The 22nd Charity Golf Classic was held June 15 at York Lake Golf Course in Yorkton and was a huge success with golfers and sponsors raising $55,620 to buy medical equipment for the regional hospital in Yorkton. This year the proceeds will assist the purchase of new diagnostic equipment for the Yorkton Regional Hospital and for education programs with Suncrest College.
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 more than $1.5 miilion worth of equipment in 22 years.
“Last year was our first at York Lake, and they did such great job making us feel welcome, that we wanted to be there again this year. The 12-hole format works very well for a charity scramble," 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. That was a big part of the appeal when we started this tournament, and it is still the case today," said Kris Sapara, Co-Chair of The Health Foundation. “Healthcare is a good cause, because eventually everyone will use the healthcare system, and when we need it we want good facilities and equipment.”
"The business community provides great support for the Charity Golf Classic, providing sponsorship and prizes. We are also very grateful to our volunteers; we had 15 volunteers out during the day of the tournament to make sure everything ran smoothly," he added.
The top three fundraisers this year were:
The Health Foundation extends a very sincere thank you to each and every golfer for their efforts to raise funds to improve healthcare in our communities.
Top fundraisers Randy Prokopchuk, Steve Procyshen and Cristal Ockochinski.