Benefiting Texas Children’s Newborn Center
About 340 golfers played on three full courses at the sold-out tournament held at the Clubs of Kingwood. Originally scheduled for last October, the tournament was moved to March 1 to allow the country club to recover from damages caused by Hurricane Harvey.
Presented by RBC Wealth Management and Capital Markets and chaired by Rob Cooksey, vice president of Texas Aromatics, golfers enjoyed breakfast provided by Chick-fil-A®, a long drive exhibition by Dan Boever and lunch on the course provided by Beck’s Prime. Players also enjoyed complimentary pre-golf stretching provided by The Stretch Factor.
The event featured a post-play awards ceremony and dinner catered by A Fare Extraordinaire, where players were awarded plates painted by Texas Children’s Hospital patients for both the best golf scores and the baddest pants.
Allyson Johnson, a NICU nurse at Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, was presented with the Nurse of the Year award, a special recognition awarded at each tournament. In celebration of its 20th anniversary, the event also honored NICU patient families from the last 20 years, many of whom attended the event. ESPN 97.5 Houston was the tournament’s media partner.
Proceeds from The Bad Pants Open support continued innovation and excellence in the research, treatment and care of critically ill and premature infants at Texas Children’s Newborn Center. More than 2,500 such children, many of whom are born at nearby Houston-area hospitals, receive essential care each year in the hospital’s NICU, which is largest in the nation and one of only two level IV NICUs in the greater Houston area.
Over the past 20 years, The Bad Pants Open has provided nearly $6.5 million in support of Texas Children’s Newborn Center.