Improving Physical Therapy for Hospitalized Children
The 5th Annual Carson Higgins Memorial Golf Outing, presented by Courier Express One and the Higgins Family, will be held Monday, Sept. 27, 2021, at Silver Lake Country Club, with tee times from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Proceeds from the event will support the implementation of Augment Therapy at UH Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland. This technology encourages hospitalized children to be more active through an immersive, augmented reality experience that makes movement and physical therapy activities more fun. The Carson Higgins Memorial Foundation (CHMF) has committed $147,000 to provide 25 Augment Therapy units at UH Rainbow Babies.
“When we learned how Augment Therapy could improve outcomes for hospitalized children, we knew we needed to help get this technology to Cleveland area kids,” John Higgins, CHMF co-founder said. “When Carson needed physical therapy, he had to ride a stationary bike and he was bored. Something like this, which kids actually want to do, makes it so much easier. We are excited to be able to bring this technology to UH Rainbow Babies.”
Foursome registration and sponsorship opportunities are available at www.carsonstrong.org/golf. Golfers have the option to purchase “super tickets” which provide the added benefits of all games and mulligans, and a three-quarter zip shirt. Golfers will enjoy a continental breakfast, cart lunch and heavy appetizers. There are also three opportunities to win $2,500 in hole-in-one contests.
A variety of sponsorship options are available to meet every business size and budget, with packages starting at $250.
The 5th Annual Carson Higgins Memorial Golf Outing is made possible through the generous sponsorship of Premier Sponsors Blue Jay Communications, Consolidated Solutions, and Davey Resource Group; Gold Sponsors AM Communications, Brennan Manna Diamond, Good Night John Boy, Grey Fox Services, and Schramm Industries; Silver Sponsor Mainline RV & Truck Service, Inc.; Golf Cart Sponsor Gabe’s; and the generosity of several other local businesses and individuals.
CHMF is a Stow, Ohio-based 501(c)(3) organization. Since 2017, CHMF has donated more than $340,000 to enhance the quality of life for children and families facing cancer and other life challenges by funding therapeutic, medical, and educational opportunities.