April 29, 2019
Montecito Medical Co-Sponsors Record-Breaking Fund Raiser for At-Risk Children
Nashville, TN —The American Legends Charity Golf Tournament shattered the record for the biggest golf fund-raiser ever, and Montecito Medical Real Estate, the nation’s top privately held acquirer of medical real estate, was a proud sponsor of the event.
The tournament, a one-day, annual event at The Olde Farm in Bristol, Va., raised more than $56 million in support of the Mountain Mission School (MMS). The event was showcased on April 20 in a special half-hour broadcast televised nationally on CBS.
Golf legends Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Lee Trevino, Peyton Manning, Jerry West, Dan Marino, Lanny Wadkins and Betsy King, along with NFL and NBA greats Peyton Manning, Dan Marino and Jerry West, were among the sports luminaries who came to play a round of golf with donors in support of MMS.
Founded in Grundy, Va., 1921, the Mountain Mission School was established to help educate and support children in need. During its 98-year history, the school, which relies entirely on private donations, has served thousands of children from across the United States and 70 additional countries.
Montecito, which selected MMS as a focus for its charitable giving efforts, signed on as a sponsor of the American Legends tournament. “We regard giving as a social responsibility, and helping those in need, especially children, has always been a core belief of Montecito,” said Chris Conk, partner of Montecito Medical. “We are humbled to be a part of this amazing annual event and the efforts to raise this significant endowment for the school, we look forward to sponsoring this worthy cause again in September.”
In addition to supporting the school financially, the event provided remarkable opportunities for MMS students to interact with tournament participants, many of whom took time to converse with and encourage the children personally. More than 200 at-risk children are currently enrolled at the school, where they study, share communal meals and reside on the grounds with faculty and staff. Ultimately, 95 percent of MMS students attend college, many with scholarships.
“This place changes hearts,” said Chris Slone, president of MMS. “Many of our students come from situations where they have experienced poverty, loss or violence. We provide a stable environment where children can discover a new family, know that they are safe and focus on their education.”
More information about MMS can be found at www.mmskids.org.
About Montecito Medical
Montecito Medical is one of the nation’s largest privately held companies specializing in healthcare-related real estate acquisitions and funding the development of medical real estate. Montecito is a leading resource for both real estate owners and healthcare providers seeking to monetize or expand their holdings. Montecito has offices in Nashville, Tenn., Austin, Tex., Portland, Ore. and Orange County, Calif. Since 2005, it has completed transactions in 28 states involving more than $3.16 billion in medical real estate and totaling over six million square feet. To date, Montecito has more than $1 billion in capital available to expand holdings in its medical office portfolio throughout the United States. Its current portfolio and healthcare system relationships include UCLA, Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins, Holston Medical Group, Carolinas Health System, Urology of Virginia, Bon Secours, Maine General, EmergeOrtho and State of Franklin Healthcare Associates.
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