Lifespan Brands was happy to participate in the Robbie Gould Celebrity Charity Golf Event at Medinah Country Club, which raised almost $1 million for the Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago. Gould invited celebrities from the NFL, LPGA, MLB, Nascar, sports broadcasting, the music industry and more to play golf and help raise money for this great cause.
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago provides top-ranked pediatric care through general care for many serious health conditions, specialized surgery, research innovation, family outreach and much more. Lurie also sees the need for children to have vocal advocates. We advocate for a brighter future for all children; one in which each child is given the opportunity to reach his or her full potential. When Children’s Memorial Hospital, now Lurie Children’s, was founded in 1882, most children died from infectious disease. Today, the leading causes of emergency care, hospitalization and death of children, such as car crashes, sports injuries, homicide,asthma and suicide are related to behavioral, environmental and social risk factors. Children with chronic illnesses that once died in early childhood are now surviving into adulthood. We believe in prevention, health promotion and safe, structured environments for children.
Lifespan Brands contributed Beatles Lava® lamps for the kids and celebrity gifts bags, as well as Lava baseball caps and shot glasses. We also held a contest: Guess how many Skittles are in the Grande Lava® lamp. The kids, and also some of the celebrities, had a good time guessing. One young contestant guessed 1 million Skittles – it would take a HUGE Lava® lamp to hold that many Skittles! The winner was Roberto Garza, former center for the Chicago Bears, who guess 6,300 (the correct number was 6,419).
After breakfast, socializing at the gifting rooms and the guessing games were done, it was time for golf! Robbie Gould gave an inspiring talk about the important work that Lurie Children’s Hospital does and thanked everyone for giving their time to support the event. The golfers were treated to some fun rewards and contests out on the course, while the kids got to pose for pictures with all of the celebrities as they teed off on the first hole of the famous Medinah Country Club. Lifespan Brands was honored to be a part of this special day!
For more about Robbie Gould’s wonderful philanthropy through his organization at https://www.gouldentouch.org/.