September 20, 2004

Contact:            Jennifer Riordan, 272-0261 office; 220-0702 cell

                        Bridgid Isworth, 272-3690 office

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ALBUQUERQUE, NM - The Uinversity of New Mexico (UNM) Children's Hospital is anticipating a significant donation from the Wal Mart Distribution Center's annual Charity Golf Tournament. The tournament, scheduled September 27 at Paradise HIlls Country Club, is currently enrolling four-man teams.

"This golf tournament is for a worthy cause," said Assistant General Manager of the Wal-Mart Distribution Center Matt Reiland.  "And Wal-Mart is here to support the community of New Mexico."

With about 30 teams currently enrolled, the tournament is expected to raise more than $9,000 for UNM Children's Hospital.  Reiland, however, still expressed a need for additional community involvement.

"Many Albuquerque and Los Lunas area businesses are interested, but we would still like to see more participation.  It is an excellent way to help out New Mexico's children and have a great day while doing it," Reiland said.

A four-man entry fee with hole sponsorship is $600.  Non-sponsored teams are $300.  For more information on the Charity Golf Tournament, contact Eric Corpus at 866-8628 or Matt Reiland at 866-8603.

UNM Children's Hospital is one of 170 children's hospitals in North America that belong to Children's Miracle Network (CMN) family.  CMN is an alliance of premier children's hospitals.  CMN hospitals care for more than 17 million children annually with every disease and condition imaginable.  National partners such as Wal-Mart help CNM hospitals raise funds to help purchase life-saving medical equipment and subsidize special programs.  All funds that are raised by New Mexico Wal-Mart's go directly to help UNM Children's Hospital.

UNM Hospital maintains a commitment to New Mexico's children through the UNM Children's Hospital and programs like the Children's Miracle Network.  UNMH is dedicated to providing superior healthcare to all children and adolescence in New Mexico.