For Immediate Release
Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital triumphs again at SOLD OUT Teeing Up Fore Health Care golf classic!
PICTON, June 15, 2017 – Supporters of the third annual Teeing Up Fore Health Care golf classic held on June 13 scored a hole-in-one by raising $27,500 for the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation
Realtors at RE/MAX Quinte Ltd. in Prince Edward County teed up their support to improve the care patients receive at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital by directing the proceeds from the tournament toward the Hospital Foundation’s current PICTURE OF HEALTH Campaign for medical equipment, specifically for an upgrade to the telemetry (heart monitoring) unit used in the Emergency Department at PECMH at a cost of over $41,000.
Last year’s tournament in 2015 netted over $30,000 for a colonoscope at PECMH. This year’s achievement brings the three year total raised through RE/MAX’s efforts to just over $80,500, which will bring the mercury in the thermometer outside their Lake Street office to $197,500. RE/MAX has committed to raising $250,000 for medical equipment needs at our County Hospital.
Twenty-five foursomes teed off under sunny and cloudy skies to enjoy 18 holes on the picturesque and challenging course at the Picton Golf and Country Club, a Par 72 course.
“The Teeing Up Fore Health Care committee are very grateful for the tremendous support from the community To achieve a net of $27,500 is truly outstanding. Kudos to all. Special thanks are extended to Wilkinson and Company Chartered Accountants and Tax Specialists who came in as the title sponsor for the tournament for the third year. Also returning to chip in their support as corporate sponsors were CIBC Mobile Mortgage Advisors, Market High Advertising, Parkside Landscaping and Contracting and Wellings of Picton. New corporate sponsors this year included Taskforce Engineering. As well, Jamie Yeo of Sobey’s in Picton sponsored the barbecue lunch while Huff Estates donated the wine for the take away bags. Again, we were blessed with approximately 40 local businesses who came on board as hole sponsors, thus showing their support for PECMH.” said Briar Boyce, communications co-ordinator for the PECMH Foundation.
Picton Home Hardware and Building Centre donated the prizes for the hole activities and top foursome. The winners of the various activities throughout the day were as follows:
Longest Drive Competition:
Male = John Enright Jr. Female = Rachel Henry
Closest to the Pin:
Male = Wayne Close Female = Wendy Salt
Winning foursome: Sean McKinney, Joe Letersky, Bill Heron and Brad Whitteker at 12 under par.
The live auction portion of the evening saw wonderful prizes donated by the Waring House, Brookstreet Hotel, the Ottawa Red Blacks and Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment. The autographed hockey stick, donated by the Toronto Maple Leafs 2016/17 team was auctioned off to the tune of $1,050.
“The Foundation raises money in our community for the purchase of priority medical equipment needed for patient care at PECMH. Each year, our County hospital staff treats more than 18,000 in our Emergency Department alone! The Foundation’s goal is to build partnerships in the County with businesses and others who will work with us to meet the needs of our fundraising endeavours to bring state-of-the-art equipment to our hospital. We are proud of RE/MAX’s ongoing efforts to Tee Up Fore Health Care in support of our County hospital,” said Monica Alyea, chair of the PECMH Foundation.
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The Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation is a charitable organization whose mission is to raise money to advance health care for the people of Prince Edward County.