Proceeds benefit Cardiac Catheterization Lab renovations at Mount Nittany Medical Center
The 26th Annual Mount Nittany Medical Center Golf Classic was held on Saturday, August 13, 2016 at the Penn State Golf Courses. The Golf Classic Committee has committed three years to raise funds for the Cardiac Catheterization Lab renovations at Mount Nittany Medical Center and raised $147,000. Over $2.1 million has been raised to help advance healthcare in the region since the Golf Classic's inception 26 years ago.
The Cardiac Catheterization Lab at Mount Nittany Medical Center, which has seen steady growth since it first opened in April 2000. Since then, the Cath Lab has performed more than 4,280 diagnostic catheterizations and 2,000 cardiac interventions, including 423 on patients experiencing a life-threatening event requiring immediate treatment. A much-needed renovation to the lab will include a new cath table with imaging system and an advanced patient monitoring system, improving the patient experience.
Golfers enjoyed a round of golf, a boxed lunch, courtesy of Bonfatto's, post-play reception and awards dinner, sponsored by Curtze Food Service; commemorative gift sponsored by Mount Nittany Physician Group; and in-cart refreshments and snacks, courtesy of Bittner Vending, Pepsi and Roaring Spring Bottling.
Chuck Carroll Photography captured the day photographing all the foursomes and volunteers and photos can be viewed by visiting Chuck Carroll Photography. A special thanks to Carl Knowlton who assisted in photography capturing the white course's foursomes.
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 Subaru Impreza car. This year's winner was Aaron Roan, DMD who chose the car.
The event hosted an online auction through Bidding for Good and raised $17,800.
Additionally, the golf committee hosted a 50/50 raffle. This year's winner was Lynnae Knapp who won $1,645.