Posted on: May 11, 2016
The Forsyth County Slugfest Triple Crown Tournament recently presented Northside Hospital-Forsyth with a $7,550 check. The money will go toward the purchase of additional equipment and supplies that support the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).
“This donation makes a huge difference for our newborns who need special treatment,” said Lynn Jackson, Northside Hospital-Forsyth administrator. “We are extremely grateful for their continued and generous support.”
Brian Gould, treasurer for Slugfest, said the three-day tournament drew about 300 Georgia teams to compete at several baseball fields throughout Forsyth County during the first weekend of March.
“I'm so honored we get to give this money to such a worthwhile cause,” Gould said.
Since 2011, the Slugfest tournament has donated $33,430 to Northside Hospital-Forsyth. Benefactors this year also included local churches, booster clubs, Miracle League of Cumming-Forsyth, The Humane Society of Forsyth County and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
“Over the years, our NICU has just continued to grow,” said Melissa Sugg, Northside Hospital-Forsyth manager of the Women’s Center. “Their donation is going to impact the lives of so many families in our communities. We can’t thank them enough.”
Northside Hospital-Forsyth is a Level III NICU. Of the 3,069 babies born at the Women’s Center last year, 355 babies needed NICU assistance. .
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