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LPGA Symetra Tour players set to visit hospital Wednesday

SOUTH BEND, Ind.     Friday marks the start of the sixth annual Four Winds Invitational at Blackthorn Golf Club in South Bend!

Money raised from the tournament goes to fund life-saving technologies at the new Beacon Children’s Hospital.

With the money raised, three pediatric training simulators will be purchased for the brand new hospital in downtown South bend..

Some of the 144 ladies, who are scheduled to tee it up for this year’s tournament, will be visiting children at the hospital on Wednesday, something that has become a highlight for the players.

Madison Pressel, a golfer on the LPGA Symetra Tour, has played in this tournament a few times.

“I think one of the greatest things about being a professional golfer is that we see how we are able to impact the local community and whether it’s the hospitals here or some other places. Every tournament has their own philanthropy and it’s really cool to see where it goes from year to year and to be able to see the growth by our event being here,” said Pressel.

John P. Warren is the Chairman for the Pokegan Band of Potowatomi Indians.

“I think it gives them another incentive to come here to south bend. They affect young lives. People who are not usually feeling their best at the time and they are very young and some may not understand what’s going on in their life. For these players to come here and give them some joy, for just a moment, it speaks volumes to what this event brings to south bend,” said Warren.

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