By Michael Tomberlin
Children’s of Alabama hospital has long benefited as the featured charity of the Regions Tradition golf tournament. This year, Greystone Golf & Country Club, the Alabama Power Service Organization, Edgar’s Bakery and Regions are working with Cheeriodicals to make the end of tournament week even more special for the hospital patients and their mothers.
Because the tournament ends on Mother’s Day for the first time, Greystone officials thought it would be nice to do something special for mothers. When they thought of the mothers of patients at Children’s and pitched the idea to Cheeriodicals, it started to come into focus, according to Matt Scalici, president of Greystone.
But paying for and assembling boxes for hundreds of patients and their moms would take thousands of dollars and lots of man-hours.
“Getting this thing funded we thought might be a challenge,” Scalici said. “Really, between Cheeriodicals and Greystone and our three primary sponsors – Regions, Alabama Power Service Organization and Edgar’s Bakery – it’s come together just perfectly.”
Cheeriodicals has a special history with Children’s. The company delivers personalized care packages to patients in hospitals and other facilities. Children’s of Alabama was the first children’s hospital they delivered to eight years ago and the hospital still consults with Cheeriodicals about the types of items that should go into boxes for children.
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