MedWest Health System presents MedWest-Harris and MedWest-Swain Foundation Chaplaincy Golf Tournament May 12 to support chaplaincy programs
Sylva and Bryson City, N.C. – MedWest Health System is presenting the MedWest-Harris and MedWest-Swain Foundation Chaplaincy Golf Tournament on May 12th at Smoky Mountain Country Club in Whittier to support the hospitals’ chaplaincy programs and the spiritual care provided to patients, families and hospital staff.
The fundraiser tournament at the club at 1300 Conleys Creek Road in Whittier is a four-man captain’s choice. Registration is from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. A barbecue lunch will be served at 1:30 p.m. The tournament includes hole-in-one prizes, goody bags and a putting contest for a golf membership.
Individual player tickets are $100 each. Sponsorships include Corporate Sponsor for $600, a Team Sponsor for $400, a Hole Sponsor for $150 and a Tee Sponsor for $100.
“A chaplain is available to provide a spiritual presence and support for patients and families throughout the hospital stay,” said Heather Baker, chair of the MedWest-Harris and MedWest-Swain Foundation. “Proceeds from this event help provide spiritual and emotional support 24 hours a day.”
“Community support enables us to provide a caring, spiritual presence to patients, and serve as a liaison between the hospital and local churches,” said Ron Allen, director of the Chaplaincy program at MedWest.
To register for or for more information about the MedWest-Harris and MedWest-Swain Foundation Chaplaincy Golf Tournament, call Foundation Assistant Linda Claus at (828) 631-8924 or visit www.medwesthealth.org.
The MedWest-Harris and MedWest-Swain Foundation was created to ensure quality healthcare for people in Western North Carolina now and in the future. The Foundation endowment is a permanent fund that grows from tax-deductible gifts and earnings. Funds are used for community programs like the hospitals’ chaplaincy program, as well for state-of- the-art medical equipment, staff development, and new and innovative health services.