Receptions for Research: The Greg Olsen Foundation

Greg Olsen presents MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital with $300K donation

Former Carolina Panthers’ tight end Greg Olsen presented the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital with a check for $300,000 on Monday.

The donation comes from the proceeds of the Kiawah Island Club’s First Annual HEARTest Yard Celebrity Classic, played at the Club’s Tom Fazio-designed River Course.

Greg and wife Kara founded the HEARTest Yard program in 2012 after their son T.J. was born with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. The program was created under the auspices of Atrium Health’s Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, NC.

The program was established to fill a great need for families of babies born with congenital heart disease. It provides healthcare support and a range of services to ease the family in the transition from hospital to home.

Although the program currently serves Charlotte, it’s hoping to expand to treat the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital community.