31st Annual Evangelical Golf Classic Raises Funds For Lifesaving Services

August 15, 2017

Evangelical Community Hospital hosted its 31st Golf Classic on Friday, August 11, 2017, at the Susquehanna Valley Country Club. The event was a great success, with nearly 200 golfers raising over $39,000 after expenses for Pre-Hospital Services. Awards were given to the top three teams in the morning and afternoon flights.

Held annually, the Golf Classic raises funds for life-sustaining 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.

In 2016, Pre-Hospital Services answered over 11,000 calls with 50 percent of those being medical emergencies, 40 percent being trauma, and 10 percent classified as other. The calls included medical emergencies such as stroke and heart attack, trauma incidents from motor vehicle accidents, falls, assaults and sports injuries, miscellaneous injuries such as animal bites, drowning, and electrocutions, drug overdoses, and stand-by incidents such as fires and law enforcement requests where injuries may occur during response.

Evangelical’s Pre-Hospital Services covers territories in Lewisburg, Watsontown, Mifflinburg, White Deer Township, Milton, Middleburg, and New Columbia and the surrounding areas.

Nick Klose, Director of Pre-Hospital Services said, “To be part of an organization that supports lifesaving care and is willing to grow the Pre-Hospital Services program through equipment, technology, and training is an honor and our staff feel proud to be able to be there in a person’s greatest time of need.

This year’s golf event raised funds through registration and featured on-the-course contests and sponsorships from individuals and businesses.

Morning winners were: 1st flight – Wood-Mode, Griffith Development, and Keystone Communications, with 2nd flight winners being the Shuck foursome, Furmano Foods, and the Gilfert/Hoeger foursome. Afternoon winners were: 1st flight – Selinsgrove Ford, Purdy Insurance, and Villager Realty, with 2nd flight winners being Zartman Construction, Allstate Insurance, and Weis Markets.
Mike Sgriccia and Gale Reish got closest to the pin, Judy Robinson and Ryan Stroble were closest to the line, Lee Zimmerman, Valerie Roberts, William Anderson, and Kendra Aucker had the longest drive, and Bill Robinson and Ted Yeager won the putting contest.

Quandel Construction Group, Inc., served as the main sponsor of this year’s Golf Classic.

“Over the years, this annual event has raised nearly $959,000 to support Evangelical’s Pre-Hospital Services department. 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’s about providing necessary funds to support lifesaving services,” said Donna Schuck, Associate Vice President/Chief Development Officer at Evangelical.

Anyone wishing to make a donation to Evangelical Community Hospital’s vital programs should call the Development Office at 570-522-2685 or visit www.evanhospital.com/support.

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