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Klinger's golf tournament benefits Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

By Kevin Fitzsimmons, Web Producer
Published On: Oct 09 2012 03:44:30 PM CDT
Updated On: Oct 09 2012 05:16:56 PM CDT

Golfers from Berks County took a successful swing at raising money for The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

LOWER ALSACE TWP., Pa. -

Golfers from Berks County took a successful swing at raising money for The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

The folks from Klinger's on Carsonia in Lower Alsace Township hosted a golf benefit in September, and Tuesday, the restaurant presented a check to CHOP for $5,600.

The event was done in honor of Nicholas Klinger. He passed away at the age of five after getting care from the hospital for about two years.

"It's just so touching to the heart knowing that so many people care, and not just about our child, but, kids should not have to go through this. It's just a horrible disease," said Marlin Klinger.

Organizers said they plan to make the golf benefit an annual event.