July 31, 2006

Contact: Barbara Lemaire, PhD (505) 277-5628

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Albuquerque, N.M.-Los Alamos Elk's Lodge #2083 will host the Elk's Todd Kauppila Memorial Golf Tournament at the Los Alamos Golf Course, on Friday, August 4, 2006. The proceeds of this tournament will go to four charitable organizations: Los Alamos Junior Golf, The Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Mexico, Special Olympics-Los Alamos Area Program and UNM Children's Hospital, the only Children's Miracle Network Hospital in New Mexico.

The tournament starts with a bang - a shotgun start at 1 p.m. The cost to participate is $75 or $49 for members and pass-holders. Five sponsorship levels are available from $100 to $500. Donations of money, prizes, giveaways, food and soda will be accepted on behalf of the charities.

Hazel Tull-Leach, Executive Director for the UNM Children's Hospital Development Department said, "The Elks are very generous in supporting UNM Children's Hospital with this event, we truly appreciate their caring and support."