The Ninth Annual O’Connor Hospital Golf Invitational Raises $46,000

O'Connor Hospital

October 15, 2015

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Low Net Winners: James Krebser, Jennifer Ruchar, James MacIntyre, and Courtney Decker.

The Ninth Annual O’Connor Hospital Golf Invitational took place on Wednesday, September 23 , 2015, at The College Golf Course at Delhi, the area’s premier 18-hole public golf course. The commitment and generosity of Invitational sponsors, golfers and guests enabled Bassett Healthcare Network O’Connor Hospital to raise $46,000. New proceeds will benefit the hospital’s expansion of primary care and the hospital annual fund.

Representing O’Connor Hospital Dr. Carlton Rule, CEO, said “we are most grateful to the new and returning event sponsors and golfers who make the annual tournament a success. Their support for O’Connor Hospital ensures quality healthcare for our community”.

Arriving at The College Golf Course, each golfer received a bag filled with golf-related items, a bagged lunch, and golf long sleeve shirts. . Following a light breakfast, golfers teed up to play 18 holes. Later, golfers were joined by guests in The College Golf Courses’ Café on the Green restaurant for the awards presentation, which included a cocktail reception and buffet.

Prizes awarded to the top eight Low-Net and top three Low- Gross teams, with top prizes awarded to Courtney Decker, Jim McIntyre, Jim Krebser, and Jen Ruchar. These first-place winners in the Low-Net team category won a Nike Method Putter and dozen golf balls. The second –place team included Mark Archibald, John Adams, Barbara Scherer, and Robert Vasisko who received FootJoy Contour shoes. Third net winners were Charlie Beveridge, Chris Mead, Rob Anderson, and Ed Dension each receiving gift certificates at the Dave Arehart Pro Shop.

In the Low-Gross team category, representing New York Central Mutual (Bud Brassett, Robert Snyder, Peter Sluiter, and Matthew Sluiter) won first place and brought home gift certificates to the Dave Arehart Pro Shop. The second-place team included James Peters, Robin Peters, Leonard Govern, and Stephen Cembrinski) each receiving Nike Therma-fits. Third place team representing Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care (Mark DeMellier, Bob Escher, Bill Park, and Kim Vanwoert) each receiving a foursome certificate at the Delhi College Golf Course.

O’Connor Hospital thanks the following corporate sponsors, new and returning, for their commitment to accessible, high quality health care: The Delaware National Bank of Delhi, tournament sponsor; Morris Switzer-Environments for Health, course sponsor; Saputo, awards reception sponsor; Clark Companies, lunch hosts; Northeast Fabricators, gift bag sponsor; Plumbers and Pipefitters, Local 112, beverage cart sponsor; Bassett Medical Center, scoreboard sponsor; and Matco Electric, bag drop sponsor.

Additional sponsors are: Cooperstown Medical Transport and Kiwanis Club of Delhi, snack station sponsors; and Delhi Telephone Company, Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care, Halliday Financial, Audi Oneonta, and Eastman Associates, golf cart sponsors; NYCM Insurance, 19th Hole sponsor; Allison Oil, Inc., Men’s Longest Drive sponsor; A.O. Fox Hospital, Women’s Longest Drive sponsor; Robert O. Mable Agency, Inc., Men’s Closest-to-the-Pin sponsor; Delhi Women’s Club, Women’s Closest-to–the-Pin sponsor; C.E. Kiff Fuels and Service, County Tire and Area Sewage Disposal, Men’s Straightest Drive Contest sponsor; Dubben Brothers, Women’s Straightest Drive Contest, and Curtis Lumber, All Closest-to-pin sponsor.

Hole sponsors include: Delaware Bulldozing Corporation, Ray’s Fine Wine and Spirits, Relph Benefit Advisors, and MedSPAR LLC, LifeNet, exclusive hole sponsors; Beveridge’s Plumbing, Heating and AC, Anderson Painting, Sluiter Agency, Inc., Coldwell Banker Timberland Properties, Cobleskill Regional Hospital, Persun and Hamlin, P.C., Eighmey Construction, Sweet Ending Desserts, Thuillez, Ford, Gold, Butler, and Monroe, LLP, LeChase Construction Services, and Sidney Federal Credit Union, supporting hole sponsors; Brynwood Golf & Country Club, of Delhi and Margaretville Telephone Company are Friends of O’Connor Hospital.

In-kind support has been received from: The College Golf Course at Delhi, O’Connor Hospital Eye Wear Center, The Cardio Club and Dance Studio, Dave Arehart Pro-Shop, The College Association at Delhi (CADI) and Northern Eagle Beverages.

Lastly, O’Connor Hospital extends a thank you to returning Hole-In-One sponsors Delhi Motors, Inc. and Country Club Automotive. O’Connor Hospital is fortunate to have the continued support of the 2015 Invitational Committee that includes: Rosanne Aikens, Dave Arehart, Amy Beveridge, Macy Davis, Polly Della Crosse, Connie Finkle, Michael Howard, Dennis Marsh, Ed McGrath, Deb Neale, Denise Pinter, Kathy Scribani, and Pam Vogt.

The Tenth Annual O’Connor Hospital Golf Invitational will be held on Wednesday, September21, 2016. Information about this and other sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting O’Connor Hospital’s Fund Development office at 607-746-0331 or 607-746-0363.

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