Thursday, June 11, 2009

Golf Tournament for Child Burn Victims, Pittsburgh

PCA 2009 Annual Golf Invitational
“Benefits Burned Kids”

The Pittsburgh Claims Association 2009 Annual Golf Invitational will donate a portion of the profits from this event to benefit a local summer camp for children that have suffered severe burns. As many individuals in the field of insurance claims derive a portion of their earnings as a result of fires. We as a local respected professional organization feel that we can give back to some of the most unfortunate victims of fires “burned children”.

Summer Camp for burned children, held each summer at a local well known camp in Western Pennsylvania. The camp has been offered free of charge to all children who have been burn center patients. When kids are burned, life changes. During their hospital stay, kids must cope with pain and with separation from family, friends and school. Recovery is an ongoing process, and kids may feel that they are “different.” If kids have visible scars or wear pressure garments, they may feel that they don’t fit in with other kids.

At camp, children ages 7 to 17 meet to share personal stories and new experiences. In this supportive environment, kids are encouraged to meet new challenges and take positive risks that help boost their self-esteem. Adventures such as horseback riding or rope climbing help build confidence as well as strong bodies.

Camp is a place where kids’ scars and struggles do not limit their opportunities for friendship and laughter. The counselors ensure that every camper gets the most from the camp experience. Children are transported by bus to camp and back. Skilled medical staff is equipped for emergencies and are able to supervise dressing changes, pressure garments and scheduled medications.

Burn Center Summer Camp receives financial support from various local organizations and individuals. The event sells out every year and is staged at Churchill CC on Monday June 22nd. Sponsorships at this year’s invitational will help the Pittsburgh Claims Association make what we would like to be a considerable contribution to this year’s benefactor.

Thank You! Your support is needed to accomplish this goal.

For More Information Contact: Tim Dillon- 412-621-6070

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