The Regions Tradition wouldn’t be the same without the presence of the tournament’s primary beneficiary – Children’s of Alabama.
Those who began the relationship between the Tradition and Children’s nearly 10 years ago probably would be impressed to learn millions have been raised to help meet the biggest needs of patients. And the Tradition continues to create opportunities to grow the Children’s of Alabama Impact Fund, which provides cutting-edge programs, equipment and initiatives to serve patients from across the nation.
Children’s is a key fabric of the Tradition experience. This year, the Children’s Hospitality Tent offers parents and families the opportunity to stop by and meet the 2019 Miss Alabama, Callie Walker.
Walker has a genuine heart for the work Children’s does for the community. She related that a close friend was diagnosed with cancer when he was in kindergarten and received treatment from Children’s.
“He’s now 20 and in full remission, she added. “And living his best life.”
The Impact Fund, which receives money generated by the Regions Tradition, has helped Children’s further projects that make a valuable difference. Here are just a few examples:
- Acute kidney dialysis
- Pediatric heart devices
- Meningitis research
- Epilepsy monitoring
- Rehab Clinic at Lakeshore Foundation
- Surgical microscopes
- And much more
In addition to meeting some celebrities, visitors can stop by the tent to sit and color or relax. And, of course, don’t forget to pick up one of their now-famous bandage dispensers, which may contain your favorite cartoon character, colorful camouflage or a bright glitter pattern.
Stop by the Children’s Tent and say hi – or just say thanks for what they do to improve lives in our community.