The Shriners Hospitals for Children Open is a great tournament for golf fans and players alike, but its more important role is to create awareness of the outstanding work at Shriners Hospitals for Children.
To help foster this awareness, the tournament organizers chose 22 patient ambassadors throughout the country to represent the hospital network at the tournament, where each will serve as a standard bearer on the weekend, carrying the scores of a group of professional golfers as they compete in the tournament.
“These hospitals help transform the lives of children with orthopaedic conditions, burns, cleft lip and palate and spinal cord injuries,” said Adam Sperling, executive director of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. “We thought that bringing more of the hospital’s patients to the tournament and giving them an opportunity to experience some of the best golfers in the world would be a great way to increase the involvement of the hospitals and the patients in this event.”
Here is our pick for photo of the day: A standard bearers walking up the 3rd hole during round three at TPC Summerlin.