ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Dec. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Barney & Barney, LLC, one of the nation's largest independent insurance brokerages, today announced that The Barney & Barney Foundation Orange County Golf Classic raised $60,000 for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at CHOC Children's Hospital (CHOC) in Orange County, California.
The second annual tournament took place on Monday, Dec. 2 at the Dove Canyon Country Club and included 150 golfers. Proceeds from donations, golf registrations and sponsorships fund the Foundation's mission to support CHOC's NICU babies and their families. Over the past two years, Barney & Barney has raised $100,000 for CHOC. Last year, its inaugural tournament raised $40,000.
"CHOC is so thankful for Barney & Barney's commitment to improving the lives of infants and families impacted by illness or preterm birth," said Dr. Vijay Dahr, Medical Director of the NICU at CHOC. "With the incredible generosity and financial support of our community, we can provide life-saving care and make a tremendous difference in the lives of Orange County families."
CHOC operates one of the nation's most highly regarded NICUs and provides tertiary and quaternary care to premature infants and babies born with a variety of serous conditions requiring specialized care.
"Barney & Barney is proud to support the wonderful work of CHOC," said Travis Trask, Principal and Managing Director of the firm's Aliso Viejo office. "Our sincere thanks to everyone who participated in the Foundation's Orange County Golf Classic and gave so generously. As our team continues to grow in Orange County, we look forward to making an even greater contribution to the community."
Since it was founded in 2009, the Barney & Barney Foundation has given more than $1 million to community-based, nonprofit organizations in California.
About Barney & Barney
Founded in 1909, Barney & Barney, LLC is a risk management and insurance brokerage firm providing solutions, services and products in commercial property and casualty insurance, employee benefits, workers compensation, compensation consulting, executive liability, personal lines and surety. An independent, privately owned firm, Barney & Barney also offers value-added services in alternative risk financing, business continuity and loss control. Barney & Barney has offices in Orange County, San Diego, San Francisco and Oakland. For more information, visit www.barneyandbarney.com or call 800.321.4696.
About CHOC Children's
Named one of the best children's hospitals by U.S. News & World Report (2013-2014), CHOC Children's is exclusively committed to the health and well-being of children through clinical expertise, advocacy, outreach and research that brings advanced treatment to pediatric patients. Affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, CHOC's regional healthcare network includes two state-of-the-art hospitals in Orange and Mission Viejo, several primary and specialty care clinics, a pediatric residency program, and four centers of excellence - The CHOC Children's Heart, Neuroscience, Orthopaedic and Hyundai Cancer Institutes.
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