CHATHAM, ON (Wednesday, August 20, 2014): On Friday, August 15, 2014, the Foundation of Chatham-Kent Health Alliance (CKHA) hosted its 9th Annual Pro/Am Golf Tournament. This year’s tournament saw over 128 golfers and 32 club professionals, from across Southwestern Ontario, enjoy a day of golf at Maple City Country Club in support of the Foundation of CKHA’s upcoming Diagnostic Imaging Equipment Renewal Campaign, set to launch this Fall. Early estimates are indicating that more than $40,000 was raised on Friday.

As one of the Foundation of CKHA’s signature events, the 9th Annual Pro/Am, held at Maple City Country Club, featured 18 holes of golf, ‘putting’, ‘Hole-in-One’ and ‘closest-to-the-pin’ contests, an elegant cocktail reception and a fabulous dinner and live auction featuring a Collingwood Golf Getaway, a private Windsor Spitfires Viewing Box Package, a KWV® Wine and Fridge Package and a professionally catered dinner party, among several others.

“Thanks to the hard work and dedication of our volunteers, donors, supporters and staff, our 9th Annual Pro/Am Golf Tournament was once again a tremendous success, raising much needed funds for CKHA’s most urgent capital equipment needs,” says Michele Grzebien-Huckson, Executive Director, Foundation of CKHA. “A sincere thank you to all who were involved in last Friday’s tournament – we are looking forward to hosting you again in 2015!”

The Foundation of CKHA would like to thank this year’s Pro/Am Organizing Committee, led by Ric Haynes; our Platinum Sponsor – FamilyLending.ca; Gold Sponsors – CF Industries, CIBC, Honeywell, McKesson Canada, Precise ParkLink, Scotiabank, and Union Gas; our Silver Sponsors – Greenshield, Hospitality Network, JMHI Insurance Group, Remax, South Kent Wind and Tatro; our Bronze Sponsors – Campbell Toyota; Entegrus Inc., KelGor, MC Business Solutions, Medavie EMS Ontario, Rondeau Capital Inc., Tek Savvy and Winmar; and our ‘Hole-in-One’ Sponsor – Banks Auto Brokerage. We would also like to thank our Media Sponsors – Blackburn Radio Inc. and 99.1 CKXS FM – and the many individuals and organizations who provided us with in-kind donations for the live and silent auctions, door prizes and boodle bags.

About the Foundation of Chatham-Kent Health Alliance

The Foundation of CKHA was established in 1998 to enhance the quality of healthcare available to the citizens of Chatham-Kent by raising funds and providing other resources to support CKHA. It accomplishes this through annual campaigns, capital and endowment campaigns, memorial giving, special events and planned giving. To date, the Foundation of CKHA has raised over $37 million.

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For more information, contact:
Barbara Noorenberghe, Development Officer – Special Events

Foundation of CKHA

bnoorenberghe@ckha.on.ca or 519.436.2538