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Riley Kids Putt with Pro, Announce Donation to Riley Hospital

The inaugural Senior LPGA Championship presented by Old National Bank is approximately one month away and the greatest names in women’s golf are teaming up to support Indiana’s biggest name in children’s healthcare. 

To celebrate the Senior LPGA Championship this July 10-12 and more than $500,000 in donations since 2014, LPGA Legend Michelle McGann will visit Riley Hospital for Children patients on Thursday, June 8. =

Resort Charity Events, the charitable arm for French Lick Resort, will announce all Senior LPGA players will donate $1 for every stroke during the tournament to Riley Hospital. In addition, 100 percent of the $15 tickets for The Senior LPGA Championship will benefit Riley Children’s Foundation. Visit RileyKids.org/SeniorLPGA to purchase your tickets today. 

During the Senior LPGA Championship, Riley patients’ artwork will be on display throughout the event, including on tee boxes and flags for each golf hole.

WHAT/WHEN: Thursday, June 8, 2017

  • 10:00 a.m. – Michelle McGann, Riley Children’s Foundation, French Lick Resort and Old National Bank will celebrate current donations and announce additional funding efforts for Riley Hospital.
  • 10:20 a.m. – Riley kids “Putt with a Pro;” Michelle McGann interviews
  • 10:30 a.m. – Riley kid interviews and artwork creation to be displayed at the Senior LPGA Championship

WHERE: Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health, Simon Family Tower Lobby

“French Lick is proud to host such a prestigious event,” said Steve Ferguson, Chairman of the Board of the Cook Group, owners of the French Lick Resort. “We have a long history with women’s golf and to host the first major championship for senior women is indeed an honor. We are proud supporters of Riley Children's Foundation and hope that everyone makes it out to the tournament to show their support.”

Five World Golf Hall of Fame members—Laura Davies, Patty Sheehan, Hollis Stacy, Betsy King and Pat Bradley—have committed to the event along with an additional 12 LPGA Tour major champions.

The first major for former LPGA stars will take place on the Pete Dye Course at the French Lick Resort in French Lick, Ind. from Monday, July 10 through Wednesday, July 12. The total purse is $600,000 and all three rounds will be televised on Golf Channel.

Michelle McGann was born in West Palm Beach, Florida and was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 13. Despite the challenges she faced, McGann was a three-time Florida state junior champion. McGann joined the LPGA in 1989 and has seven LPGA career victories. 

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About Riley Children’s Foundation

Riley Children’s Foundation is the fundraising arm of Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health and the founding organization that opened Riley Hospital in 1924. Today Riley Hospital is recognized as one of the best children’s hospitals in the nation and is the only comprehensive children’s research hospital in the state of Indiana. Our mission is to raise funds statewide to support Riley Hospital funding priorities:  pediatric research and patient care, maternity and newborn health and family support programs. Riley Children’s Foundation also funds Camp Riley and the James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home and Billie Lou Wood Visitor Center. For more information, visit RileyKids.org.

About French Lick Resort

French Lick Resort is a $500 million historic restoration and casino development project that includes the West Baden Springs Hotel, French Lick Springs Hotel and the French Lick Casino. This premier resort and casino destination in Southern Indiana features 686 guest rooms and suites; a 51,000-square-foot, single-level casino; 45 holes of golf, including the fully restored 1917-designed Donald Ross Course at French Lick and the 18-hole Pete Dye Course at French Lick; two full-service spas with a combined 36 treatment rooms totaling 42,000 square feet; meeting and event space totaling 163,000 square feet and an array of dining and entertainment options.

About The Legends Tour

The Legends Tour is the Official Legends Tour of the LPGA. The tour began in 2000 by LPGA professionals to showcase the talents of some of the greatest names in the history of women’s golf. The Legends Tour has more than 120 members, including 12 LPGA and World Golf Hall of Fame members. Legends Tour players have over 675 combined LPGA Tour victories, including 70 major championships. In its 16 seasons, The Legends Tour has awarded more than $10 million in prize money and helped raise more than $13 million for charity. The Legends Tour has hosted events in Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Wisconsin, Japan and Australia. For additional information on The Legends Tour, log on to www.thelegendstour.com.

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