NSU Newsroom

SharkBytes

Horizons

This version of NSU News has been archived as of February 28, 2019. To search through archived articles, visit nova.edu/search. To access the new version of NSU News, visit news.nova.edu.

This version of SharkBytes has been archived as of February 28, 2019. To search through archived articles, visit nova.edu/search. To access the new version of SharkBytes, visit sharkbytes.nova.edu.

News Releases Archive

Contact

Division of Public Relations and Marketing Communications
Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

nova.edu/prmc

SharkBytes Archives

Contact

Division of Public Relations and Marketing Communications
Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

(954) 262-5353
(800) 541-6682 x25353
Fax: (954) 262-3954
communications@nova.edu

NSU Charity Golf Tournament to raise money to fight childhood diseases

FT. LAUDERDALE-DAVIE Fla. — Last year, when celebrities, public officials, doctors and college administrators teed off at Ft. Lauderdale Country Club, they raised $80,000 to help fight autism, tuberculosis, obesity and other health problems that affect children.

They participated in Nova Southeastern University’s annual Fore the Kids: Saving Lives Charity Golf Classic. This year, the event on Friday, May 2 hopes to exceed expectations in raising money to battle childhood health issues.

Organized by NSU’s Institute for Child Health Policy, the charity golf tournament has attracted Olympic gold medalists, PGA tour champions, Major League Baseball players, NFL players, Hollywood stars, as well as elected officials and health care professionals. And of course, people throughout Nova Southeastern University participated in the event.

The golf classic will also recognize the 2008 Kate Platt Child Advocate of the Year recipient. The award will be given to an individual whose achievements and career contributions have made a significant difference in Broward County’s maternal and child health policy.

The accolade is dedicated to the memory of Kate Platt, a Broward County youth who died in a car accident. Platt touched the lives many during her life.

Previous recipients have included Farley Boyle, a fashion model who started a nonprofit to provide free infant and child CPR training and choking maneuver education, after her then 2-year-old daughter experienced a near drowning. Another recipient was professional surfer Barry Shaw, who started a nonprofit to help reduce childhood drowning in Broward County.

Fore the Kids: Saving Lives Charity Golf Classic will start at 12:30 p.m. at the Ft. Lauderdale Country Club, 415 East Country Club Drive in Plantation.

For information about the event and registration, please contact Deborah A. Mulligan, MD FAAP FACEP, NSU Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the Institute of Child Health Policy at 954-262-1942 or dams@ichp.nova.edu.

Media Contact:
Ken Ma, NSU Office of Public Affairs
954-262-5354 Office, 954-830-4177 Cell, kennma@nova.edu