The 21st annual Ace Shootout will bring together sports greats to compete in fun challenges on the Mauna Lani golf course. Rivalries and hilarity will be in full force all while the players raise funds and awareness for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®.
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For the past 21 years, Ace Hardware has hosted the Ace Shootout, benefiting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®. In that time, more than $20 million has been raised and millions of children have been treated with quality care because of the generosity of Ace and their vendors. This annual event not only raises much-needed funds for our member hospitals, it showcases the great partnership we at CMN Hospitals have with Ace.
Thanks to the players, vendor sponsors, staff, volunteers and fans for joining us at the Ace Shootout each year. This event is not only fun and entertaining; it also raises money to help us treat the millions of children we serve each year in our hospitals.
On behalf of the entire Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals staff and, most importantly, the children we serve, thank you to everyone involved with this event.
The 2018 lineup of players has collected multiple championship rings and three gold medals and includes several hall of famers.
Clyde Drexler is a 10x All-Star and was one of the “50 Greatest Players in History by the NBA in 1996. He led the Houston Rockets to an NBA Championship in 1995 and played for the gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic team in 2002.
Shane Battier played 13 seasons in the NBA for the Grizzlies, Rockets and Heat. He played for the 2x NBA Champions Miami Heat. While in college at Duke, Shane received the John R. Wooden Award in 2002.
Mike Eruzione was the captain of the 1980 gold-medal winning US Hockey team and is a former Olympic sports commentator. He now tours the country as a motivational speaker, speaking on how to overcome adversity through commitment and teamwork. Mike is playing for Boston Children’s Hospital.
Jack O’Callahan played in the NHL for seven years and spent time with the Chicago Blackhawaks and New Jersey Devils. He also played on the 1980 “Miracle on Ice” U.S. Hockey team.
Marc Bulger had an 11-year career in the NFL which included stints with Saints, Falcons, Rams and Ravens. Marc is also a two-time Pro Bowler. He is playing for Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.
Mark Rypien is a two-time Super Bowl Champion and Super Bowl XXVI MVP. Mark played for the Redskins, Browns, Rams, Eagles, Falcons, Colts and Seahawks. He is playing for Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital.
Roger Clemens played Major League Baseball for 24 seasons with the Red Sox, Yankees, Blue Jays and Astros. He’s a 7x Cy Young Award winner and 12x MLB All-Star.
Bret Sagen was a pitcher for the MLB teams such as the Royals, Mets, Rockies and Red Sox. He’s a 2x Cy Young Award winner and a Gold Glove Award winner.
Toby Keith is an award-winning singer, songwriter, actor and record producer. He has 20 number one hits and 21 additional top hits on the Billboard Hot Country Charts. He has sold 40 million albums to date.
Jennifer Wayne is a singer, songwriter, guitar player and member of the band Runaway June. She decided to forego a career in professional to pursue a career in country music. She is the granddaughter of John Wayne.
Bill Engvall, one of the country’s top comedians and Grammy-nominated artist, and John O’Hurley, award-winning actor and best known as “J. Peterman” on the #1 syndicated show in the world, hosted the 2017 Ace Shootout. Funds raised at the event helped save the lives of millions of kids treated at CMN Hospitals.
Steve Young is a 3x Super Bowl Champion, Super Bowl XXIX MVP and Pro Football Hall of Famer. He was named NFL MVP twice in his career. Today he is an NFL analyst for ESPN.
Richard Karn is an actor and game show host, best known for his role as Al Borland in the hit sitcom “Home Improvement.” He hosted “Family Feud” from 2002-2006. He also hosted Bingo America on the Game Show Network.
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity’s Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children’s hospitals need community support, identify your member hospital and learn how you can Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are, at CMNHospitals.org and facebook.com/CMNHospitals.
Roxie Schopp is a cancer survivor and the 2017 Ace All-Star.
At the age of 3 Roxie was diagnosed with high-risk neuroblastoma, a very aggressive and deadly cancer. The survival rate for this type of cancer is only 30 percent.
Thanks to a team of dedicated doctors and nurses at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, Roxie is now a healthy third grader who enjoys reading, cooking, soccer and playing the violin.
Donations from Ace Hardware and other CMN Hospitals partners were critical in getting Roxie the care she needed to win her battle with cancer.
For more than 90 years, Ace Hardware has been known as the place with the helpful hardware folks in thousands of neighborhoods across America, providing customers with a more personal kind of helpful. In 2016, Ace ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Home Improvement Retail Stores, Ten Years in a Row,” according to J.D. Power. With more than 4,900 hardware stores locally owned and operated across the globe, Ace is the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the world. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Ill., Ace and its subsidiaries currently operate 14 distribution centers in the U.S. and also have distribution capabilities in Shanghai, China; Panama City, Panama; and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Its retailers’ stores are located in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and approximately 60 countries. For more information on Ace, visit acehardware.com.
As the official charitable division of Ace Hardware Corporation, the Ace Hardware Foundation helps enhance the vision of being the “Helpful Place” in local communities across the country and around the globe through charitable giving. The Ace Foundation provides support and philanthropic opportunities to its consumers, retail store owners, vendors and team members to give back to local communities through fundraising efforts for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and American Red Cross Disaster Relief.
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