The Celebrating Health Care Golf Tournament got underway August 20, and what a day it was!
Under what can be termed almost perfect weather conditions, 76 golfers challenged the beautiful Copper Point Ridge Course to raise funds towards the purchase of a new fetal monitor for the Invermere District Hospital Pediatrics Unit.
Dario Cescon, Kootenay Savings’ Vice-President of Marketing couldn’t have summed it up better.
“What a remarkable day when you can combine fantastic weather, an amazing golf course, fun and friendship and have an opportunity to raise funds for the Invermere Hospital,” he said.
“Kootenay Savings is extremely proud to be the title sponsor of the Celebrating Health Care Golf Tournament and we look forward to returning again next year.”
East Kootenay Foundation for Health Executive Director Donna Grainger also adds, “In a year where the economy continues to challenge many individuals, businesses, and golf tournaments too, the spirit of community continues to shine through as demonstrated by the number of sponsors that stepped forward to join in the fundraising goal for this annual tournament.
“Combine that spirit with the help from volunteers from Kootenay Savings (Invermere and Radium branches), the Windermere Health Care Auxiliary, the Copper Point Golf Course and the golfers, support for health care in the Columbia Valley has benefitted greatly.”
The organizing committee of the 2011 Celebrating Health Care Golf Tournament sincerely thanks all those who supported this year’s event through hole-in one, closest to the pin, hole and cart sponsorships, prizes for the silent auction and several financial donations.
In total, the event raised $18,728 for health care in our area.
The end result after a great day of golf is the confirmation of a fetal monitor for the pediatric unit arriving at the Invermere Hospital in the very near future.
Special to The Valley Echo