Guthrie Golf for Hospice raises more than $38,000

SAYRE – Guthrie’s 11th annual Golf for Guthrie Hospice, held at The Club at Shepard Hills in June raised more than $38,000 for Guthrie Hospice.

“I’m very appreciative of the support that is shown for this tournament and Guthrie Hospice. It’s amazing the number of businesses and golfers who come out each year to support this event. On behalf of the committee, I express our sincere appreciation to everyone involved,” said Tim Clark, tournament committee chair.

Many local and regional businesses as well as individuals support the tournament at various levels. Williams Auto Group was once again the title sponsor and Keck’s Food Service Inc. was the banquet sponsor, as they have been since inception. Tioga Downs Casino, Racing and Entertainment joined the tournament as the registration sponsor for this year.

More than 150 sponsors and donors and 38 foursomes contributed to this year’s event.

In addition to the first place honors going to the Hampton Inn Sayre Team of Jim Briggs, Pat Orlandi, Bob Fuller and Todd VanDuzer; awards also were given out for the following:

Second place: John H. Murray and Son – Peter Baird, Dave Coldiron, Bernie Duggan and Rich Pascuzzo.

Third place: Gannon Associates – Steve Sumner, Mark Gannon, Doug Brown and Ted Darrow.

Middle place: Ed Jones Team – Edward Jones, Matt Kemp, Greg Soehner and Steve Betza.

Last place: Airgas East – Dennis Titsworth, John Vanluyk, Matt Clark and Jay Novotny.

Closest to the Pin No. 11 – Jerry Arnold and Staci Covey.

Closest to the Pin No. 7 – Bill Woods and Patty Chamberlain.

Closest to the Line No. 8 – Jeff Garnsey.

To help raise additional funds, a live auction was held in which the following items were auctioned off: Joe DiMaggio autographed Yankee Legends framed poster; Reagan Steele Jewelers Swiss quartz watch; Teledair home security system; and a Porter’s Concrete Service gift certificate.

The Golf for Guthrie Hospice tournament committee thanks all of the sponsors, donors and volunteers who contributed to the tournament.

Guthrie Hospice provides end of life services for patients and their families throughout the region as well as bereavement services in the community. Services are provided to all who request them, regardless of their ability to pay.

The mission of the tournament is to raise funds for Guthrie Hospice to enhance and support hospice programs and services, as well as offset the expenses related to caring for indigent patients. The tournament has raised more than $320,000 since its inception in 2003.

Guthrie Health is a non-profit integrated health system located in northcentral Pennsylvania and upstate New York, serving patients from an 11-county service area.

Guthrie is comprised of a research institute, home care and hospice, hospitals in Sayre, Corning, N.Y.; and Troy, as well as a multi-specialty group practice of more than 260 physicians and 130 mid-level providers in a regional office network encompassing sub-specialty and primary care sites in 23 communities throughout Pennsylvania and New York.

Guthrie Health offers a wide range of services and programs designed to enhance the health and well-being of those it serves.