Charity golf event canceled after Petrino's downfall

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — A charity golf tournament that bears the name of fired Arkansas football coach Bobby Petrino will be canceled.

Arkansas Children's Hospital Foundation officials announced Tuesday that after consulting with the Petrino family, foundation officials decided to cancel the June 18 event, which was intended to benefit Arkansas Children's Hospital.

Officials said Petrino apologized for any inconvenience the cancellation may cause.

Arkansas Children's Hospital and the foundation thanked the Petrino family for their personal support. Petrino and his wife, Becky, donated $250,000 to Arkansas Children's Hospital in September and pledged to help the hospital raise money.

Petrino was fired last week for failing to disclose his relationship with a female staffer who was hired four days before the April 1 motorcycle accident that led to his downfall.

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