The 7th annual Slice Fore Life Golf Benefit held Saturday at the Imperial Country Club helped put the Chase County Hospital Foundation past its goal of raising $25,000 in order to meet the $25,000 challenge grant offered by BWTelcom.
“We had a good day for golf and great support,” said Randy Vlasin, Executive Director of the CCH Hospital Foundation.
He went on to say, “With the generosity of our business sponsors, individuals golfing and support for the silent auction, we will net over $10,000 which puts us past the goal for matching the challenge grant.
The CCH Foundation received some major help in achieving this goal from the Imperial Community Foundation which provided $15,000 towards the match. The Imperial Rotary Club earned an additional $3,900 with the Hospi-Riety Show on June 13. Another $1,200 in private donations also came in earmarked for the matching grant.
The total to date with the golf equals $30,100. These funds will be applied towards purchase of scope equipment for the surgical department at the hospital.
“We are very grateful for the outstanding support we received in such a short time. It really was overwhelming and appreciated,” said Vlasin.
Enders Lake Golf Course fielded the winning team for the third year in a row. The team of Matt Klima, Joe Humphreys, Doug Carman and Eric Moreland finished the day two strokes ahead of the second team in the championship flight with a score of 57 after 18 holes.
Of special note, Enders Lake Golf Course donated the team’s winnings back to the Chase County Hospital Foundation, marking the third year that the team has donated its winnings.
Second place was captured by the McNair Agency team of Sam McNair, Alex McNair, Eric Exum and Kelly Clevenger with a score of 59.
Rounding out the championship flight was Frenchman Valley Coop with Doug Ohlson, Keri Ohlson, Gene Golding and Ty Garrett. The team shot a 61.
In the first flight, first place was captured by Imperial Country Ford with a score of 63. Team members included Dan and Theresa Russell, Dan Fulton and Emma Fulton.
Second place went to the combined team of the Pinnacle Bank of Imperial and Radiology Services of North Platte. Golfing for Pinnacle were Josh Sexson and Adam Pelster. Clark Diffendaffer and Ladd Lake represented Radiology Services. The team scored a 64.
Third place in this flight was split with a tie between Frenchman Valley Coop 2 and the Lori Sis Team, both with a 66. The FVC 2 team included Chris Lee, Leann Weiss, Garrett Paisley and Cliff Church. Golfing for the Sis team were Lori Sis, Linsey Greibel, Cody Jantz and Lou Visser.
The second flight was won by Adams Bank and Trust with a score of 70. Golfing for Adams were John and Angie Paisley and Ben and Lindsey Brophy.
Second place with a score of 71 went to the Good Times Team of Danny Wieser, Chad Waterman, Donnell Roell and Tony Jones.
Rounding out third place was The Beverage Barn team of Adam Vlasin, Brian Strand, Tyler Vlasin and Tyler Gipe with a 73.
This year’s event featured a new addition for fun and to raise extra money for a good cause.
On hole number four, longest on the Imperial course, men could tee off from the women’s box by paying $10 and donning a decorated woman’s bra.
“The men were good sports about it and we collected an extra $450. This money will go to the Cancer Walk Fund to aid area residents who are fighting cancer,” said Vlasin.
A total of 18 teams played in the benefit which began in 2008 as a fundraiser for the Chase County Hospital Foundation.
Vlasin also recognized those responsible for the success of this event.
“On behalf of the Chase County Hospital Foundation, I would like to extend my sincere thanks to all of our sponsors, golfers, auction item donors and those bidders at the auction for their great support.” He thanked Mary Wilson, Imperial Country Club board and staff, along with Broken Arrow Cellars and the Steve and Deborah Schilke family for their work and contribution to this activity. He also thanked the Hospital Foundation board members and staff from Chase County Community Hospital and Clinics who worked to make this a successful event.