Hospital Golf Tournament Raises Funds for New Van


Fifty-eight golfers enjoyed a day of golf at the Bethany Country Club on July 14 while also raising funds to help purchase a new wheelchair-accessible van for Harrison County Community Hospital.

The HCCH Foundation’s ninth charity golf tournament raised more than $20,000 to help purchase a van to transport patients to medical appointments, according to Tim Hill, a member of the Foundation board and the event’s coordinator.

A new Ford Transit equipped with a wheelchair lift will replace the hospital’s 15-year-old van that has needed frequent repairs, according to Tina Gillespie, the hospital’s CEO.

The Foundation has been raising money for the new van for two years.

“Thanks to fundraisers such as the annual golf outing and donations from generous companies, organizations and individuals who want to support their community hospital, the Foundation has provided more than $150,000 to purchase equipment and other items for the hospital since 2010,” Gillespie said.

Local golfers along with teams from Kansas City and St. Joseph enjoyed a sunny day with an afternoon high in the 80s.

Winners in the top flight were Jeff Donovan and Doug Wilson, a BTC Bank team; Mike Littrell and Scott Taylor, Bethany Building Center’s team; and Dustin Nail and Toby Puffer, Nail Excavating’s team.

The HCCH Foundation is a nonprofit organization governed by an unpaid board of directors.

Board members are Steve Long, chair; Gary Hatten, vice chair; Sheila Robertson, treasurer; Tim Hill, secretary; Tina Gillespie, ex-officio; Regina Knott; Bruce McCall and Tom Pettijohn.

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