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FCC names MUSC Children's Hospital official charity

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DANIEL ISLAND, S.C. (FCC) – The Family Circle Cup has named MUSC Children's Hospital its official charity partner for the 2014 tournament, taking place March 29 – April 6 on Daniel Island.

With a goal to donate more than $50,000, the Family Circle Cup is asking its patrons to join in and help "put your money where the miracles are" to support this worthwhile organization.

"Our tournament has committed to help MUSC Children's Hospital create better lives for children through donating funds for top-notch facilities, technology, care and research," said Bob Moran, Tournament Director and General Manager.

Attendees can donate on-site to the MUSC Children's Hospital during the tournament. One philanthropic patron will win a trip to the 2014 U.S. Open.

The winner will receive a two-night stay in a Manhattan hotel, round-trip airline tickets from anywhere in the continental United States, two-box seats for Friday, August 29 evening session at the US Open, two-box seats for Saturday, August 30 day session at the US Open, $200 in US Open event cards and two ground transfers from airport to hotel for arrival and hotel to airport for departure.

"All of us at MUSC Children's Hospital are so excited, honored and grateful to have been selected as the Official Charity Partner for this year's Family Circle Cup tournament," said Dr. Rita Ryan, Chair and Professor of the Department of Pediatrics and Medical Director of MUSC's Children's Hospital.  "Once again, Family Circle Cup has shown that it is not only one of the most prestigious tournaments on the circuit, but also one of the most caring.  On behalf of our young patients and their families, we offer our most heartfelt thanks."

A group of players from the tournament will visit MUSC Children's Hospital on Tuesday, April 1 to show their support and interact with the children via games and Q&As.

If you'd like to volunteer or donate to MUSC Children's Hospital, please visit their website – www.MUSCkids.org. Volunteers are always welcomed to help with a variety of tasks, ranging from patient interaction to assistance with medical staff and administration. Donations are always appreciated, and your gift can be made to the MUSC Children's Hospital Fund by donating to the hospital's giving website – www.MUSCkids.org/giving, or by entering the US Open giveaway. 

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