Golf Tournament Contributes to Children's Hospital

August 15, 2006

Contact: Barbara C Lemaire, Ph.D. (505) 277-5628


Albuquerque, N.M.-The game of golf served both business and charity when Eagle Global Logistics (EGL), headquartered in Houston, TX, hosted The Roundup 2006. The golf tournament, held at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa at their spectacular Twin Warriors Golf Club, had a field of 89 players who played 36 holes in two days. This is the fourth year EGL has held the event in its present form and the first year it was held in New Mexico.

The Roundup serves dual purposes. It is a way for EGL to show appreciation to their vendors and recognition to their top-employees, as well as a philanthropic event to raise money for local charities. The Roundup Golf Charity, a 501(c)(3), was formed by the directors of the Roundup Golf Tournament as an independent, Texas non-profit in August of 2004. The mission of The Roundup Golf Tournament is to fund multiple charities throughout the United States.

This year, UNM Children's Hospital was the fortunate recipient of their philanthropy. Thanks to the sponsorships, silent auctions, raffle tickets and an exhilarating live auction, The Roundup Golf Charity raised more than $140,000 for UNM Children's Hospital. The money will be used to purchase medical equipment for the UNM Children's Hospital Pavilion and to fund the construction of a themed nurse's station. The facade of the nurse stations are designed around themes such as race cars and pirate ships. The intention is to create an area to allow children a place to exercise their imagination.

"It was a gratifying experience to meet the players," said Hazel Tull Leach, executive director for UNM Children's Hospital's Development Office. "These serious business people had so much empathy for the tiny infants cared for in our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. They spoke to us about being blessed with both healthy children and the financial capacity to give to a worthy charity."

UNM Children's Hospital, Barbara and Bill Richardson Pavilion is the largest public works capital improvement project in the history of the state of New Mexico. The 489,705 square-foot addition is scheduled for completion in April 2007.

Contact: Barbara Lemaire, 272-3322

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