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Mike Weir Miracle Golf Drive for Kids Comes to Hamilton, June 23 & 24

Tue, 12 Feb 2013 01:00:00

HAMILTON, Feb. 6, 2013 - Golf enthusiasts will have the opportunity to rub shoulders with Canadian golf great, Mike Weir at the Mike Weir Miracle Golf Drive for Kids in support of McMaster Children's Hospital Foundation, June 23 and 24, 2013.

The prestigious two-day event will be held at the scenic Hamilton Golf and Country Club, and will feature a tournament, breakfast, lunch and dinner at the Club. As a special bonus, golfers will have the chance to pick up tips to improve their game at a clinic instructed by Mike Weir.

Proceeds from the event will help fund the addition of a second angiography suite at McMaster Children's Hospital. Angiography is a medical procedure that produces images of the inside of blood vessels. McMaster Children's Hospital is the only place in south-central Ontario where children can receive an angiography procedure.

"I am excited to be coming to Hamilton this summer to help raise money for McMaster Children's Hospital," says Mr. Weir. "I have strong ties to the Niagara region including my winery in Beamsville, which will be opening soon; my grandparents and parents lived in the Niagara region for many years and I still have aunts and uncles in that area," he says. "McMaster Children's Hospital continues to serve pediatric needs for the Niagara, Golden Horseshoe and entire south-central Ontario region and will become more important as the region continues to expand and grow in population. It is very important to support McMaster Children's Hospital to provide the best care for children," he says.

"We are honoured to be hosting the Mike Weir Miracle Golf Drive for Kids in Hamilton," says Pearl Veenema, President and CEO of Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation. "Bringing an event of this caliber to our community will help us raise funds and awareness to support McMaster Children's Hospital, which provides specialty pediatric care to thousands of children and their families throughout south-central Ontario."

Mike Weir Miracle Golf Drive for Kids is brought to you by The Mike Weir Foundation, benefiting Children's Miracle Network and McMaster Children's Hospital Foundation. Since its inception in 2006, the Mike Weir Miracle Golf Drive for Kids has raised over $3.5 million for Children's Miracle Network partner hospitals.
Sponsorships for the Mike Weir Miracle Golf Drive for Kids are still available; registration is now open. For more information visit, golf.mackids.ca

For more information contact:
Tamara Pope, Vice President, Marketing & Communications
Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation
Telephone: 905-521-2100 ext 43744 Email: popetamara@hhsc.ca