Evangelical Community Hospital: 36th annual golf classic raises nearly $50K for lifesaving services

LEWISBURG — Evangelical Community Hospital hosted its 36th Golf Classic at the Susquehanna Valley Country Club in Selinsgrove, according to a recent press release.

“The event was a great success with 190 golfers raising $49,885 for Evangelical Regional Mobile Medical Services,” the press release said.

Awards were given to the top three teams in the morning and afternoon flights.

Morning first flight winners were W&L Dealerships, SunStone Consulting and Bucknell University; second flight winners were Silvertip Inc., Apple/Community Giving Foundation foursome and Bingaman & Son Lumber Inc. Afternoon first flight winners were the twosome of Lloyd & Bloom, 3B Consultant Services Inc. and Mifflinburg Bank & Trust; second flight winners were the Zarick foursome, the Samuelson foursome, and Stahl Sheaffer Engineering LLC.

Held annually, Evangelical’s golf classic raises funds for life-sustaining treatments performed by trained paramedics and emergency medical technicians at the scene of an emergency. These emergency responders also provide vital patient information to Emergency Department personnel before the patient arrives at the hospital, according to the press release.

“Over its history, the golf classic has brought in-more than $1,189,855. We are extremely grateful to the sponsors, participants, and donors whose contributions make the tournament a great success; this event is about more than just a day on the golf course, it’s about providing necessary funds to support lifesaving services,” said Donna Schuck, associate vice president of Philanthropy and Donor Relations at Evangelical. “We’ve been truly grateful for the overwhelming support of this event and what’s it’s done to further advance the work of ERMMS.”

ERMMS staff answer over 13,000 calls per year with 50% of those being medical emergencies, 40% being trauma, and 10% classified as other, according to the press release. All ERMMS paramedics are nationally registered and cover territories in Hummels Wharf, Middleburg, Mifflinburg, Milton, New Columbia, Port Trevorton, Watsontown, White Deer Township and the surrounding areas.

This year’s golf event raised funds through registration, featured on-the-course specialty contests, and sponsorships from individuals and businesses.

Specialty contest winners were: Max Wrobel and Nate Luce got closest to the flag; Rachel Herb, Judi Karr, Tom Rambo, and Ed Piccolo got closest to the line; and Kelly Geise, Jennifer Wakeman, Dan Wirnsberger, and Nate Luce had the longest drive. Putting contest winners were Brad Lawton and Corey Naylor.

Cornerstone Independent Asset Management served as the main sponsor of this year’s golf classic.

Anyone wishing to donate to Evangelical Community Hospital’s vital programs should contact Philanthropy and Donor Relations at 570-522-2685 or visit www.evanhospital.com/support.


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