117 Holes of golf may sound like a lot of golf - and it is! But it's worth it when you're doing it for a great cause! 117 Holes FOR Children's Hospital supports the specialized care provided at Oishei Children's Hospital (OCH), a one-of-a-kind facility and anchor institution for pediatric healthcare, caring for our region’s children and families.
In November 2020, after the passing of Josh Allen’s grandmother, Patricia Allen, Buffalonians and donors across the globe, showed their outpouring of support to Josh by donating $17 to OCH, a cause he has supported since joining the Buffalo Bills. With the creation of the Patricia Allen Fund at OCH, these donations have made a significant impact on the specialized care provided through services such as our emergency department, trauma program, pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) and pediatric transport team, which ensures the most critical cases safely arrive to OCH.
But the needs have never been greater. Through the Patricia Allen Fund, and your support, our specialized, critical care services will continue to thrive, ensuring children and families across the region receive world-class care, right here at home. So, for our second annual golf marathon, and with a little inspiration from #17, we’ve decided to challenge our participants by adding 17 more holes to the golf marathon, making it 117 holes! And, with a successful first annual event in 2020 raising $85,000, we are stretching our goal to $117,000! Josh is excited to be part of this campaign effort, helping our donors/participants reach this incredible milestone of walking 35 miles and playing 6.5 rounds of golf in one day!
Let’s continue the amazing support through the generosity of donors, like you. Your donation is FOR the future of pediatric care, FOR kids just like Eric.