CHATHAM, ON (Wednesday, August 17, 2016): On Friday, August 12, 2016, the Foundation of Chatham-Kent Health Alliance (CKHA) hosted its 11th Annual Pro/Am Golf Tournament. This year’s tournament saw over 120 golfers and 30 club professionals from across Southwestern Ontario enjoy a day of golf at Maple City Country Club in support of the Foundation of CKHA’s $6.9 million CKHA Diagnostic Imaging Equipment Renewal Campaign. Early estimates are indicating that more than $43,000 was raised last Friday.

As one of the Foundation of CKHA’s signature events, the 11th Annual Pro/Am, held at Maple City Country Club, featured 18 holes of golf, games of skill, an elegant cocktail reception and a fabulous dinner with a silent auction featuring two WestJet tickets for flights anywhere in Canada, Beer for a Year from Cameron’s Brewery, a Retro Suites Hotel Package and a Caesar’s Windsor Package, among several others.

“Thanks to the hard work and dedication of our volunteers, donors, supporters and staff, our 11th Annual Pro/Am Golf Tournament was once again a tremendous success, raising much needed funds for the CKHA DI Equipment Renewal Campaign,” says Michele Grzebien-Huckson, Executive Director, Foundation of CKHA. “Your generosity has helped to bring us one step closer to bringing new state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging equipment to our local hospitals – and for that, we are very grateful.”

Thank You…

The Foundation of CKHA would like to thank this year’s Pro/Am Organizing Committee, led by Ric Haynes; our Platinum Sponsor – TekSavvy; our Gold Sponsors – CIBC Commercial Banking, Family Lending.ca., Honeywell, Precise Parklink, Schinkels’ Gourmet Meats, Scotiabank, and Union Gas; our Silver Sponsors – CF Industries, Entegrus, Tatro Trucks and Westhoek Construction; our Bronze Sponsors – AgnewPeckham, Campbell Toyota, Junctura Group, Medavie EMS Ontario, Progressive Waste Solutions, James D. Wickett and Winmar; and our ‘Hole-in-One’ Sponsors – Banks Auto Brokerage and Ross Insurance Brokers.

We would also like to thank our Media Sponsors – Blackburn Radio Inc. and 99.1 CKXS FM as well as 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 CKHA Diagnostic Imaging Equipment Renewal Campaign

As part of the Foundation of CKHA’s directive to raise funds to support CKHA’s Highest Priority Needs, the $6.9 million CKHA Diagnostic Imaging Equipment Renewal Campaign was launched in late 2014 to support CKHA in the purchase of new equipment for the Diagnostic Imaging Department.

This new diagnostic imaging equipment will serve almost every program offered at CKHA and is key for diagnoses in a multitude of cases, including heart, stroke, cancer, orthopedics, rehabilitation, obstetrics and gynecology.

To date, more than $4 million has been raised for this important campaign.

 About the Foundation of CKHA

The Foundation of Chatham-Kent Health Alliance (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 $40 million.

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For more information, contact:
Barbara Noorenberghe, Development Officer

Foundation of CKHA

bnoorenberghe@ckha.on.ca or 519.436.2538

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Pictured (left to right): Foundation of CKHA supporters, Don Marentette; Joel Rose; Bert Rose,; Rene Sauve and Rod Stahlbrand participate in the Foundation of CKHA’s 11th Annual Pro/Am Golf Tournament on Friday, August 12, 2016, at Maple City Country Club. During the formal reception, this talented group was named the 2016 Pro/Am Golf Tournament Champions

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Pictured (left to right): Mike Goodwin, Entegrus Inc.; Tony Lauc, WINMAR; Lindsey Edmunds, Nike Canada; Michele Grzebien-Huckson, Executive Director, Foundation of CKHA; and Dave Hummell pose for a picture at the Foundation of CKHA’s 11th Annual Pro/Am Golf Tournament on Friday, August 12, 2016,  at Maple City Country Club.