Children’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. Enjoy the tournament.
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.
Logan McCool, age 4
Diagnosed with severe spina bifida in utero, Logan was transferred to Children’s of Alabama the day after her birth for treatment and surgery. Monitored in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for 30 days, Logan was transferred to a step-down unit and later discharged home, where she has thrived. Logan continues to visit Children’s Spina Bifida Clinic twice a year and looks forward to learning to walk in custom orthotics. “I very much appreciate how the doctors at Children’s stay on top of everything,” Candice said. “Every time we go, they are checking everything so that if something is wrong, it’s caught quickly. Logan's Story
Walker Simmons, age 10
Walker was diagnosed with leukemia after a visit to the Emergency Department at Children’s of Alabama, where he immediately started two-and-a-half years of aggressive chemotherapy treatment and achieved remission within the first 29 days. Walker’s hospital visits have since been reduced to monthly checkups as he inches closer to five-year cured status. “We knew we were in a battle for our son’s life, and Children’s is right where we needed to be,” said Walker’s mom, Melissa. “We believe God carried us through the process and protected Walker, but we also know that He put as Children’s for a reason. We couldn’t ask for better care and support than what we received at Children’s.” Walker's Story
Dorian Wiley, age 11
Diagnosed with sickle cell disease, Dorian visits Children’s of Alabama quarterly to monitor his blood count levels with his parents, DeMario and LaShawnda, who are grateful for the compassion and care shown to their son and family. “Children’s is obviously great with the kids, but they also take care of the parents,” DeMario said. “Our experience each time we go is great.” Dorian's Story
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.
Some of the projects made possible by the Impact Fund include: Regions Impact Fund Handout (PDF)
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.