For Immediate Release
Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital triumphs again at Teeing Up Fore Health Care golf classic!
PICTON, June 17, 2019 – Supporters of the fifth annual Teeing Up Fore Health Care golf classic held on June 11 scored a hole-in-one by raising $33,298 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 sold out tournament toward the Hospital Foundation’s current campaign for medical equipment.
This year’s proceeds will purchase a defibrillator for our Emergency Department and one infusion pump for our Inpatient Unit. Defibrillators are devices that restore a normal heartbeat by sending an electric pulse or shock to the heart. An infusion pump is a medical device that delivers fluids, such as nutrients and medications, into a patient’s body in controlled amounts. Acquiring these two essential pieces of equipment will cost $29,000 and the Teeing Up Fore Health Care committee is pleased to announce the tournament exceeded goal and the remainder will support further medical equipment purchases at PECM Hospital.
Last year’s tournament in 2018 netted over $27,500 for a replacement ventilator. This year’s achievement brings the five-year total raised through RE/MAX’s efforts to just over $128,016 which will bring the mercury in the thermometer outside their Lake Street office to $246,298. RE/MAX has committed to raising $250,000 for medical equipment needs at our County Hospital. The representatives are confident they will reach this goal by the end of 2019 when they donate a portion of their year-end commissions to the Foundation.
A sold out tournament of 25 foursomes teed off under sunny 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 $33,298. This is truly outstanding. Kudos to all. Special thanks are extended to Wilkinson and Company Chartered Accountants and Tax Specialists who came in again as the title sponsor for the tournament for the fifth year in a row. Also chipping in their support as corporate sponsors were CIBC Mobile Mortgage Advisors, Market High Advertising, Herb and Kathy Pliwischkies, Port Picton Homes, Parkside Landscaping and Contracting, Wellings of Picton and Taskforce Engineering. As well, Jamie Yeo of Sobey’s in Picton sponsored the barbecue lunch while Huff Estates donated half of 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 = Gavin Vader Female = Sheri Thompson
Closest to the Pin:
Male = Bruce Reddick Female = Ann Wannamaker
Winning foursome: Hotch’s Auto Parts (Hotch Earl, Darryl DaSilva, Roger Chartrand and Joe Letersky) at 10 under par and RE/MAX Trenton (John Lewis, Greg Parker, Gino Leone and Dave Sutton) at 10 under par.
The live auction portion of the evening saw wonderful prizes donated by the Waring House, Brookstreet Hotel, Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment and tickets to Wimbledon 2020. The auction raised over $7,000.
“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 medical team treats more than 20,000 patients in our Emergency Department alone! The Foundation aims to partner with County businesses and others to help us meet the needs of our fundraising goals – bringing 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 Shannon Coull, executive director of the PECMH Foundation.
For more information about RE/MAX, to search home listings or find a sales representative in Prince Edward County, please visit http://www.remaxquinte.com/
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.
PHOTO from left: Hotch’s Auto Parts team of Darryl Dasilva, Roger Chartrand, Joe Letersky and Hotch Earl. Sean McKinney, broker of RE/MAX Quinte at centre. RE/MAX Trenton team of John Lewis, Gino Leone, Greg Parker and Dave Sutton. Both teams golfed at 10 under par.
Photo credit: Shannon Coull