Four Winds Casinos Donate $77,500 To Childrens Hospital
August 06, 2014
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and its Four Winds casinos are proud to
announce a donation of $77,500 to Memorial Children's Hospital. The donation,
which is from proceeds of the 2014 Four Winds Invitational and the 5K Run and
Fitness Walk, will be used to purchase Giraffe Warmers for the Newborn Intensive
Care Unit. Giraffe Warmers are used to support the development of newborns by
providing a temperature-controlled and protective environment.
"We are pleased that the success of the Four Winds Invitational has enabled us
to donate $187,000 to Memorial Children's Hospital over the past three years,"
said John P. Warren, Chairman of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians. "This
year's donation of $77,500 will further enhance the neonatal services provided
to local residents, including the 500 Pokagon Citizens currently living in
"Each day, the lives of our smallest and most fragile patients are touched and
nourished by the work done in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit at Memorial
Children's Hospital," says Michaeleen Conlee, R.N., Executive Director of Women
& Children's Services. "We are so appreciative of the continued commitment of
the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and the Four Winds Invitational. Their
support is absolutely crucial, and allows us to provide the very best care to
families when they need us the most."
The 2014 Four Winds Invitational was held from Friday, June 20 through Sunday,
June 22, at Blackthorn Golf Club, located at 6100 Nimtz Parkway, South Bend,
Ind. The tournament featured a field of professional women golfers from around
the world competing on the Symetra Tour - Road to the LPGA. Nicole Vandermade
finished 12 under and won the 2014 tournament.
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