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‘Miracle on the Green’ to support children’s hospital

Published: Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 11:05 a.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 11:08 a.m. CDT

An area golf course is teaming up with Love’s Travel Stop to help support children’s hospitals.

“Miracle on the Green” will take place  at 1 p.m. Sept. 28 at Oakland Acres Golf Club. The cost is $75 for members and $80 for non-members, and this includes lunch and cart rental. For every dollar raised, Love’s is promising a 100 percent match.

Funds raised from this tournament will support the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital. According to UICH, it’s the state’s longest-serving children’s hospital with 190 beds, only academic medical center and more than 140,000 children receive care there each year.

The hospital will receive the funds through the Children’s Miracle Network, which Love’s has been partnering with since 1999. Every September, Love’s nationwide sells paper balloons valued at $1, $5 and $20 and holds various events to raise funds for CMN. More than $9.5 million has been donated to CMN on behalf of Love’s since the partnership began.

At the Miracle on the Green, event organizers are promising more than just the standard 18 holes. There will be a number of contests — including longest drive and longest putt —  a bake sale and a raffle.

To register call Love’s at (641) 791-2410 or Oakland Acres at (641) 236-7111.

Contact Senior Staff Writer Ty Rushing at (641) 792-3121 ext. 6532 or at trushing@newtondailynews.com.

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