Children’s of Alabama and Regions Tradition

regions_tradition_logo.pngChildren’s of Alabama has had the privilege of being the primary beneficiary of the Regions Tradition since 2009. To date, our hospital has received more than $2.6 million from the tournament. Our long-term partnership with Regions Bank, the PGA TOUR Champions and the Bruno Event Team is the perfect match to our hospital’s commitment to ill and injured children of Alabama and the surrounding region.

Since 1911, Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children. We serve families from every county in Alabama and nearly every state. These children and their families are the real beneficiaries of the Regions Tradition.

On behalf of everyone who walks through the doors of Children’s of Alabama daily, including our more than 5,000 healthcare workers, thank you. We are honored to be part of an event that does so much to benefit our state.

Children’s of Alabama Patient Ambassadors

Each year, patients are selected be matched with a foursome in the Wednesday ProAm. This event brings smiles to the patients and their families, creating memories they will cherish for many years to come.

The Children’s of Alabama Media Team can help you schedule an interview with any of this year’s ambassadors during the ProAm. Please call or text, 205-800-4052.

Introducing our 2022 Patient Ambassadors:

Lucy Boney, age 7
Not many families anxiously await the day to take their child to the hospital, but for the Boney family, it was an anticipated and longed-for event. Lindsey and Sara Boney were in the process of adopting their youngest child, Lucy, and they knew the adoption would lead them straight to Children’s of Alabama. Lucy’s care team includes the Adoption Clinic, the Cleft and Craniofacial Center and the Hearing and Speech Center. There are potentially more surgeries to come for Lucy, but for now, the family is enjoying the significant progress she has made and that their family is now complete. Lucy’s Story

Jaquavion Johnson, age 15
Jaquavion “Qua” Johnson was born with a congenital heart defect called tricuspid atresia. At five days old, Qua had the first of a series of open-heart surgeries. By the time Qua reached middle school, mom Marquitta noticed her son just wasn’t himself. In March 2021, visits to his hometown pediatrician, emergency departments and cardiologists provided some clues. The doctors had Qua transported to Children’s of Alabama for evaluation and treatment. Qua joined the heart transplant list in April 2021. While many patients wait months or even years for a new heart, Qua’s critical condition helped the team at Children’s of Alabama find a heart for him less than two weeks later. Jaquavion’s Story

Major McLaughlin, age 7
Not long before his 7th birthday, Major McLaughlin and dad Brady joined friends for a weekend camping trip. When the group, all equipped with helmets, went for a bike ride, Major had a crash and fell to the ground. There were no visible signs of injury at first, but after consulting with his pediatrician, Major’s parents brought him to the Children’s of Alabama Emergency Department on Saturday afternoon. A CT scan showed a serious kidney injury. The bicycle handlebars hit Major’s kidney “perfectly the wrong way.” Major was admitted to the Special Care Unit, and by Monday, the family received news that Major needed surgery. Major's Story

Impact Fund

The funds we receive from the Regions Tradition each year are directed to our Impact Fund.

The Impact Fund at Children’s of Alabama was created to provides for those leading-edge programs, equipment and initiatives that distinguish us nationally, but we could not afford to pursue without diverting funds from other critical areas or funding from our community.

Impact Fund items tend to focus on technology, as technology is at the forefront of healthcare innovation. But behind every technology initiative is a pioneering physician or surgeon who is smart enough, courageous enough and committed enough to lead the charge at Children’s. The Impact Fund allows us to take immediate advantage of new surgical and medical developments as they occur.

About Children’s of Alabama

Since 1911, Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children. Ranked among the best children’s hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, Children’s serves patients from every county in Alabama and nearly every state. With more than 3.5 million square feet, it is one of the largest pediatric medical facilities in the United States.

Children’s offers inpatient and outpatient services at its Russell Campus on Birmingham’s historic Southside with additional specialty services provided at Children’s South, Children’s on 3rd and in Huntsville and Montgomery. Primary medical care is provided in more than a dozen communities across central Alabama.

Children’s is the only health system in Alabama dedicated solely to the care and treatment of children. It is a private, not-for-profit medical center that serves as the teaching hospital for the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) pediatric medicine, surgery, psychiatry, research and residency programs. The medical staff consists of UAB faculty and Children’s full-time physicians as well as private practicing community physicians.