Golf Invitational Raises $293,789 for Hasbro Children’s Hospital

August 23, 2017

Periods of driving rain and cooler than normal temperatures couldn’t dampen the festivities or enthusiasm when nearly 140 golfers descended on Rhode Island Country Club for the 2017 Hasbro Children’s Hospital Invitational on Monday, July 24.

Co-chaired by longtime supporters Lawrence A. Aubin, Sr., chairman of the Lifespan Board of Directors, and James L. Carr, Jr., the annual event raised $293,789 to support of Hasbro Children’s Hospital programs and research efforts with the greatest funding need. Of the total raised, $30,000 will benefit the hospital’s Lawrence A. Aubin, Sr. Child Protection Center, which cares for some of the most vulnerable children in our region who suffer from abuse and neglect. It is the only program of its kind in Rhode Island.

Hasbro Children's Hospital Golf Invitational 2017
Against a picturesque backdrop of Narragansett Bay, nearly 140 golfers came together to raise $293,789 for Hasbro Children’s Hospital during the Hasbro Children’s Hospital Invitational on Monday, July 24.

The day featured a sold-out slate of 35 foursomes eager to play the prestigious course, which has hosted the CVS/Caremark Charity Classic for the last fifteen years, along with four USGA Championships. After playing an abbreviated course due to the weather, golfers made their way to the Clubhouse for a special reception, followed by awards, dinner, and a live auction. The live auction generated more than $16,000, with friendly bidding surrounding packages of Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots experiences.

Since its inception in 1996, the Hasbro Children’s Hospital Invitational has raised more than $4.7 million for the area’s leading pediatric hospital.

The 2017 Hasbro Children’s Hospital Invitational was made possible thanks to presenting sponsors Aubin Corporation and H. Carr & Sons, Inc., as well as sponsors ACS Industries, Inc., Citizens Bank, ClarkDietrich Building Systems, Daniele, Inc., Dimeo Construction Company, The Hart Companies, First Bristol Corporation, The Kraft Group, North Atlantic Distribution, Inc., and Rhode Island Medical Imaging, among the event’s more than five dozen contributors.

Hasbro Children's Hospital Golf Invitational 2017
Ron Boss; Margaret M. Van Bree, MPH, DrPH, President of Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital, the pediatric division of Rhode Island Hospital; Sandy Stamoulis, RN, MBA; and Wayne Charness.

Hasbro Children's Hospital Golf Invitational 2017
Rain can’t stop Thomas Farrelly, Jr., of American Aerial Equipment, from giving the thumbs up as he hits the links at Rhode Island Country Club for the 2017 Hasbro Children’s Hospital Invitational.

Hasbro Children's Hospital Golf Invitational 2017
Lawrence A. Aubin, Sr. (center), co-chair of the Hasbro Children’s Hospital Invitational and chairman of the Lifespan Board of Directors, presents the Hasbro Cup.
 
Left to right: Dr. G. Dean Roye; Dr. William Cioffi, Lawrence A. Aubin, Sr., Dr. David Harrington, and Dr. Stephen Migliori.

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