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Farm Credit Donates Grizzlies’ Championship Ring to Benefit Valley Children’s Healthcare


Each year, Madera-based Valley Children’s Healthcare holds several events to raise money to help Valley families receive top-quality medical care regardless of their ability to pay. This year, a lucky auction winner at the 2nd annual Kids, Cowboys and Clays fundraiser was able to take home an authentic Fresno Grizzlies Triple-A championship ring valued at $3,000, courtesy of Farm Credit West and the Farm Credit Alliance.

“More than 1.3 million children live in Valley Children’s service area from Modesto to Bakersfield and the system treats about 125,000 patients a year,” said Leili Ghazi, president of Farm Credit System member CoBank’s Western Region Agribusiness Banking Group. “These children are the future of the Valley and of Valley farming, and Farm Credit is pleased to be able to help this great organization continue and grow its mission.”

“This has quickly turned into a major fundraising event and is a great time for everyone attending,” said Elizabeth Hermann, development assistant for the Valley Children’s Healthcare Foundation, which raises money to allow the healthcare system to treat all children in need.

Farm Credit received the 2015 championship ring from the Grizzlies for being a corporate partner of the team since 2014.