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Charity Golf Classic raises $44,226 for medical equipment

This year the proceeds will assist the purchase of Digital Microscopy equipment for the lab.
Top 3 fundraisers 72
The top three fundraisers this year were: Randy Prokopchuk who raised $6,420, Steve Procyshen who raised $4,375; and David Dutcheshen who raised $4,300.

YORKTON - The 21th Charity Golf Classic was held June 9, at York Lake Golf Course in Yorkton and was a huge success with golfers and sponsors raising money to buy medical equipment for the regional hospital in Yorkton.

This year the proceeds will assist the purchase of Digital Microscopy equipment for the lab.

The tournament is able to raise significant funds because of golfers who collect pledges, and business sponsors who cover the tournament costs. The Charity Golf Classic has purchased $1,515,000 worth of equipment in 21 years.

“This was our first year at York Lake, and they did an awesome job; they treated us well and all the little touches to make us feel welcome. Our golfers enjoyed the 12-hole format,” said Ross Fisher, Executive Director of The Health Foundation. “The format makes it a slightly shorter day, but still enables everyone to have a great day socializing, participating in a great event and enjoy a day of golf.”

“We like how this tournament is run, the proceeds purchase medical equipment that will be used by people from throughout the health region, where many of our clients, customers and employees live” said Bruce Thurston, General Manager of Legacy Co-op. “Healthcare is a good cause, because eventually everyone will use the healthcare system, and when we need it we want good facilities and equipment. That’s why Legacy Co-op is a sponsor of this event, and why I personally golf in it.

The business community provides great support for the charity Golf Classic with 28 businesses providing sponsorship and many others providing prizes. We are also very grateful to our volunteers; we had 14 volunteers out during the day of the tournament to make sure everything ran smoothly.

The top three fundraisers this year were:

1. Randy Prokopchuk who raised $6,420;

2. Steve Procyshen who raised $4,375; and,

3. David Dutcheshen who raised $4,300.

The Health Foundation extends a very sincere thank you to each and every golfer for their tremendous efforts to raise funds to improve healthcare in our communities.

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