$8 million raised for ACH since 1993
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2016 Event Calendar
March 31 – Campaign Kickoff, ACH
May 9 – Central Arkansas Log A Load For Kids Golf Tournament – Pine Bluff | Register HERE.
June 9 – South Central Arkansas Log A Load For Kids Golf Tournament – Glenwood | Call Nicky to register. (870) 260-2278
June 11 – South Central Arkansas Log A Load For Kids, Arkadelphia | Call Brenda for tickets. (870) 279-0652
August 6 – Drew County Log A Load For Kids, Monticello | More information available HERE.
August 27 – Bradley County Trap/Skeet Shoot, Warren | More information HERE.
September 24 – River Valley Log A Load For Kids, Russellville | More information HERE.
September 24 – Bradley County Log A Load For Kids, Warren
October 29 – Central Arkansas Log A Load For Kids, Sheridan
TBA – Southwest Arkansas Log A Load For Kids Golf Tournament, Texarkana
Since the program began in 1993, loggers and members of the
forestry community have demonstrated their commitment to Arkansas's
children by raising more than $6.85 million for Arkansas Children's
Hospital at events throughout the state. The program is sponsored by the
Arkansas Forestry Association in cooperation with the Arkansas Timber
Because Arkansas Log A Load For Kids is dedicated to the
long-term growth of the hospital, the committee agreed to fund a $1.5
million Arkansas Log A Load For Kids Endowed Chair of Cardiovascular
Surgery. By funding an endowed chair, Log A Load can help the hospital
recruit and retain top-quality physicians in this specialty field. Dr.
Jonathan Drummond-Webb became the first holder of this chair in June
2001. Dr. Robert D. B. Jaquiss was invested in the chair on October 26,
2006. In May of 2011, Dr. Michiaki Imamura became the third chairholder.
Arkansas Log A Load For Kids has funded two $1.5 million
endowments at ACH—one in pediatric cardiovascular surgery and another in
support of the Angel One helicopter transport program—and one $1
million endowment in support of the hospital’s imaging and radiation
The program pledged to contribute all funds raised from 2008
to 2013 ($2 million) to help fund a new Trauma Unit, a state-of-the art
facility that will treat the state’s most seriously injured children as
part of the new South Wing. In late 2011, ACH asked Log A Load to
extended this commitment and add an additional $2 million from 2013-2017
fund raising efforts, designated as follows: $1 million to Emergency
Services and $1 million to the Trauma Program. To honor this pledge, ACH
named the new Emergency Department for Log A Load For Kids of Arkansas.
To raise funds, event coordinators in communities throughout the state host fish fry dinners, live and silent auctions, and other activities. The program has raised the following approximate amounts:
- $42,000 in 1993
- $53,000 in 1994
- $96,000 in 1995
- $109,000 in 1996
- $150,000 in 1997
- $305,000 in 1998
- $370,000 in 1999
- $450,000 in 2000
- $400,000 in 2001
- $350,000 in 2002
- $359,000 in 2003
- $379,458 in 2004
- $359,000 in 2005
- $362,499 in 2006
- $421,000 in 2007
- $373,256 in 2008
- $371,471 in 2009
- $475,713.in 2010
- $448,243 in 2011
- $483,341 in 2012
- $500,000 in 2013
- $612,574 in 2014
- $567,639 in 2015
The program started in South Carolina in
1988 when two loggers were discussing ways in which they could make a
positive contribution to their community. This idea spread to other
states (28 states currently participate) and began in Arkansas in 1993.
For more information on Log A Load For Kids, contact AFA Communications Director Rebecca Neely.