The Kids-N-Hope Foundation’s 26th Annual Golf Classic raises $145,000

Fundraising Event Supports Music Therapy Program at Regional Hospitals and Not-For-Profits

PHILADELPHIA, PA (October 27, 2021) — The Kids-N-Hope Foundation (“The Foundation”) raised $145,000 during its 26th Annual Golf Classic event at the Huntingdon Valley Country Club on Monday, October 25. The event’s volunteer staff and golfers enjoyed an afternoon on the greens and ended the day with an Awards Banquet and Silent Auction event.  The annual golf outing serves as one of the signature fundraising and recognition events for The Foundation.

Approximately 150 golfers came out for the day and enjoyed friendly competitions in various skills contests, which awarded winners in the Longest Drive, Putting Contest and the Closest to the Pin.

The Kid’s-N-Hope Foundation kicked off its Silent Auction online for those who could not attend the event to have an opportunity to place bids on various items and memorabilia, and winners were chosen at the in-person event. The $25,000 Helicopter Golf Ball Drop awarded the winner whose golf ball was closest to the hole after being dropped from a helicopter. The winner received half of the total winnings while the remaining amount was donated to The Foundation.

During the awards banquet, a patient from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), Gabe, and his mother, Savine, spoke about the impact Kids-N-Hope and the Music Therapy Program at CHOP have had on their life and Gabe’s treatment and development.

“We are deeply appreciative of all of our sponsors, business partners, and participants for their support of our Golf Outing and their continuous dedication to the Kids-N-Hope Foundation,” stated Dorian Smith, Executive Director of the Kids-N-Hope Foundation. “The funds raised from the event will greatly impact the children who benefit from The Foundation and the programs it supports.”

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Foundation supporters and sponsors came out for a day of golf, skills contests, raffles and more to benefit the Kids-N-Hope Foundation, which raised over $145,000 for the Music Therapy program and child life services it supports.

About American Heritage Credit Union

American Heritage Credit Union is a member-owned financial cooperative with more than $4.8 billion in assets serving more than 800 Workplace Partners and more than 310,000 members, with more than 35 locations across Philadelphia, Bucks, Montgomery, Delaware, and Camden Counties. Founded in 1948, American Heritage Credit Union is now one of the top 75 largest credit unions in the United States and named Pennsylvania’s 2023 Best-in-State Credit Union by Forbes. For more information about American Heritage Credit Union please visit

About the Kids-N-Hope Foundation

The Kids-N-Hope Foundation (“The Foundation”) was founded by American Heritage Credit Union in 1996, and provides support for Child Life Services, specially, Music Therapy at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (“CHOP”) and other local hospitals within American Heritage Credit Union’s Workplace Partner Program. To date, the Foundation contributed more than $2.3 million dollars to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and other local pediatric healthcare programs through its fundraising efforts.


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