$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 | Register online HERE.
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!
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
Arkansas Log A Load For Kids has funded one $4 million endowment in support of the Emergency Department and Trauma Unit at ACH, two $1.5 million endowments—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.
In 2017, Log A Load for Kids committed to raising $1.5 million over two years to fund the cardio thoracic surgery endowment chair.
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
- $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.