Annual Golf Tournament Raises Money for Cool Kids Campaign, which Seeks to Improve the Quality of Life for Pediatric Cancer Patients & Their Families
AUSTIN, TEXAS—September 29, 2017—Ascendant Capital is proud to sponsor this year’s Dan Jansen Celebrity Classic, which will take place September 30 to October 2, 2017 at the Trump National Golf Club Charlotte in Mooresville, N.C. The annual event brings together professional athletes and celebrities to play golf and raise funds for Cool Kids Campaign, a non-profit organization committed to providing emotional, social, and academic support for children who are battling cancer.
The golf tournament is hosted by Olympic speed skater Dan Jansen, who won the Gold Medal in the 1,000-meter race at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway. Past participants in the Dan Jansen Celebrity Classic include Olympic speed skater Bonnie Blair, Rascal Flatts lead guitarist Joe Don Rooney, former National Football League players Sterling Sharpe and Lance Smith, former National Hockey League players Clark Gillies and Jack O’Callahan, former Major League Baseball players Rollie Fingers and Ozzie Smith, and actor and former NFL player Ed Marinaro.
More information about the event, for which Ascendant Capital is a Bronze-level sponsor, is available at www.coolkidscampaign.org/golfdan.
“A cancer diagnosis creates a crisis in a family, and we are grateful to Ascendant Capital for supporting our mission to help child cancer patients, and their families, cope with their diagnosis and treatment,” said Chris Federico, President and Co-Founder of Cool Kids Campaign. “Kids who are fighting cancer need opportunities to be kids, and thanks to our supporters, we can provide programs that meet the social and academic needs of these special children, and ensure their family and peer relationships don’t suffer.”
Cool Kids Campaign provides a variety of social, educational, and academic programs and resources for child cancer patients and their families. The organization’s initiatives include the Cool Kids Clubhouse, a facility in Towson, Md., which allows pediatric cancer patients, their siblings, and their parents to be themselves while socializing with families in similar circumstances; Cool Kids Camp, an annual weekend sleepaway camp in the Baltimore area that invites patients and their siblings to participate; a quarterly newspaper delivered free of charge to pediatric oncology hospitals nationwide; and care packages which are sent to children newly diagnosed with cancer around the U.S.
“Cool Kids Campaign does so much to improve the quality of life for child cancer patients and their families, and we are glad to help in any way we can,” said Jeffry Schneider, Founder of Ascendant Capital. “We are fortunate that our business success has positioned us to make a difference through support for charitable causes that help those in need in communities around the country.”
Ascendant Capital is committed to supporting and empowering its community through Ascendant Cares, an office-wide volunteer program that serves the greater Austin area through quarterly donation drives, semi-annual volunteer programs, semi-annual wellness events, and countless charity contributions. In addition to those company-sponsored events, Ascendant employees contribute service every year.
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