Proceeds raised toward the planned Healing Garden
at Mount Nittany Medical Center
The 24th Annual Mount Nittany Medical Center Golf Classic was held on Saturday, August 16 at Penn State Golf Courses. More than $1,960,256 has been raised to help advance healthcare in the region since the Golf Classic's inception 24 years ago. This year's tournament raised $146,000 for the planned Healing Garden at Mount Nittany Medical Center scheduled to break ground this year. The lead gift for this unique healing feature was provided by Dr. Richard and Nancy Dixon.
The Healing Garden will be located contiguous to the Lance and Ellen Shaner Cancer Pavilion, and accessible via the main lobby of the Medical Center, or via the Shaner Cancer Pavilion. The design has been led by Derek Kalp, RLA, with input from Penn State Master Gardeners, horticuluralists, arborists, and physicians.
It is hoped that the Healing Garden will provide stress relief for patients, families and physicians and staff, while offering a quiet and beautiful space for the community, as well.
Golfers enjoyed a round of golf; on-course food station, courtesy of Rotelli; a boxed lunch, courtesy of Subway, post-play reception and awards dinner, sponsored by C.A. Curtze; commemorative gift sponsored by Rex Energy; and in-cart refreshments and snacks, courtesy of Bittner Vending, Pepsi and Roaring Spring Bottling.
A unique feature of Mount Nittany Medical Center's Golf Classic is the random drawing of one registered golfer for a grand prize of $10,000 or a Chevrolet Cruze car. John Cook from Huntingdon was the grand prize winner and chose the cash prize. Team prizes for each flight were awarded to the 16 winning teams placing 1st - 4th in both net and gross scores on each course. Winners are posted on the 2014 Winners page.
The 25th Annual Mount Nittany Medical Center Golf Classic is scheduled for Saturday, August 15, 2015, at the Penn State Golf Courses.
Registration opens at 9:30 a.m.
Shotgun start at 11:00 a.m.
All golfers are welcome. Scramble format.