DURHAM – Even though Duke’s men’s and women’s golf programs had a shortened 2020-21 season due to COVID-19, the Blue Devils were still able to raise $ 21,006 for the Birdies for Babies program, which benefits units. neonatal and pediatric intensive care unit from Duke. .
During the four years of the Birdies for Babies program, the Blue Devils raised a total of $ 68,308.
During the 2021 season, the men’s and women’s programs combined to collect 941 birdies to accompany 32 eagles.
The women’s program won the CCA championship and advanced to the match play semifinals at the NCAA Championship in 2021. The men’s team collected four top-5s and advanced to the championships regional NCAAs in Noblesville, Ind.
Those looking to support Duke’s partnership with Duke Children can birdie pledges. Pledges will start at $ 0.50 and large increases in donations are welcome. If the Blue Devils register an eagle (counts as two birdies), an albatross (three birdies), and a hole in one (four birdies), they will count as shown.
The creation of the program was led by 2019 Duke graduate Virginia Elena Carta. Hailing from Udine, Italy, Carta was a four-time All-ACC and NCAA Individual Champion in 2016. The 2016 WGCA All- recipient America and the Honda award set an NCAA record of 16 under par of 272 as a rookie to record his first collegiate victory. She became one of four Blue Devils to win both an NCAA individual and team title.
Duke Children’s is a 180-bed hospital hospital within Duke University Hospital. The central outpatient clinic, McGovern-Davison Children’s Health Center, is a 66,000 square foot facility adjacent to the hospital that combines specialist medical and surgical services in one colorful, child-focused location. In addition, there are many Duke Children primary care and specialty care clinics in North Carolina to serve the needs of children statewide. Duke Children’s is one of the largest children’s health care providers in the Southeast and the only children’s hospital in North Carolina to be ranked in the top ten specialties by US News & World Report. Learn more about Duke Children’s online at www.dukechildrens.org or at www.facebook.com/dukechildrens.