MRH Foundation golf tournament sells out, raises more than $13K for medical office building
Under a clear blue sky and temperatures rising above 90 degrees, more than 100 golfers teed off in the Memorial Regional Health Foundation’s 19th annual golf tournament Friday.
1st place: Mary Hammond, Kristine Cooper, Shandy Deakins and Vicki Mims
2nd place: Brett Etzler, Joe Belcher, Matt Meisengeier, Bennie Brackett
3rd place: Jason Huey, Sean Conley, Chris Lueddeke, Derrick Webb
1st place: Joe Padon, Brady Virden, Shane Camilletti, Sandy Camilletti
2nd place: Derek Duran, Ryan Duran, Glen Gutenberg, Gary Tueters
3rd place: Brent Cook, Brooke Hahn, Connor Etzler, Keenan Bruchez
Special Contest Winners
Closest to the pin: Sherri Appold and Don Jones
Straightest drive: Adam West
During a summer when other golf tournaments have seen a decline in participation, this year’s MRH Foundation tournament was sold out with 28 teams and 112 golfers participating.
“We’ve always had overwhelming support,” said Memorial Regional Health Foundation Director Eva Peroulis. “There’s a lot of tradition around this tournament and we work hard to keep it affordable. It’s also typically a really fun tournament with a lot of the same local faces year after year.”
The Foundation’s fundraising goal is $10,000, which they typically exceed, according to Peroulis, who has been at the helm of the Foundation since 2006.
“This year, I think we’ll hit $12,000,” Peroulis said.
By the end of the tournament, Peroulis reported that the foundation raised a record $13,887.
Proceeds from this year’s tournament are earmarked for the new infusion area that will be located inside of the MRH Medical Office Building slated to open in late September.