Memorial Children’s Hospital Selected As Beneficiary Of Fourth Annual Four Winds Invitational

March 30th, 2015

March 30, 2015 – The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and its Four Winds Casinos are proud to announce that proceeds from the fourth annual Four Winds Invitational will once again be donated to Memorial Children's Hospital. Money raised this year will help fund a new multi-story building that will be constructed above the Memorial Leighton Trauma Center. More than $187,000 has been donated to Memorial Children's Hospital over the past three years. The 2015 Four Winds Invitational, as part of the Symetra Tour — Road to the LPGA, will be held from Friday, June 19 through Sunday, June 21 at Blackthorn Golf Club in South Bend.

"We continue to stand in awe of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and all of the sponsors associated with the Four Winds Invitational," said Philip A. Newbold, CEO of Beacon Health System, which is the parent organization of Memorial Children's Hospital. "It is only through the support of these generous organizations that we are able to provide this life-changing care for families when they need it the most."

The new building will include space for the General Pediatrics Unit, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinic, and Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The building will also have Couplet Care and single family rooms, along with playrooms and teen hideout spaces, Family Enrichment Centers, a rooftop garden, and a butterfly room for families grieving the loss of a child. The new facility will feature all-private patient rooms, which are proven to enhance outcomes, reduce length of stay, improve safety and efficiency, strengthen communication, and promote healing. Money is being raised for the building as part of the SHINE Campaign.

"The Pokagon Band is proud to continue our support of Memorial Children's Hospital as it seeks to build a new state-of-the-art facility that will serve Michiana's children," said John P. Warren, Chairman of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians. "The Four Winds Invitational is just one example of the various ways in which we give back to the community that we have called home for hundreds of years."

About the Four Winds Invitational
The Four Winds Invitational was established in 2012 as part of the Symetra Tour — Road to the LPGA (www.symetratour.com), and is sponsored by the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and its Four Winds Casinos. It is held at Blackthorn Golf Club, located at 6100 Nimtz Parkway, South Bend, Ind. The tournament features a field of professional women golfers from around the world. More information is available at: www.fourwindsinvitational.com.

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