HCCH Foundation Golf Fundraiser Attracts Large Crowd


The Harrison County Community Hospital Foundation’s annual golf fundraiser on July 12 attracted 80 golfers, the largest number of participants in the event’s 11-year history.

Golfers from as far as the Kansas City area competed for $2,100 in cash prizes under sunny skies at the Bethany Country Club. 

Prizes were awarded to the top teams in three flights, but no one was able to claim the $25,000 hole-in-one prize on the course’s second hole.

A BTC Bank team made up of Jeff Donovan and Doug Wilson was the top finisher, with a score of 57. Jesse Bird and Chad Sullenger, another BTC Bank team, and Koltyn Smith and Cole Leazenby rounded out the top flight teams with scores of 61.

The hospital foundation’s volunteer board of directors, with assistance from hospital employee volunteers, hospital district board members and hospital auxiliary members, organized the golf tournament.

According to Tina Gillespie, the hospital’s chief executive officer, proceeds from this year’s golf tournament will be used to purchase new stress test equipment for the hospital’s busy outpatient cardiac clinic.

Since 2010 the Foundation has provided nearly $200,000 for the hospital to purchase several pieces of new equipment, two courtesy vans and images to decorate the hospital.

“We are immensely grateful to the golfers and generous sponsors who participated in this year’s event,” said Tim Hill, the hospital’s marketing director and tournament coordinator. “By supporting this annual fundraiser, individuals and businesses help enhance the medical services available for local patients.”

The HCCH Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that raises funds to support the hospital, provide scholarships and support community wellness initiatives.

In addition to the golf tournament, the foundation receives funds from memorial donations in memory of community members, tax-deducible donations from individuals or businesses and bequests that are part of individuals’ estate plans.

Pictured: Golfers at the second hole, which overlooks the Old City Lake at the Bethany Country Club.

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