ROCHESTER, Minn. — The Mayo Clinic Children’s Center received a check for more than $80,000 from the “Kid’s Cup” on Tuesday.
Each year, the “Kid’s Cup” in Rochester holds a golf tournament to raise funds to help make hospital stays for children and their families more comfortable at Olmsted Medical Center and Mayo Clinic Children’s Center.
This year’s tournament took place at the end of May at Somerby Golf Club in Byron.
On Tuesday, the organization’s sponsors presented the check inside the Children’s Hospital Atrium inside St. Mary’s Hospital worth $82,365.51.
Here’s what some of that money will be used for, according to Mayo Clinic Children’s Center director Dr. Randall Flick.
“There’s an area a few steps from the atrium where those dollars bought all the toys. It’s a great outdoor space. The kids don’t go out much,” Dr. Flick said. “It’s an opportunity for them to get out and play. So beyond that, I think we have trauma services, child life services and rehabilitation services that are paid for with those dollars. So , all of this helps the children we all serve.”
Overall this year over $123,000 was raised, about $30,000 more than last year.
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