Banner Children's Open for 2023


JW Marriott Desert Ridge Wildfire Golf Club

The tradition Continues: Make some history with us!

Banner Children’s and the Banner Health Foundation invite you to participate in the Banner Children's Open on Friday, April 14, 2023 at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Wildfire Golf Club. Proceeds will benefit programs at the three Banner Children’s facilities in Arizona.  


The Signature Golf Challenge Holes are back and feature four challenges similar to those on the Golf Channel’s super popular Big Break reality television program, combined with a traditional shamble format. Challenge holes, creatively — and generously — designed and built by generous sponsors, are peppererd throughout the course. Teams will be scored on their overall golf game and separately, based on the team’s performance on the challenges. Two top scoring teams make it to the Final Challenge — a nail-biting shoot out that has become legendary.


The tournament benefits the physical and emotional well-being of hospitalized children by supporting Child Life. Creating a positive experience for hospitalized children — that is the foundation of Child Life at Banner Children’s medical facilities. Working with pediatric patients, their parents and siblings, too, Child Life Specialists use a variety of tools and skills to reduce stress and anxiety, while promoting normal growth and development. Through play, pre-operative teaching and even distraction and coping techniques, these specialized — and, very special — professionals become invaluable resources for the entire family. This year’s Banner Children’s Open will benefit Child Life programs throughout the Valley and Tucson. Just a few of the services provided by Child Life teams include: Medical Play; Sibling Support; Bereavement.


Banner Children’s Child Life Specialists provide compassionate support for the whole family -- because a serious illness and frequent hospitalizations affect more than just our young patients. Child Life is there, at the right place, at the right time. To help the whole family through the challenges; to teach brothers and sisters what to expect. Often, Child Life feels like extended family.

The Committee

The following individuals give their time, talent and resources to the 2023 Banner Children’s Open, building an event that has become the “hottest ticket in town.” Thank you all for your leadership and participation.


Bryan Adams, DP Electric and Jeff Cordell, DPR Construction

Bryan Adams, DP Electric
Ryan Aldridge, Atlas Healthcare Partners
Carrie Bailes, Buehler Engineering
Jana Brickey, DFDG Architecture
Will Brunner, Devereux Threads
Brittany Burbes, DPR Construction
Brad Claussen, DPR Construction
Chris Dewitt, W.D. Manor Mechanical Contractors
Joseph Gallagher, McCarthy Builders
Zach Goldsworthy, DHE Engineering
Jim Gordon, NorthStar Identity
Mariah Gresko, HKS, Inc.
Eddie Herdemian, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Emily Laughlin, Dibble Corp.
Jay Layton, TDIndustries

Jasper Lim, DHE Engineering
Michelle Mantegna, Shepley Bulfinch
Ned McKNight, Shepley Bulfinch
John Niziolek, HKS, Inc.
Lee O’Connell, McCarthy Builders
Jody Oehler, Fox Sports 910
John Pearson, Siegler
Kurt Radtke, McCarthy Builders
Jamie Schindeldecker, Speedie and Associates


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