Each year the Crain Family Foundation organizes a special philanthropic event at the TopGolf in Scottsdale, AZ called ‘Swing Fore the Kids’. The Crain Family Foundation was founded by retired White Sox MLB pitcher Jesse Crain and his wife, Becky Crain. The foundation partnered with Kris and Maureen Newkirk, parents of a child cared for by our Clinic, Charlie Newkirk. Seeking the best care for their son living with a rare genetic disease called Glutaric Acidemia Type 1, Kris and Maureen traveled from Arizona to the Clinic for Special Children.
This event gathers over 80 professional athletes and coaches, community members, family and friends, children with rare genetic disorders and others throughout the nation who share a passion for raising awareness for rare diseases.
The night features opportunities to hit some golfballs with professional athletes & celebrities, bid on a variety of items at their silent auction, and enjoy great food & drinks in support of the Clinic for Special Children’s cause.
We’d like to extend a heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone involved in putting on this great event, especially Jesse and Becky Crain, and Kris and Maureen Newkirk!