Last fall, golfers wore their baddest pants, played their best golf and raised more than $500,000 for Texas Children’s Newborn Center at the Clubs of Kingwood.
The annual Bad Pants Open golf tournament has raised more than $6.5 million in the past two decades to support continued innovation and excellence in the research, treatment and care of critically ill and premature infants, as well as helping to fund support services for families with babies in the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).
Presented by RBC Wealth Management/Capital Markets and chaired by Rob Cooksey, vice president of Texas Aromatics, golfers enjoyed breakfast provided by Chick-Fil-A®, a long drive exhibition by Dan Boever and lunch on the course provided by Becks Prime.
Players also enjoyed complimentary pre-golf stretching provided by Reach Stretch Studios and live on-site broadcasting by ESPN 97.5 Houston, the tournament’s media partner.
The event featured a post-play awards ceremony and dinner catered by Swift Events, where players were awarded plates painted by Texas Children’s patients for both the best golf scores and the baddest pants.
Monique Landor, a NICU nurse at Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, received the NICU Nurse of the Year award, a special recognition presented at each tournament.
Proceeds from the event support continued innovation and excellence in the research, treatment and care of critically ill and premature infants at the Newborn Center.
Texas Children’s Newborn Center houses the nation’s largest NICU and one of only two Level IV NICUs in the greater Houston area. More than 2,500 critically-ill and premature infants — many of whom are born at other Houston-area hospitals and then transferred to Texas Children’s — receive essential care at our Newborn Center each year.