29th Annual Golf Outing Raises Record-breaking $130,000
Brings Virtual Reality Technology to ChildServe Rehabilitation Unit
Thanks to our sponsors and golf event participants, ChildServe’s 29th annual Golf Fore! The Kids outing raised over $130,000 this year!
The event, which boasted nearly 230 golfers was held on September 19 at Echo Valley Country Club. A special fund the need effort was held to bring a new type of virtual reality therapy equipment, the Bioness BITS Balance, to ChildServe’s new rehab unit – Jojo’s Pediatric Rehabilitation Unit – that opened this summer.
“Thanks to the incredible generosity of event sponsors, golf participants and those who donated to our fund the need effort, ChildServe will be able to touch the lives of nearly 300 children each year with the Bioness BITS Balance,” said Dr. Teri Wahlig, ChildServe CEO.
The equipment utilizes virtual reality to help children with cerebral palsy and brain injuries maintain or regain strength using a motion-censored balance platform that builds the connection between vision and movement, with the ultimate goal of improving strength and balance so the child can stand, walk and return to regular activities.
“ChildServe is surrounded by a wonderful community of donors and sponsors who care deeply about our mission, and this year’s golf event was an incredible reminder of that,” said Sarah Mowery, ChildServe Director of Development. “I’d like to give a special thank you to the lead donors for this fund the need effort – Dr. Diana and Dr. Dan Pelzer. I also want to thank the event co-chairs Brett Bosworth and Jim Hagenbucher and the entire golf committee for their time and efforts in making this event successful.”
Next year’s event will be held in September.
ChildServe improves the health and well-being of nearly 5,800 children each year through specialized clinical, home, and community-based programs and services. We serve children with developmental delays, disabilities, injuries, and other special healthcare needs.