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28th Annual Mount Nittany Health Golf Classic brings in more than $167,000 for new cardiovascular pavilion

Aug
16
2018

2018 Golf Classic committee

The 28th Annual Mount Nittany Health Golf Classic, held Saturday, August 11, at the Penn State Golf Courses, netted a total of $167,082, with all proceeds supporting construction of the new cardiovascular pavilion at Mount Nittany Medical Center. In total, more than $2.3 million has been raised to help advance healthcare in the region since the Golf Classic’s inception in 1991.

Scheduled to open in fall 2019, the completed cardiovascular pavilion will enhance current capabilities and include two flex-designed labs that can be used for both cardiovascular and electrophysiology procedures. The cardiovascular pavilion will also include an electrocardiogram (EKG) exam room; four echocardiography/stress test exam rooms and eight prep/recovery bays, including three private bays. The space will also feature updated technology for the most sophisticated cardiac catheterization and electrophysiology imaging. The new construction will create an enhanced workflow of the space, allowing for a more efficient, private and comfortable patient experience.

According to Foundation staff who organized the event, 236 golfers teed off, and more than 120 volunteers assisted with coordination of the day.

A unique feature of the Golf Classic is the random drawing of one registered golfer for a grand prize of $12,000 or a 2018 Chevrolet Spark. Jeff Hollowood of Visions Benefits won the cash option, donating a portion back to The Foundation. The tournament also featured a 50/50 drawing, totaling $1,830, which was won by Bill Barnes. Additionally, this year’s Bidding for Good online auction brought in more than $31,000.

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:

  • First-place team gross score: Blue Course – Dean Johnston, Dick Stever, George McMurtry and Joe Battista
  • First-place team net score: Blue Course – Keith Driftmier, Pam Driftmier, Kelly Grimes and Felix Boake
  • First-place team gross score: White Course – Brian McWhirter, Duane Leitzell, Jon Corbin and Steve Schaaf
  • First-place team net score: White Course – Aaron Ehrensberger, Ed Washell, Larry Walker and Steve Moyer

Additionally, prizes were awarded for longest drive, straightest drive, closest to the pin and longest putt. Chuck Carroll and Carl Knowlton again provided photography for the event, and a number of additional photos can be viewed at foundation.mountnittany.org/golf-classic.

To learn more about the Golf Classic, visit foundation.mountnittany.org or call 814.234.6777.

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