2016 Wilson Health Golf Classic Raises Over $45,000

On July 11, the Shelby Oaks Golf Club in Sidney was the site for the 22nd annual Wilson Health Foundation Golf Classic. Golfers came from all over the region to play golf and help contribute to the Wilson Health Foundation general endowment fund. This fund provides perpetual support to Wilson Health and helps acquire advanced medical equipment and technology and fulfill other health needs identified in the community. This year’s event raised over $45,000. Since inception, total funds raised are now $869,678.

A total of 142 golfers were registered to play in the event corporately supported by three Titanium sponsors:  Advanced Composites; Honda of America Manufacturing, Inc.; and NKTelco.  The event attracted a total of 54 sponsors.

Buckeye Ford Lincoln of Sidney sponsored a hole-in-one prize for a two-year lease on a 2016 F150 Truck that went unclaimed. 

Bonnie Faulkner, executive director, Wilson Health Foundation, welcomed and thanked everyone for their support of Wilson Health and the golf outing event. “I would like thank all of our sponsors of this year’s golf classic and would like to recognize the following four corporate sponsors:   Advanced Composites, Ferguson Construction, Keybridge Medical Revenue Care, and Ruese Insurance. These four sponsors have supported this event since inception. Thank you for all you have done for Wilson Health. Your support has directly contributed to the quality healthcare provided in Shelby County and surrounding communities,” added Faulkner.    

Faulkner introduced Mark Dooley, Wilson Health’s President and CEO, who expressed his thanks and appreciation to all participants and sponsors as well as those who worked and volunteered their time behind the scenes to contribute to the event’s success. 

Dooley went on to offer his comments on the value of Wilson Health’s independence as a free-standing hospital governed by a local Board of Trustees. “It is community support like we are experiencing today that will continue to progress Wilson Health forward in support of our mission to improve the health of our community,” he said. “Over the past few years we have implemented change in some key areas of the Wilson Health organization. All of these changes are to benefit our patients and meet the ongoing health needs of our community. I hope to be standing here at this time next year to share some more exciting news,” he added.

Kettering Anesthesia Associates, Inc. sponsored brunch served prior to the 11:00 shotgun start.  Beverages and snacks on each Par 3 hole were provided by Orthopedic Associates of SW Ohio.  Slagle Mechanical sponsored the north course green fees. Plastipak Packaging donated bottled water for the outing.  Dinner was underwritten by NKTelco and was offered at the end of play and catered by The Spot Restaurant.

Cart sponsors included: Al’s Pizza; Flinn Veterinary Clinic; Hartland; Dr. Barbara Hill; KTH Parts, Inc.; and Ratermann Custom Home Builders.

Dr. Ken Bosslet was the winner of the closest-to-the-pin prize and a one-week stay in a Westin Resort villa at Hilton Head courtesy of the Wilson Health Foundation. 

The putting contest sponsored by the Wilson Health Foundation awarded two cash prizes.  First place was $200 and went to Brian Garver and the $100 second place prize went to Josh Ross.

Overall first place winners of the event included: the Advanced Composites team of Keniji Shite, Brian Deal, Scott Swick, Jody Collier.  Second place winners were the Ferguson Construction team of Mick Given, Doug Fortkamp, Jason Stiver, and Russ Mead.  Third place winners were the Sodexho CTM team of Steve Brabbin, Dave Cox, Adam Hemker, and Brady Schroeder.

All golfers received various gift items and door prizes. Outstanding proximity prizes and those for longest putts and longest drives were awarded to 27 golfers.  Donors of these prizes included CDW Healthcare; Shelby Oaks Golf Club, Wilson Health Imaging, Francis-Schulze Company; Sheraton Suites Columbus, Allison’s Custom Jewelry; Elsass, Wallace,  Evans, Schnelle & Co.; Northwestern Mutual; Creative Marketing Strategies; Lochard, Inc.; Arrowhead Golf Club; Wilson Health Occupational Health; Emerson Climate Technologies; Hampton Inn Sidney; Primary EyeCare Associates; Toledo Mud Hens; Faulkner, Garmhausen, Keister, & Shenk; Pete DeLuke & Associates; Buckeye Ford Lincoln ; Wilson Health Foundation; Shelby Oaks Golf Club; Area Energy & Electric; CAPA; and Sollmann Electric.

Next year’s outing is scheduled for Monday, July 10, 2017 at Shelby Oaks.  To be added to the mailing list, call 937-498-5540.