Parkview Wabash Foundation’s 20th Annual Golf Classic raises over $20,000 to support prenatal care
Support was in full swing with generosity from sponsors, volunteers and golfers on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at the Parkview Wabash Foundation's 20th annual Golf Classic at the Honeywell Golf Course in Wabash. The event was a success, raising over $20,000 to benefit local prenatal care for mothers in Wabash County.
Presented by Hagerman Construction, proceeds from this year's Golf Classic will remain in Wabash County to help provide important resources to mothers for prenatal care. In order to care for the next generation, Parkview Health and the Foundation work to inspire the health of our community today with education, prevention and treatment programs to address safe sleep methods, breast feeding guidance and peer support, as well as issues such as Shaken Baby Syndrome.
"The heart and health of our children starts with the ability to provide excellent healthcare to them and the village who is raising them," said Ashli Pershing, BSN, RN, CLC, birth planner and lactation consultant, Parkview Wabash Hospital. "The incredible generosity provided through the Golf Classic will allow Parkview Wabash Hospital to provide this care to our mothers, their children, and the rest of our 'village' by dedicating resources to prenatal education for all, an up-to-date Family Birthing Center to birth our babies and primary healthcare for our moms and babies who are close to home."
Beth Squires Stein, director, Parkview Wabash Foundation, organized the annual fundraising event, which involved 41 foursome teams and more than 35 hospital co-workers and community members who volunteered their time and efforts to make the event a success.
“The generosity of this community is outstanding! The success of this golf event is an example of the unending ability of our friends and neighbors to give and care for others,” said Stein. “Inspired by you, the Foundation will continue to work hard to raise money to improve the health and wellbeing of the area.”
In the AM Flight, Heartland REMC’s Robert Pearson, Jarrod McKee, Roger Cromer, and Frank DeSantis won first place with Jeff Montgomery, Jack Dannis, Seth Weaver, and Michael Lyons of Parkview Physicians Group Podiatry as the AM Flight second place winners.
The PM Flight first place winners were Jeff Carmichael, Josh Carmichael, Casey Masek, and Mike Tibbets from Office Concepts and JM Reynolds Oil team as the runner up for second place PM Flight - Chris Reynolds, Ron Reynolds, Mike Cornwell, and Randy Brown.
Longest Drive winner for men was won by Jarrod McKee in both the AM and PM Flight and Michelle Bates (AM Flight) and Katie Smith (PM Flight) for women’s Longest Drive. As for the Longest Putt contest - Pat Mitchell won the AM Flight for men and Roger Cromer for the PM Flight with Michelle Bates as the winner of the women’s Longest Putt.
Winners of the Closest to the Pin contest on hole 3 were Jarrod McKee (AM Flight) and Chad McWhirt (PM Flight). Other course skill prizes went to Frank DeSantis, Kyle Felton, Scott Wolfe, and Jarrod McKee in the Putting Contest sponsored by Autumn Ridge.
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* If bad weather, including lightening, forces the golf course to close, the outing will be canceled. The outing will not be rescheduled and no refunds will be issued.