America’s Favorite Tight-End Just Gave Atrium $2.5 Million For A New Pediatric Center


This week, the Levine Children’s Hospital announced a massive new $2.5 million gift to build a new pediatric cardiac center in Charlotte.

The gift was given by America’s favorite Tight End, Greg Olsen, who announced the gift following his organization’s HEARTest Yard Golf Tournament.

“While most know Greg Olsen as a Pro Bowl Tight End for the Carolina Panthers, we at Levine Children’s know him and his wife, Kara, as visionary leaders and champions in the fight against pediatric congenital heart disease,” said Stacy Nicholson, MD, president of Levine Children’s.

The Olsens initially started the HEARTest Yard Initiative in 2012 after their son TJ was diagnosed with a severe congenital heart defect.

According to the Atrium Health Foundation, the new ‘HEARTest Yard Pediatric Cardiac Center’ is now scheduled to open in late 2020 and will be housed in the Medical Center Plaza building adjacent to Levine Children’s Hospital. The building will be renovated over the next several years to accommodate an array specialty outpatient services offered by Levine Children’s.