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30th Annual Mount Nittany Health Golf Classic brings in more than $123,000 for COVID-19 Response Fund


The 30th Annual Mount Nittany Health Golf Classic was held Saturday, August 8, at the Penn State Golf Courses. A total of 124 safely hit the links during the socially-distanced event, raising just over $123,000. Proceeds will support the Mount Nittany Health COVID-19 Response Fund and other areas of the health system. The Response Fund is used for patient care, including testing, medication, medical supplies and staff support.

Having raised more than $2.8 million since its inception in 1991, the Golf Classic supports critical programs and equipment purchases at Mount Nittany Medical Center, benefiting patients across the region.

“A sincere thank you to all those who came together to support Mount Nittany Health during this unprecedented time in our community and around the world,” said Simon Corby, executive director, Mount Nittany Health Foundation. “As we continue to work together to protect our patients and community, we are grateful to know we can count on you to champion the health system in its efforts to provide the quality, compassionate care on which you, our neighbors, have come to rely.”

This year’s Bidding for Good online auction brought in a total of $2,756.

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 – Brian Massimilla, John Massimilla, Don Clapper and Scott Orndorff
  • First-place team net score: Blue Course – Keith Driftmier, Pam Driftmier, Kelly Driftmier and Willy Melendez
  • First-place team gross score: White Course – John Buckwalter, Aaron Ehrensberger, Mark Sapko and Matt Trego
  • First-place team net score: White Course – Paul Silvis, Tom Gravine, Mike Silvis and Bret Thelen

Special thanks go to this year’s event sponsors, including gift sponsor, Alexander – A Butz Family Company; breakfast sponsor, Kathleen Rhine; lunch sponsor, Curtzee Food Service; diamond sponsor, First National Bank; platinum sponsor, Balfurd Dry Cleaners; pavilion sponsor, USI; beverage carts sponsor, Friedman Real Estate Group; and prize sponsor, Russell Investments.

To learn more about Mount Nittany Health Foundation, visit or call 814.234.6777.

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