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Annual Golf Tournament Benefits Patients, Families at Saint Francis

Nearly 170 golfers and 30 volunteers turned out for the 11th annual Ken Hayden Memorial Golf Tournament on May 19, raising more than $70,000 in support of patients and their families at Saint Francis Medical Center.

Since its inception in 2004, the Tournament, sponsored by The Friends of Saint Francis, has raised more than $526,000 to benefit patients throughout the region. Proceeds from this year’s tournament will support the Building on Excellence expansion and renovation project at Saint Francis. This project is the latest in a long line of worthy Saint Francis beneficiaries over the past 10 years, including: the Cancer Care Fund, Children’s Rooftop Garden, Parents With Hope, Continuing Care Clinic, Palliative Care, Fit Kids and the Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Family Room.

The winners of the morning championship flight were Bill Tegel, Jen Farnham, Austin Putty and Melinda Abner. Second place went to Dr. David Johnson, Flo Johnson, Mark Moore and Donna Wheeler. Third place winners were Mark Cicero, Alex Mating and Mike Bull.

The winners of the afternoon championship flight were Ron Harris, Abby Butler, Russ Trudeau and Jen Hoff. Second place went to Steve Bjelich, Lisa Bjelich, Aaron Wright and Kathy Morris. Third place winners were Rick Hetzel, Vicki Long, Dr. Todd Lumsden and Janice Lumsden.

The Friends of Saint Francis assists Saint Francis Foundation in providing services and financial assistance to the Medical Center. Formally organized in 1975, The Friends offers unique fundraising events that have enabled it to donate nearly $2.7 million in support of the Medical Center. The Friends Board is composed of people from the community and employees who are committed to serving the Medical Center in an active way.

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The winners of the morning flight of the 11th annual Ken Hayden Memorial Golf Tournament are, from left, Bill Tegel, Melinda Abner, Jen Farnham and Austin Putty and. Nearly 170 golfers turned out in support of patients and their families at Saint Francis Medical Center.

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The winners of the afternoon flight of the 11th annual Ken Hayden Memorial Golf Tournament are, from left, Jen Hoff, Ron Harris, Russ Trudeau and Abby Butler. Nearly 170 golfers turned out in support of patients and their families at Saint Francis Medical Center.