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Duke Children's Classic Celebrates 30th

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DURHAM, N.C. -- The 2003 Duke Children's Classic, one of the nation's longest-running celebrity golf tournaments, will take place May 17 and 18 at the Duke University Golf Club, near the university's West Campus.

Through the years the Duke Children's Classic has raised more than $12 million for Duke Children's Hospital & Health Center.

"The Children's Classic is one of our favorite events we do at Duke Children's," said Michael Frank, M.D., chairman of the department of pediatrics. "The funds raised through the Classic help us provide the best possible medical care, research the causes and possible cures of devastating illnesses, and train the next generation of pediatricians. It helps us build hopes of a brighter tomorrow for our patients and their families. We invite the entire community to join us in our 30th anniversary celebration."

Jeff Foxworthy, celebrity chairman of the event, and other celebrity participants and sponsors will tee-up for the kids in the two-day event.

In addition to tournament golf, the 2003 Duke Children's Classic will feature activities for kids of all ages in the "KidZone." In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the event, admission is free. Family event highlights include:

• Duke Family Fun Run/Walk: Saturday 8 a.m.
• Baby Run and Toddler Trot: Saturday 9 a.m.
• Safe Kids Car Seat Safety Check: Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
• Youth Putting Contest: Saturday 10-11:30 a.m.
• Walk with the Stars: Saturday 1-3 p.m.
• KidZone: Saturday and Sunday 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

For more information about the Children's Classic or Duke Children's Hospital & Health Center, visit http://www.dukechildrens.org.

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