Through the Advantage St. Jude delivered by FedEx Ball Kid Program, 88 ball kids from the Memphis Open presented by ServiceMaster raised a total of $26,989 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. In a wonderful surprise on Saturday, FedEx announced that they would match the amount raised by the ball kids, bringing the total donation to St. Jude up to $53,978.
The ball kids have done a remarkable job with special mention of Joshua Beer, a former patient at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, for raising the most at $7,398. Joshua, along with Kayla Klasmer, will be given a trip to New York City to ball kid at the BNP Paribas Showdown at Madison Square Garden on March 6th.
Wiley Barron and Joseph Haynes, who raised the second and third highest amounts, respectively, have won trips to be ball kids at the BB&T Atlanta Open, July 22-30.
Thanks to FedEx for their generous contribution and to everyone involved in this difference-making program!