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Children's Heart Foundation (CHF) Hosts 4th Annual Arizona 'Swing For Their Hearts' Golf Event

One of the Nation's Leading Amateur Teen Golfers - MacKinzie Kline - Hosts Event to Raise Awareness and Funding for Congenital Heart Defect Research

TUCSON, Ariz., Feb. 14 /PRNewswire/ --

WHO: Fifteen-year old amateur golfer and CHF national

spokesperson MacKinzie Kline -- born with a congenital heart

defect -- hosts the 4th Annual Arizona "Swing for Their Hearts"

Golf Event benefitting the Children's Heart Foundation. Kline

underwent her first of two open heart surgeries at 11 weeks old

and was told she would never be able to be a "normal" kid. She

has proven countless doctors wrong and exceeded everyone's

expectations by becoming one of the most talked about young

golfers of her time. Since becoming the CHF's national

spokesperson in 2002 at the age of 10, "Mac" has helped raise

more than $1 million for congenital heart research on behalf of


WHAT: The 4th Annual Arizona "Swing For Their Hearts" Golf Event -- a

fun filled golf outing for all golf enthusiasts to help raise

much-needed funding for congenital heart defect research, the

number one birth defect in children.

-- Four-person scramble, best ball and round table dinner

-- Silent auction, hole-in-one contest and raffle prizes

including vacation getaways, dinner, golf equipment and a new


WHEN: Sunday, February 17, 2008

-- Shotgun start for golfers begins at 1pm

-- Dinner and Silent Auction begins at 5:30pm

WHERE: Omni Tucson National Golf Resort & Spa

2727 W. Club Dr. Tucson, AZ

WHY: The Children's Heart Foundation is the nation's leading

organization committed to raising awareness and funds for

congenital heart defect (CHD) research. CHD's are the #1 birth

defect of children in America affecting nearly 1 out of every

100 births amounting to approximately 40,000 children each year

/ 110 children each day or one child every 15 minutes.

MEDIA: MacKinzie Kline is available for event day interviews and photo

opportunities. Other photo opportunities include:

-- Children with heart defects and families interacting

-- MacKinzie practicing before and participating in outing

-- Golfers participating in hole-in-one contest, shotgun start,

award ceremony

TICKETS: $150/individual or $600/Foursome

Tickets include: Greens Fee and Cart, Two Drink Tickets, Brown

Bag Lunch, Range Balls, Dinner & Awards Banquet, Prizes in golf

gift packet. Purchase by calling 847-634-6474 or online at

CONTACT: Erica Stimac, at 630-933-9790

SOURCE Children's Heart Foundation
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
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