Pekin Insurance Sponsored PGA TOUR Professional D.A. Points Honored as Ambassador for Arnie’s March Against Children’s Cancer
Pekin native D.A. Points, a Pekin Insurance® sponsored PGA TOUR professional, has teamed up with PGA TOUR golfers Brian Davis and Brian Gay to form Team APH to honor the legacy of Arnold Palmer of coming to the aid of children with cancer through the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies.
The golfers came together for the first time as Team APH on March 19, 2013, to lead dozens of cancer patients and their families and hundreds of friends in the first-ever Arnie’s March Against Children’s Cancer. The walk was routed around Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge. The event raised money and awareness for children’s cancer as the golfers kicked off tournament week at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
All three professional golfers and their families have received care from the hospitals bearing the names of Arnold Palmer and his late wife, Winnie. They have unique and strong personal connections to the hospitals and have always admired Palmer for his achievements on and off the course.
D.A. comments, “Mr. Palmer paved the way for us to be successful as golfers, but he is so much more than golf, and you can see that in care my family and so many others have received at Arnold Palmer Hospital and Winnie Palmer Hospital. It’s an honor to be a member of Team APH.”
As the three PGA TOUR professionals compete on golf courses around the globe, the Team APH golfers will carry a visible reminder of Palmer’s influence and the impact his hospitals have on so many lives. Their golf bags will be adorned with the colorful logo of Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children.
Funds raised through Arnie’s March will be directed to cancer research and clinical trials at the Center for Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. To donate to Arnie’s March Against Children’s Cancer, please visit ArniesMarch.com.