The 8th Annual HSHS St. Anthony’s Foundation Golf Benefit, “Holes for Heart Care,” was held last month and raised $35,000 that will be used to purchase new equipment for the Hospital. Proceeds will allow the hospital to purchase an EMS CAREpoint Workstation, a console used to coordinate communication between land and air ambulances and medical teams. Any additional funds will go towards purchasing an AutoPulse Cardiac Support Pump/CPR Board. 128 golfers turned out for the event, with 141 sponsors/donors, and 48 volunteers.
“We are blessed to have the overwhelming support of our community to strengthen and grow our ministry of healing to those we serve. We are so pleased with the support given to this event, which permits the hospital to have advanced services and state-of the art equipment available to serve the individuals and families throughout our service area,” said Joe Fearday, Foundation Leadership Council Chairperson. “We are very grateful for our sponsors/donors, volunteers, and those individuals participating in many ways the day of the event. An idea which originally started as service project developed by Jonathan Kabbes as a way to “give back” to Effingham has now grown into a full scale community event.”
Awards were given out to participants for achievements such as longest drive, but ultimately the National Bank Team consisting of Matt Koester, Gary Greene, Chuck Schumacher, and Bob Huey won the day’s First Place award.
The annual golf outing evolved from an earlier event called “Golf for a Cure” that originated in 2009.