group of administration stand with female patient

Children’s Hospital representatives, Walter’s Children’s Charity Classic Committee members and a patient, Chealsey Melendez, 10, from San Bernardino, pose with the $257,500 check.

Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital received $257,500 from the Walter’s Children’s Charity Classic Committee on March 26. The funds will support Vision 2020 – The Campaign for a Whole Tomorrow and the construction of the new Children’s Hospital tower.

Funds were raised at this year’s 23rd annual Walter’s Children’s Charity Classic golf tournament. The committee has raised more than $4 million over the past two decades.

During the check presentation, Scott Perryman, senior vice president and administrator for Children’s Hospital thanked Walter’s Automotive Group for their generosity.

“I want to express my gratitude for this amazing partnership, and its impact on the community,” Perryman said. “Your organization just gives and gives. I continue to be amazed by your spirit of generosity.”

Steve Kienle, president of Walter’s Automotive Group and founder of the committee, expressed his joy in being able to support children throughout the community.

“If we’ve done anything at all, we’ve helped one child,” Kienle said. “For us, it’s the love of doing what we do for the children. There are so many worthy causes in the Inland Empire, but for us, there’s no cause more worthy than supporting the children at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital.”

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