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Aug. 9, 2007

Crowns For Kids Golf Tournament Will Benefit UI Children's Hospital

Mediacom and the Miss Iowa organization are teaming up to host a golf tournament in support of University of Iowa Children's Hospital, through Children's Miracle Network.

The Crowns for Kids Golf Tournament will be held Thursday, Aug. 30, at Hunters Ridge Golf Course, located at 2901 Hunters Ridge Road in Marion, Iowa. Registration begins at noon, with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. An awards dinner and silent auction and raffle will follow the golf tournament.

"It is truly amazing to watch both the Children's Miracle Network and the Miss Iowa organization work together to help these young children. These ladies believe in giving back to the community and are very excited to have the Children's Miracle Network as their official platform," said Michelle Swieter, co-chair of the Miss Iowa-Children's Miracle Network program. "The contestants were speechless after meeting the children and taking a tour of the hospital this past June. What a difference we can make."

Miss Iowa representatives from around the state are recruiting four-person golf teams and sponsors for the Aug. 30 event. The cost is $400 for a foursome and $100 for individual golfers. The entry fee includes golf cart rental, green fees, supper and refreshments. Sponsorship opportunities are available at $100 for each hole. For more information, contact Lisa Baum at 319-335-8484.

The Miss Iowa representatives include:

-- Hilary Clark of Iowa Falls (Miss River City)
-- Jessica Marie Colwell of Iowa Falls (Miss Jordan Creek)
-- Kindra Felver of Riverton (Miss Kossuth-Winnebago)
-- Marissa Garcia of Marengo (Miss Eastern Iowa)
-- Amy Nicole Goode of Bloomfield (Miss Southern Heartland)
-- Kimberly Gordy of Bloomfield (Miss Southern Iowa)
-- Devin Howell of Sperry (Miss Muscatine)
-- Ara May Hubbard of Clive (Miss Cedar River)
-- Sarah Hythecker of DeWitt (Miss Clinton County)
-- Anne Langguth of Iowa City (Miss Johnson County)
-- Pauli Mayfield of Davenport (Miss Louisa County)
-- Tereney McDowell of Davenport (Miss Black and Gold)
-- Jenny Neal of Epworth (Miss Greater Des Moines)
-- Cara Van Ness of Danville (Miss Burlington)
-- Victoria Newton of Bloomfield (Miss Jackson County)
-- Diana Reed of Norwalk (Miss Capital City and Miss Iowa 2007)
-- Emily Slavens of Bettendorf (Miss Scott County)
-- Emily Summerhays of Waterloo (Miss Heartland)
-- Michelle Yoshimura of Waukee (Miss Linn County)

Children's Miracle Network benefits programs at UI Children's Hospital. Funds support pediatric research, patient education, enhancements for patients and families, and equipment purchases.

Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, Children's Miracle Network is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to generating funds and awareness programs to benefit children treated at 170 children's hospitals throughout the United States and Canada. Children's Miracle Network also includes 75 corporate sponsors, 200 television stations and more than 135 radio stations.

UI Children's Hospital serves children and their families at its main campus in Iowa City and satellite clinics in communities throughout the region. A 165-bed "hospital within a hospital," UI Children's Hospital benefits from the sophisticated services and comprehensive resources of UI Hospitals and Clinics. Child magazine ranks UI Children's Hospital among the top 20 children's hospitals in the nation.

STORY SOURCE: Joint Office for Marketing and Communications, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, 200 Hawkins Drive, Room E110 GH, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1009

CONTACTS: Media: Tom Moore, 319-356-3945,; Program: Lisa Baum, 319-335-8484,; Writer: Ashly Brown.