Give Blood Play Hockey Tournament founder Mary Quayle and founding board member Julie Ruff were recent recipients of a coveted CHOC Children’s Charley Award as the Give Blood Play Hockey tournament was recognized as the CHOC Circle of Friends’ 2013 Volunteer Organization of the Year.
The Give Blood Play Hockey tournament was nominated for and won one of the seven awards presented at the mid-April gala, which was held at the Ritz-Carlton in Dana Point.
The Charley Award is named in honor of Charley Hester, a dedicated philanthropist who served on various boards of directors at CHOC from 1976-94.
“In February, the new wing of the hospital was dedicated and opened its doors to the first patients on the oncology floor,” Quayle said. “It was beyond our wildest dreams to see our hard work come to fruition.”