Charity Golf Classic

Tournament raises $66,147 for medical equipment

The 19th Annual Charity Golf Classic held at Deer Park Golf Course in Yorkton on June 7, 2018 was a huge success with golfers and sponsors raising money to buy medical equipment for five facilities in the region. The tournament is able to raise funds because of golfers who collect pledges, and business sponsors who cover the tournament costs. 

“Our presenting sponsors who did a great job organizing the tournament this year,” said Ross Fisher. “The Presenting Sponsors each donate $3,000 and also help organize the Charity Golf Classic.” The presenting sponsors are Mosaic Potash Esterhazy, SaskTel, Louis Dreyfus Company and the Credit Unions of East Central Saskatchewan. 

“We like how this tournament is run, with the proceeds going to medical facilities throughout the health region, where many of our clients, customers and employees live” said Robyn Pflanzer of Cornerstone Credit Union. “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 with 48 businesses providing sponsorship. Sponsorship covers the cost of the tournament so that 100% of the funds raised by golfers can be used to buy medical equipment. 

The top three fundraisers this year were: 

  • Gene Krepakevich who raised $8,250 (in photo, receiving his prize from Shelia Johnson of the organizing committee);
  • Kris Sapara who raised $7,150;
  • Ken Chyz who raised $5,320.

The top fundraising team was Gene Krepakevich, Ken Chyz, Bruce Hansen and Bill Prybylski, who raised $14,780. 

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. 

The members of the organizing committee are: Ross Fisher of The Health Foundation, chair; Sheila Johnson of SaskTel; Robyn Pflanzer and Renee Ismond of Cornerstone Credit Union, Brandy Mitschke of Louis Dreyfus Company and Keri Zawada of the Saskatchewan Health Authority.