Riley Kids Putt with a Pro

The greatest names in women’s golf are again teaming up to support Indiana’s biggest name in children’s healthcare. To celebrate The LPGA Legends Championship this Aug. 20-21 and $300,000 in donations since 2014, LPGA Legend Laurie Rinker will visit Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health patients on Tuesday, June 28. 

“Putt with a Pro” is the name Riley Child Life Specialists and patients dubbed the opportunity to engage with Rinker on a putting green surface in the Child Life Zone. Rinker will also visit patients in the Riley Heart Center.

Resort Charity Events, the charitable arm for French Lick Resort, will announce 100 percent of the $15 tickets for The Legends Championship will benefit Riley Children’s Foundation. Purchase through Ticketmaster at RileyKids.org/Legends or the Riley Simon Family Tower Gift Shop.

“With help from the community and sponsors, we hope to donate another $150,000 to Riley in 2016,” said French Lick Resort Vice President Joe Vezzoso. “Families depend greatly upon Riley Hospital for Children, and we wish to contribute generously to their world-class care for kids.”  Old National Bank is already on board as presenting sponsor.

The 2016 Legends Championship takes place at the historic French Lick Resort in French Lick, Ind., on the renowned Pete Dye course. LPGA Legends competing include Hall of Fame members Nancy Lopez, Pat Bradley and JoAnne Carner as well as LPGA stars Laura Davies, Jan Stephenson and Rosie Jones.  

Laurie Rinker was the Champion of the 2014 LPGA Legends Championship at French Lick and is a four-time winner on the Legends Tour. Rinker recently played the Ladies PGA Championship on the regular LPGA Tour. Rinker’s best years in professional golf came in the mid-1980s, and included two LPGA Tour wins. The most successful year of her career was 1987, when she had nine top-10 finishes.   

About Riley Children’s Foundation

Riley Children’s Foundation supports Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health, Camp Riley and the James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home. As Indiana’s only comprehensive hospital dedicated exclusively to the care of children, Riley Hospital has provided compassionate care, support and comfort to children and their families since 1924. Each year children from all 92 Indiana counties turn to Riley Hospital and its regional clinics throughout the state more than 300,000 times. Riley Hospital’s partnership with Indiana University Health and its strong affiliation with the Indiana University School of Medicine make Riley Hospital the leader in pediatric care in the state and the region. 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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