Golfers wore their baddest pants, played their best golf and raised more than $500,000 for Texas Children’s Newborn Center at the Clubs of Kingwood last week. The Bad Pants Open, an annual golf tournament now in its 21st year, has raised more than $6.5 million over the last two decades to support continued innovation and excellence in the research, treatment and care of critically-ill and premature infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Texas Children’s. The tournament also helps fund support services for families with babies in the hospital’s NICU, such as parking and bereavement care.
Presented by RBC Wealth Management/Capital Markets and chaired by Rob Cooksey, vice president of Texas Aromatics, golfers enjoyed breakfast provided by Chick-Fil-A, a long drive exhibition by Dan Boever and lunch on the course provided by Beck’s Prime. Players also enjoyed complimentary pre-golf stretching provided by Reach Stretch Studios and live on-site broadcasting by ESPN 97.5 Houston, the tournament’s media partner.
The event featured a post-play awards ceremony and dinner catered by Swift Events, where players were awarded plates painted by Texas Children’s patients for both the best golf scores and baddest pants. Monique Landor, BSN, RNC, IBCLC, a NICU nurse at Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, was presented with the NICU Nurse of the Year award, a special recognition awarded at each tournament.
More than 2,500 critically-ill and premature infants receive essential care in Texas Children’s NICU each year, many of whom are born at nearby Houston-area hospitals. Texas Children’s is the nation’s largest NICU and one of only two Level IV NICUs in the greater Houston area. The next Bad Pants Open golf tournament is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. More information is available at www.badpantsopen.com.
Photographer credit: CJ Martin
5090 – Ray Ehmer, Robert McRae, Roger Wood
5094 – John Faulk, Chris Sasso, Burt Lohse, Phil Jacobs
5097 – Randy Goss, Daman Lee, Mike Kacal, Donald Brooks
5119 – Josh Jones, Tyson Stargel, Chris Satton, Chaz Hollis
5150 – Steve Alexander, Ted Robertson, Robert Ross, Blayne McDonald
5166 – Murray Neal, Kyle Woodfill, Jacob Ofawell, Robert Whitman
5172 – Ken Bedsole, Joey Trahan, Cindy Taylor, Allan Taylor
5201 – Cheryl Wood, Hank Wood, Mary Hazlett, Doug Hazlett
5236 – Ben Carranza, Phil Creveling, Ryan Moore, Joe Manzo
5256 – Ed Jones, Bo McBee, Carol Ruocco, Mike Larson
5260 – Dan Boever, Erik Hitchcock, Les Fox, Frank Lambrinos, Amy Whittington, Kevin Jones
5326 – Tommy and Rosimar Suddeth with their twins, Eva and Layla and ESPN host Charlie Pallilo. The family’s twins were born prematurely at just under 24 weeks gestation and spent four months in the NICU at Texas Children’s Hospital.
5388- Eva and Layla Suddeth
5479 – Guillermo Moll, Robert Pena, Milt Howard
5504 — Mark Menzie, Julienne Sugarek, Austin Morris
5518 – Justin Laird, Jeremy Cannon, Kevin Campbell, Ricardo Pietri
5546 – Eric Allum, Mike Gorman, Randy Scott, Trent Johnson
5988 – Tonya Williams, NICU nurse of the year award winner Monique Landor, Heather Cherry and Dr. Gautham Suresh