Children’s Hospital Has Record Proceeds From AirShow

  • Wednesday, March 1, 2006

The T.C. Thompson Children’s Hospital Foundation announced record-setting proceeds - $235,771 - from the October 2005 AirShow Chattanooga.

According to Duffy Franck, the foundation’s president, “We are very excited about these results - our largest total ever. These funds will greatly enhance many of the important services at Children’s Hospital. This is a winning situation all the way around for our community - a great event with great results.”

Airshow Chattanooga was held on Oct. 29 and 30, 2005, at the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport. At the time, Morty Lloyd, AirShow Chattanooga director, announced record crowds in excess of 125,000 spectators.

Mr. Lloyd said, “From the best performer line-up, to the largest attendance, to the best weather - Airshow 2005 will stand out as our best Airshow yet.”

2005’s aerial event was the seventh since 1992 staged in Chattanooga to benefit Children’s Hospital.

Susan Burkett O’Hare, Children’s Hospital administrator and Erlanger senior vice president, said, “Events like Airshow Chattanooga provide an opportunity for our community to rally in support of Children’s Hospital, the only pediatric hospital in our region and a great asset to us all. We are grateful to all who attended.”

Judy Bellenfant, a member of the Children’s Hospital Foundation Board who served as Children’s Hospital’s Airshow coordinator, said, “Our sponsors and volunteers deserve a huge round of applause. Without their support, we could not have put on such an exciting and profitable event. The Airshow committee volunteered nearly 5,000 hours, not to mention the additional hours put in by other groups. The willingness of both sponsors and volunteers to do whatever it took to put on a great event was an inspiration. The effort will pay off every day at Children’s Hospital.”

AirShow Chattanooga 2005 sponsors include:

American Home Mortgage

AmSouth Bank

John Bailes

BiLo

Blood Assurance

Bradford Health Service

Chattanooga Association of Realtors

Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist

Chattem

Coca-Cola Bottling

ContinuCare

Covista

Decosimo

Erlanger Auxiliary

Erlanger Health System

First Citizen Bank

First Tennessee Bank

First Uniform

Galen Medical Group

GEICO

Hudson Construction

Independent Health Services

John Deere Health

Ken Smith Auto Parts

Laidlaw Education Services

Leitner, Williams, Dooley & Napolitan, PLLC

Life Care Center

Linex of Cleveland

McKee Baking

Medical Reimbursement

Merrill Lynch

Owens & Minor

Pediatric Surgery

Pediatrix Medical Group

Prebul KIA

PSC Metals

Regional Obstetrical Consultants

Renewal by Anderson

Republic Parking

River Street Architecture

Rock Tenn

Scottish Rite Foundation

Siskin Hospital for Rehabilitation

Spears, Moore, Rebman & Williams

TAC Air

Textile Printing Co.

TVA Credit Union

Unum Provident

VIP Gifts

Williams Printing

WTVC NewsChannel 9

Clear Channel Communications

Clear Channel Outdoors

Comcast Cable

Vincent Printing

Chattanooga Times Free Press

Citadel Communications

Brewer Broadcasting

Mint Magazine

The Pulse

J103

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