Sayre, PA – Guthrie's 9th Annual Golf for Guthrie Hospice was held at The Club at Shepard Hills on June 24. This year was another successful event, raising $32,329 for Guthrie Hospice.
Many local and regional businesses as well as individuals supported this tournament at various levels. Williams Auto Group was once again the title sponsor and Keck's Food Service, Inc. was the Awards Luncheon Sponsor as they have been since the event's inception.
Guthrie Hospice offers 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 been successful in raising over $252,000 since its beginning in 2003.
More than 200 sponsors and donors and 36 foursomes contributed to this year's event. In addition to the 1st place honors going to the “Staci Covey Team” – Staci Covey, Steve Covey, Chris Covey, and Fred Ripka, Jr., awards were also given out for the following:
2nd Place: Matco Electric – Bruce Graves, Kevin Elliot, Mike Berry, Skip Duff
3rd Place: Welliver – Rusty Smith, Scott Welliver, Dave Sanders, Jack Benjamin
Middle Place: Ed Jones Team – Ed Jones, Dave Rosenbloom, Greg Soehner, Jay Blood
Last Place – Valley Veterans #1 – Marvin Stiger, Thomas Miller, Brian Simonovich, Joe Robins
Closest to the Pin #16 – Jim Briggs
Closest to the Pin #7 – Lou Corl and Staci Covey
Closest to the Line #17 – Phil Beard and Randy Strait (tied)
Putting contests, hole-in-ones, 50/50 drawings, special raffles, and skins were also offered during the tournament. To help raise additional funds, a live auction was held in which the following items were auctioned off: Golf package including a bag, putter, umbrella, towel, visor, and shoe brush; a Quartz Swiss watch; a 1-hour reception for 10 people at Hill Top Inn; an autographed Roy Halladay print and game day picture; an autographed Roy Halladay baseball; and an autographed Jose Contreras baseball.
The Golf for Guthrie Hospice tournament committee thanks all of the sponsors, donors, and volunteers who contributed to this year's tournament.