32nd Annual Evangelical Golf Classic Raises Funds For Lifesaving Services

August 14, 2018

Evangelical Community Hospital hosted its 32nd Golf Classic on Friday, August 10, 2018, at the Susquehanna Valley Country Club. The event was a great success, with 206 golfers raising over $38,900 after expenses for Pre-Hospital Services. Awards were given to the top three teams in the morning and afternoon flights.

Morning winners were: first flight - Wood-Mode, Balfurd Linen Service, and Providence Engineering Corp, with second flight winners being The Pepsi Beverages Company, Quandel Construction Group Team 1, and Silvertip. Afternoon winners were: first flight – Mifflinburg Bank and Trust, VNA Health System Team 1, and The Daily Item, with second flight winners being Selinsgrove Ford, the Woodcock-Gilfert foursome, and Zartman Construction.

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.

Last year Pre-Hospital Services answered over 12,000 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, “For our team 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.”

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

Matt Schumacher and Gary Wolfe got closest to the pin; Jeff Ryan was closest to the line; Will Stroup, Shawn Felty, Valerie Roberts, and Anne Gilfert had the longest drive; and Craig Lloyd and Gene Zartman 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 over $997,000 to support Evangelical’s Pre-Hospital Services department,” said Donna Schuck, Associate Vice President/Chief Development Officer at Evangelical. “We are extremely grateful to the sponsors, participants, and donors whose contributions make the tournament a great success. While this day is fun for our golfers, that is secondary to the fact that funds from this event support lifesaving services to our neighbors and friends in their greatest time of need,” 

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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