Events Raise $1.4M for Arkansas Children's Northwest

Events Raise $1.4M for Arkansas Children's Northwest
Arkansas Children's Northwest in Springdale (Daniel Moody)

The annual Will Golf 4 Kids Tournament and the annual Color of Hope Gala last week raised $1.4 million for Arkansas Children's Northwest, the Arkansas Children's Foundation announced.

Funds will be used to expand hematology and oncology services at the pediatric hospital in Springdale.

Organizers in 2019 pledged to raise $5 million over five years. This year's total brings the amount raised to $4.68 million.

"This community’s commitment to the children of Arkansas is inspiring," Fred Scarborough, the foundation's president, said in a news release. "The success of these events year after year would not be possible without the countless volunteers and sponsors, and ACNW’s community of donors. We are humbled and grateful to each of you for continuing to support pediatric cancer services at Arkansas Children’s Northwest."

More than 536 rounds of golf were played over the course of the two-day golf tournament at the Bella Vista Country Club and Kingswood Golf Course.