Golfing for a good cause
© Darrell Cole - The Amherst News
Cumberland Health Care Foundation managing director Gwen Kerr talks with Highland Classic hole-in-one sponsors (from left) Adam Small of Archway Insurance, Stephen Fitzpatrick of Amherst Chrysler and Jude Cormier of Scotia Hyundai. Missing is Jeff Brennan from Fort Equipment.
AMHERST – Golfers will come together Friday to continue supporting health care in Cumberland County.
The Cumberland Health Care Foundation’s 18th Highland Classic is set for the Amherst Golf Club with 27 teams hitting the 18-hole course for a day of friendly competition.
“The general proceeds from the golf tournament specifically allow our board to direct funds where they are needed most,” foundation managing director Gwen Kerr said. “Monies raised are unrestricted in nature and enables us to more fully meet the needs of the hospital.”
Kerr said funds support programs such as the countywide hospital volunteer program that provides volunteers for areas such as public health, mental health and palliative care in addition to maintenance of the healing garden at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre.
More than $430,000 has been raised since the first golf tournament and this year’s goal is $30,000.
Last year, $29,651 was raised with the IMP Local 4883 team winning the Highland Cup, emblematic of the team with the best score at the end of the day.
As in other years, there are four major hole-in-one prizes valued at $30,000. Scotia Hyundai has a car as the prize for acing Hole Number 4 and Amherst Chrysler has a car for a hole-in-one on Number 15.
Archway Insurance has a $30,000 cash prize on Hole Number 9 and Fort Equipment has a Kubota tractor for acing Number 13.