LEWISBURG — The Evangelical Community Hospital held its 36th golf classic at the Susquehanna Valley Country Club in Selinsgrove, according to a recent press release.
“The event was a great success with 190 golfers raising $49,885 for Evangelical Regional Mobile Medical Services,” says the press release.
Awards were presented to the top three teams in the morning and afternoon flights.
The winners of the first morning flight were W&L Dealerships, SunStone Consulting and Bucknell University; the winners of the second flight were Silvertip Inc., the Apple/Community Giving Foundation quartet and Bingaman & Son Lumber Inc. The winners of the first afternoon flight were the duo Lloyd & Bloom, 3B Consultant Services Inc. and Mifflinburg Bank &Trust; the winners of the second flight were the Zarick Quartet, the Samuelson Quartet and Stahl Sheaffer Engineering LLC.
Held annually, Evangelical’s Golf Classic raises money for lifesaving treatments performed by trained paramedics and emergency medical technicians at the scene of an emergency. These emergency responders also provide vital patient information to emergency department personnel before the patient arrives at the hospital, according to the press release.
“Over its history, the Golf Classic has grossed over $1,189,855. We are extremely grateful to the sponsors, participants and donors whose contributions make the tournament a great success; this event is about more than just a day on the golf course, it is about providing the funds needed to support lifesaving services,” said Donna Schuck, associate vice president of philanthropy and donor relations at Evangelical. “We were truly grateful for the overwhelming support for this event and what it did to advance the work of ERMMS.”
ERMMS staff respond to more than 13,000 calls a year, 50% of which are medical emergencies, 40% trauma and 10% classified as other, according to the press release. All ERMMS paramedics are nationally registered and cover the territories of Hummels Wharf, Middleburg, Mifflinburg, Milton, New Columbia, Port Trevorton, Watsontown, White Deer Township and surrounding areas.
This year’s golf event raised funds through registration, specialty on-course contests and sponsorships from individuals and corporations.
The winners of the specialty competition were: Max Wrobel and Nate Luce came closest to the flag; Rachel Herb, Judi Karr, Tom Rambo and Ed Piccolo closed in on the line; and Kelly Geise, Jennifer Wakeman, Dan Wirnsberger and Nate Luce had the longest drive. The winners of the putting contest were Brad Lawton and Corey Naylor.
Cornerstone Independent Asset Management was the title sponsor of this year’s golf classic.
Anyone wishing to donate to the vital programs of Evangelical Community Hospital should contact Philanthropy and Donor Relations at 570-522-2685 or visit www.evanhospital.com/support.