Golf Tournament April 30 to Benefit UAMS 12th Street Health & Wellness Center

By Ben Boulden

All net proceeds support the mission of the 12th Street Center. The tournament lunch will start at noon April 30 with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. The deadline to enter a team is April 15 and the deadline to sign-up for a sponsorship is April 1. For more information, contact the 12th Street Team at

Hole, par and birdie sponsorships, for $200, $300 and $500, respectively, pay for varying levels of name-recognition advertising at the tournament. One four-person team can register to play in the tournament for $400. An Eagle sponsorship of $800 entitles a sponsor to both name-recognition advertising at all levels and registration of a four-person team.

“We are happy that the golf tournament has become an annual event and the proceeds allow us to continue serving the health needs of the community,” said Lanita White, Pharm. D., director of the 12th Street Center. “Because physical activity is important to health and well-being this golf tournament is a perfect fit with the center’s mission of health and wellness.”

The first tournament was in April 2015.

The 12th Street Health & Wellness Center is a free community-based, interprofessional clinic run by students under supervision of faculty and other licensed volunteers. It provides students from the UAMS Colleges of Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Public Health and the Graduate School an avenue to learn about, from and with each other. The center focuses on education, prevention and management of chronic diseases such as hypertension and diabetes.  It also provides information about healthy living, preventive care, consultations and screenings for residents of the Little Rock Promise Neighborhood and surrounding areas.

UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; a hospital; a northwest Arkansas regional campus; a statewide network of regional centers; and seven institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, the Myeloma Institute, the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, the Psychiatric Research Institute, the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging and the Translational Research Institute. It is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has 2,890 students and 782 medical residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including about 1,000 physicians and other professionals who provide care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS regional centers throughout the state. Visit or