NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (August 14, 2009) - Hospital for Special Care's 14th Annual Ivan Lendl Golf Classic raised $118,241 to support the Lendl Adaptive Sports Camp for junior wheelchair athletes and related programs for disabled competitors.
Returning top sponsors this year include Downes Construction Company, Kaestle Boos Associates - Architects, and the law firm of Carmody & Torrance. The three sponsors have contributed more then $400,000 to the tournament over the last 14 years.
Hospital for Special Care is the nation's only complex rehabilitation and chronic-disease hospital serving both adults and children. The 228-bed hospital has campuses located in New Britain and Hartford, and specializes in the care of spinal cord and brain injury, stroke, pulmonary disease, neuromuscular disease, such as muscular dystrophy and ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) and complex pediatric care.
Tennis legend Ivan Lendl, for whom the annual tournament is named, was once again the Hospital for Special Care's guest of honor at the tournament. Bob Maxon of NBC 30 was Master of Ceremonies. The Annual Lendl Award was presented to The Tolland Fund for its long-time partnership and shared vision with Hospital for Special Care for the advancement of disabled adults and children.
This year's sponsors also included The Tolland Fund, All Waste, SEI Investments, Webster Bank, Ambulance Service of Manchester, Aetna, American Savings Foundation, Blum Shapiro, Lincoln Financial Group, and the Rotary Club of New Britain-Berlin.
For more information on Hospital for Special Care or the Lendl Golf Classic, please visit www.hfsc.org  or call 860.832.6257.