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$9 million raised for ACH since 1993

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2017 Event Calendar

May 8 - Central Arkansas Log A Load For Kids Golf Tournament | Harbor Oaks, Pine Bluff

June 8 - South Central Arkansas Log A Load For Kids Golf Tournament | Glenwood Golf Course, Glenwood

June 10 - South Central Arkansas Log A Load For Kids Dinner and Auction | Arkadelphia

More events to come! 

Program History

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 $9 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 Producers Association.

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 program.

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, 2010
  • $448,243 in 2011
  • $483,341 in 2012
  • $500,000 in 2013
  • $612,574 in 2014
  • $567,639 in 2015
  • $575,716 in 2016

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.

Learn more about the National Log A Load program.

For more information on Log A Load For Kids, contact AFA Communications Director Rebecca Neely.

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