(EFFINGHAM, IL) – The HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital Foundation invites you to be a part of their 9th Annual Golf Benefit on Friday, July 21 at the Effingham Country Club.  The theme for this year’s event is “Keeping Our Community in Rhythm with ‘Holes for Heart Care.’”  This promises to be a day of exciting activities, and outstanding golf.
               
Registration begins at 10 a.m., with lunch being served from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m.  New this year is a Putting Contest that will be held from 10:30-11:45 a.m.  The noon Tee-Off begins the four-person scramble which consists of thirty-two teams of four players. 
 
Special features this year include:

  • Putting Contest before Tee-Off: The winner will receive $500 in gift cards. 

  • Closest to the Pin Contest: This will be held on the front and back nines, with the winners receiving a one-week resort stay or a five-day, four-night cruise.

  • $1 Million Hole-in-One Challenge: This $1 Million Hole-in-One Challenge, in conjunction with “Perfect Golf Event,” will be held once all the golfers have completed play.  The post-event reception will be on the clubhouse patio overlooking the 18th green. Six registered golfers will be chosen by raffle drawing to participate in the Hole-in-One Challenge and take one Tee to Green 150-yard shot on the 18th hole.  A Hole-in-One wins $1 Million. Multiple Hole-in-Ones will split the winnings. 

 
Michael Wall, St. Anthony’s Director of Philanthropy, shared the very special history of the Golf Event. “In 2009, Jonathan Kabbes organized the First Annual ‘Golf for a Cure’ to benefit St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital.  Jonathan wanted to do something to help fight cancer in his community,” he explained.  “For two years he volunteered his time to organize the ‘Golf for a Cure.’  He has teamed with the hospital to host the Golf Benefit, which last year netted over $35,600,” Wall said.  “The Foundation has been honored to partner with Jonathan over the past seven years to continue to host a successful fundraiser that impacts our ministry of healing.”

Proceeds from previous Golf Benefits have supported the Hope & Healing Imaging Department campaign, the Maternity Unit Renovation project, Hospice, and Emergent Cardiac Care.  Proceeds from this year’s Golf Benefit will support the hospital’s Cardiac Catheterization Lab and additional advanced cardiac services in partnership with the Prairie Heart Institute at St. Anthony’s.  The Prairie Heart Institute at St. Anthony’s combines advanced technology and innovative treatment with a caring tradition, to provide quality health care close to home.  Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death in the United States.  St. Anthony’s continues to educate and reach out to the community about the importance of early identification – the sooner heart issues are identified, the better.  Items to be purchased from funds raised through the Golf Benefit include a Dicom Printer to show patients images of their arteries both before and after the procedure, a SCIFIT PRO2 Total Body Exerciser for post-cardiac or procedure rehabilitation, and, as funds permit, a SonoSite SII Ultrasound System.
 
Register your team today for the Foundation’s “Holes for Heart Care” Golf Benefit.  There are a variety of sponsorships opportunities available with many levels to choose from.  The HSHS St. Anthony’s Foundation expresses its thanks to Air Evac Lifeteam and Midland States Bank for their “Listen to your Heart” event sponsorship. 
 
If you are interested in participating, volunteering, becoming a Golf Benefit Sponsor or purchasing a Raffle Ticket to support “Holes for Heart Care” and the HSHS St. Anthony’s Foundation, contact Michael Wall, Director of Philanthropy, at (217) 347-1854 or email him at michael.wall@hshs.org. 

Media Contact

Brad Ochiltree

Manager, Marketing & Communications
HSHS Illinois
Office: (217) 464-1161
bradley.ochiltree@hshs.org

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