at Newcastle.

The Friends of Costco Guild recognized the Classic Circle of Care Sponsors at the $100,000 level, Costco Wholesale, agron, inc./adidas, American Express, Cargill, Inc., General Mills, JBS Swift, Nice-Pak, Pilgrim’s Pride, Sun Products Corporation, Sinegal Family Foundation; and the title sponsors at the $50,000 level, Allied Marketing, Comprehensive Payment Recovery Services, ConAgra Foods, Diageo, Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream, Earth Friendly Products, LNK International. Mars Inc., Mazzetta Company, LCC, Niagara Bottling, PepsiCo, Pharmative, LCC, Tarantino Gourmet Sausages, Trident Seafoods, Tyson Foods, Unilever and Vizio.

About Seattle Children’s Hospital Guild Association

Seattle Children’s Hospital Guild Association is the largest all-volunteer fundraising network for any hospital in the country, serving as the umbrella non-profit organization for nearly 7,000 women, men and teens and 500 groups of friends, families, co-workers and community members. For more than 100 years, the Guild Association has helped provide hope, care and cures for children in Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. The Guild Association’s efforts help support the clinical and research endeavors at Seattle Children’s and provide uncompensated care funds so that all children in the region can receive the care they need regardless of their ability to pay. The Guild Association is part of the Seattle Children’s Hospital Foundation which gathers community support and fundraising for Seattle Children’s Hospital and Seattle Children’s Research Institute. For more information, visit http://waystohelp.seattlechildrens.org/about/.

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