LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 8, 2018--Orthopaedic Institute for Children (OIC) has announced that its annual “Swing for Kids Golf Classic” will be held Sept. 17 at the beautiful Palos Verdes Golf Club. Proceeds will support OIC’s “ 2020: A Vision for Our Future ” campaign and help fund the creation of new medical pavilion, urgent care center, research laboratories and education facilities on OIC’s downtown Los Angeles campus.

“Each year OIC receives nearly 70,000 patient visits of children with musculoskeletal disorders and cares for these kids regardless of their ability to pay,” said OIC Golf Classic Chair Dan Madden. “By supporting events such as the Swing for Kids Golf Classic, you help make certain our ability to provide this amazing service and ensure that all children with orthopaedic conditions have a future where they can grow well and play well.”

The centerpiece to OIC’s “A Vision for Our Future” campaign will be a major reconstruction to transform the Lowman Building into a state-of-the-art medical pavilion. Inside this new pavilion will be the largest pediatric orthopaedic urgent care center in the United States that will include a new fracture clinic, physical therapy center, research laboratories, pharmacy, radiology center and lecture hall. This transformation will help ensure that OIC’s expert surgeons, doctors and nurses have the best facilities and equipment to care for the increasing numbers of children who come through its doors.

The 2018 Swing for Kids Golf Classic has been generously supported by presenting sponsors, Swapchain and the Roopal and Bharati Shah family. Various other levels of sponsorship are still available as well as slots for individual golfers who will play the beautiful course and be treated to a reception, silent auction and unique culinary dining experience that evening featuring many of Los Angeles’ top mixologists.

Further information and registration is available at ortho-institute.org/swingforkids.

For information regarding sponsorship opportunities, contact Mary Beth Perrine at 213-742-1500 or at mperrine@mednet.ucla.edu.

About Orthopaedic Institute for Children

Orthopaedic Institute for Children (OIC) was founded in 1911 as Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital. Focused solely on musculoskeletal conditions in children, OIC receives nearly 70,000 patient visits each year. In alliance with UCLA Health and with the support of the OIC Foundation, we advance pediatric orthopaedics worldwide through outstanding patient care, medical education and research. Our locations in downtown Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Westwood and Calexico treat the full spectrum of pediatric orthopaedic disorders and injuries. For more information, visit us at ortho-institute.org.

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