Lacombe Hospital charity golf classic set to swing

For 24 years the Lacombe Hospital Charity Golf Classic has been raising funds for the local hospital

Enhancing care for patients and residents at the Lacombe Hospital and Care Centre will once again be the focal point of Lacombe’s longest running charity golf tournament, the Lacombe Hospital Charity Golf Classic.

For 24 years the Lacombe Hospital Charity Golf Classic has been raising funds for the local hospital, supporting patient care and comforts and providing funds for equipment enhancements. Through the combined efforts of golfers and numerous local sponsors, the Lacombe Hospital Charity Golf Classic has raised over $175,000 since 2010.

“Our mission is to support the enhancement of health care in the community,” said Lacombe Health Trust Board Chair Jim Dixon Jr. “Promoting this golf tournament is important to all of us at the Lacombe Health Trust and community partners.

“We are now sold out. The Lacombe Hospital Charity Golf Classic is the place to be not only for golf lovers but for anyone looking for an opportunity to have a fun experience while raising funds to enhance healthcare at our local hospital.”

The tournament has been well supported by local businesses and sponsors, including returning presenting sponsor BAMSS Contracting Inc.

“We’re delighted that BAMSS Contracting Inc. has agreed to team up with the tournament again this year,” said Dixon. “A great company choosing a great cause to do genuine good in our community is a win-win in the best sense of the term. We thank everyone at BAMSS for their support.”

Bob Hancik, president of BAMSS Contracting Inc. said the company was excited to be partnering with the Lacombe Health Trust given its importance to local healthcare and history of purchasing equipment for the Lacombe Hospital and Care Centre through funds raised at the golf tournament.

“BAMSS believes in giving back to the communities we work in and we are always looking for ways to contribute,” said Hancik. “Being able to partner with an organization like the Lacombe Health Trust to support the hospital is a perfect fit for us. We know the money raised will make a difference.”

The tournament will tee off June 10th at the Lacombe Golf and Country Club with support from other sponsors, including DB Bobcat, Autotech Collision and Frame, NOVA Chemicals, Denick Enterprises, Lacombe Dental Clinic, Stantec and Sunny 94.

A buffet breakfast at the course and registration will begin at 7 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Participants will be able to enter various competitions held in conjunction with the tournament for prizes, from the typical hole-in-one, longest drive and closest to the pin contest to the unique Survivor and Dorf Drive holes. Following the tournaments, there will be an awards ceremony and recognition banquet.

Sponsorship opportunities are available and donations are welcomed and appreciated.

Last year funds raised from the Golf Classic were used to purchase three new patient bath lifts for the hospital. This year’s proceeds will be used to initiate enhancements to improve patient flow through emergency.

Previous events have helped provide other enhancements to the site, including a fully automatic birthing bed, a new operating table and lights for the operating room, telemetry equipment, which allows staff in the emergency room and acute care unit to monitor vital signs and heart rhythms, a portable ultrasound machine for the emergency department, which enables quicker diagnosis of life-threatening traumas and conditions. It is also used by the pain management clinic to perform some spinal injections and fetal heart monitors.

For more information on the Lacombe Health Trust, visit www.lacombehealthtrust.com.

 

 

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