Parkview Noble Foundation's 16th annual Golf Classic was a Success!
Generosity was demonstrated on the green at the hands of volunteers, golfers, and sponsors of the 16th annual Parkview Noble Foundation Golf Classic, held June 8, 2017 at Cobblestone Golf Course, Kendallville. This year's event, presented by Dr. Jerry and Kara Warrener, had beautiful weather and raised over $30,000 to benefit local pediatric therapy treatment.
Proceeds from this year's Golf Classic will remain in Noble County and help provide important resources to support Parkview pediatric therapy patients. During the 2017 Parkview Noble Golf Classic, golfers were able to hear and learn about 10-year-old Addison Shepherd's story - a pediatric therapy patient of Parkview Noble for over six years. Addie has been given the opportunity to learn to walk, learn sign language, and work on mobile skills with the help of Parkview Noble therapy resources and people like GeOnna Decker; a Parkview Noble therapist that has worked with Addie since she was a few months old. These were milestones her parents thought they would never see their daughter experience.
"Parkview Therapy is an amazing place that has allowed Addie to maximize her potential. We are so grateful to everyone who has helped her along her journey," said Addie's mom, Jaren Shepherd, who was present at the outing.
With the help of their company, Shepherd's Family Auto Group, each donation at the Move-Up hole was matched 100% during Thursday's event to support Parkview pediatric therapy patients. Golfers had the opportunity to experience pediatric physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy at several holes on the course as they golfed.
Parkview Noble Foundation organized the annual fundraising event, which attracted 25 foursome teams. More than 40 hospital employees and community members volunteered to assist throughout the entire day from set-up to tear-down.
"We are thrilled with the support our Noble County partners and neighbors showed for our pediatric therapy patients," said Cathy Linsenmayer, Director of Parkview Noble Foundation. "Because of the community's generosity, more and more children and their families will have access to top-notch therapy methods they need, right here in Noble County."
In men's division play, Matthew Heller, Mark Englehart, Matt Englehart, and Sereke Eshepu took first place, and runner-up honors went to Jim Childers, Jerry Neal, Dick Moake, and Larry Adelman of PEP.
The ladies/mixed division was won by the Desper Team foursome of David Desper, Chris Desper, Julie Desper, and Amy DeWitt with the second place foursome of James Stapel, James Chapman, Janet Prendergast, and Gina Freer.
Scott James was the winner of the men's longest drive contest on the 18th hole. The ladies' winner in that competition was Janet Prendergast on hole 11.
Other course skills contest prizes went to Phil Munk and Anita Zollars for the men's and women's closet to the pin contest; and Jim Dazey, who had the longest putt on the 9th hole.
There was one skin, won by the Desper team, who donated their winnings back to the event.
Save the date on your calendar and join us for a fun, relaxing afternoon of golfing "fore" generosity. More information about this event will be coming soon!
We'd like to thank our 2017 sponsors:
* If bad weather forces the golf course to close, the outing will be canceled. Refunds for the golf portion of the registration fee will be provided only at the request of the participant. All other activities will be held on schedule.