Proceeds benefit Cardiac Catheterization Lab renovations at Mount Nittany Medical Center
The 27th Annual Mount Nittany Health Golf Classic, held Saturday, August 12, at the Penn State Golf Courses, netted a record breaking $176,000, with all proceeds supporting an expansion to the Mount Nittany Medical Center cardiac catheterization lab. In total, more than $2.2 million has been raised to help advance healthcare in the region since the Golf Classic’s inception in 1991.
The fully accredited cardiac catheterization lab is used during an emergency to intervene when a patient is having a heart attack; it can also be used to identify and correct other health conditions of the heart. The renovations will include a new catheterization table with an imaging system and an advanced patient monitoring system.
“We are so thankful for the support that continues to make this a premier tournament in our community and supports so many of the quality services that Mount Nittany Health provides for this region,” said Matt Hardy, executive director, Mount Nittany Health Foundation.
According to Foundation staff who organized the event, 240 golfers teed off, and more than 120 volunteers assisted with coordination of the day.
A unique feature of Mount Nittany Medical Center’s Golf Classic is the random drawing of one registered golfer for a grand prize of $12,000 or a 2017 Chevrolet Spark. Kay Kustanbauter won the option during this year’s drawing. The tournament also featured a 50/50 drawing totaling $1,710, and a Jamaican trip raffle for a seven-day vacation to a luxury villa on Jamaica’s south coast. The winner of both was Dr. Raymond Nungesser. The Bidding for Good online auction also brought in record numbers, totaling just under $30,000.
Team prizes for each flight were awarded to the top 16 teams placing 1-4 in both net and gross scores. The four first-place teams on the Blue Course and White Course were:
Additionally, prizes were awarded for longest drive, straightest drive, closest to the pin, and longest putt. Chuck Carroll again provided photography for the event, and a number of additional photos can be viewed on the Golf Classic 2017 photo page.
Proceeds from this year's Golf Classic will again benefit Mount Nittany Health's Cardiac Catheterization Lab which has seen steady growth since it first opened in April 2000. Since then, the Cath Lab has performed more than 5,950 diagnostic catheterizations and 2,400 cardiac interventions, including 780 on patients experiencing a life-threatening event requiring immediate treatment. Additions to the lab will include a new cath table with imaging system and an advanced patient monitoring system, improving the patient experience.
Shown above is the 2017 Golf Classic Committee. Chuck Carroll Photography captured last year's event photographing all the foursomes and volunteers and all photos are available for viewing by visiting Chuck Carroll Photography. A special thanks to Carl Knowlton who assisted in photography capturing the white course's foursomes.