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Wichita, KS:  KU Wichita Pediatrics and Professional Engineering Consultants are Wichita Open Ambassadors.

Professional Engineering Consultants (PEC) applies scientific principles to make things work. They communicate those principles in a way that promotes understanding and consensus to maximize opportunities. Founded in 1965 as one of the first full-service consulting firms in the region, PEC’s knowledge is the cumulative effect of over 50 years of experience. They offer comprehensive services conveniently located in one firm, an efficiency that translates into time and cost savings. These services include design for mechanical, electrical, structural, transportation, municipal services, planning and water/wastewater. PEC Field Services offers survey, geotechnical, inspection and materials testing.

“PEC is excited to be an ambassador for a great event that showcases Wichita to the world of golf and gives back to our community at the same time”, Rod Young PEC President and CEO, said.

The Department of Pediatrics (KU Wichita Pediatrics) at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita is a non-profit team of academic healthcare providers dedicated to collaborative work to continually improve the quality of life for Kansas children and families. KU Wichita Pediatrics partners with many teams in Wichita, including Wesley Children’s Hospital, Via Christi Health and Children’s Mercy Hospital Wichita. It employs and/or provides an academic anchor for more than 100 physicians, providing medical and surgical care to children in 25 specialties, some of which are singular in our state. The KU Wichita Pediatrics faculty and staff provide pediatric education to area medical students and pediatricians-in-training and 70 percent of graduating pediatricians serve in Kansas. Through research and innovation, KU Wichita Pediatrics is dedicated to the future health and success of one of our state’s most precious resources, children and their families.

The KU School of Medicine-Wichita, a full, four-year campus adheres to the mission of educating tomorrow’s physicians and health care leaders through community partnership, improving the health of Kansans. As a community-based university, it has a reputation for providing medical students with incredible hands-on learning opportunities thanks to more than 1,100 paid and volunteer faculty inside three partner hospitals (Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center, Via Christi Health and Wesley Medical Center) as well as in doctors’ offices and clinics across the state.

 “The Wichita Open feels like a natural partnership for our department due to our alignment in the goal of supporting Wichita children,” said Brian Pate, M.D., chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the KU School of Medicine-Wichita. “We are proud to partner with this singular Wichita event and support the tournament’s continued contributions to Wichita families and businesses.”

 “We welcome KU Wichita Pediatrics and Professional Engineering Consultants to our group of ambassadors and appreciate their commitment to the Wichita Open and the City of Wichita”, Roy Turner, Tournament Director said

 The Wichita Open Ambassador program encourages and provides a way for its members to get involved by:

  • Raising Charitable Donations for Local and National Organizations
  • Improving the Overall Quality and Success of the Event
  • Stabilizing the Tournament’s Future

The 2018 event will be held at its reigning home for the last 17 years—Crestview Country Club—from June 14 to June 24, with competition rounds from the 21st to the 24th.   Since the inception of the Wichita Open Ambassadors, $850,000 has been raised for local charities.