Thank you to everyone who attended the 25th Bad Pants Open. Every year our team looks forward to this fun and heartwarming event. The support we receive annually from the Bad Pants Open helps to provide our staff with the resources needed to further care for the whole family during a NICU stay. We are so grateful for this long-standing event and the golfers and donors who play an important role in helping our NICU families during such a stressful time in their lives.
We were thrilled to report that $330,000 was raised to benefit the Texas Children’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), which cares for more than 1,800 premature and critically ill infants each year. The money raised will be used to support our NICU families during a very stressful time during their baby’s hospitalization. I was honored and delighted to accept this donation from event chair Adam Law, who along with the tournament committee, worked tirelessly to make the event a success.
Click here to see photos from the tournament day, when more than 250 golfers wore their baddest pants. In addition to the beautiful weather, there were so many great moments, but one of my favorite highlights was when the NICU Nurse of the Year—Elizabeth Gutierrez— was given her award and celebrated. Our nurses are truly the lifeblood of the Newborn Center and deserve our deepest appreciation. We also had the privilege of hearing the story of Brady Grimes, one of our patient families. We were so happy to have Brady’s mom Jadrien share her story with us.
But, of course, we could not do it without your support. Thanks to your efforts, we are helping meet the needs of sick and premature newborn babies and their families.
If you weren’t able to attend the Bad Pants Open, you can still support our NICU by making a donation. Thanks again to everyone who helped make this year’s event an amazing success.
Since 1998, the Bad Pants Open has raised more than $7 million to enhance innovation and excellence in the research, treatment, and care of infants at Texas Children’s Newborn Center®. Texas Children’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), is one of the largest specialized facilities of its kind in the nation, and the first designated by the Texas Department of State Health Services as a Level IV NICU — the highest level of care available for premature and critically ill newborns.