Hospital Auxiliary’s 20th Annual Memorial Golf Tournament Raises Over $160,000
June 08, 2018
The Hermann Area District Hospital Auxiliary made a jaw-dropping announcement right before t-off at their 20th Annual Memorial Golf Tournament in memory of Dr. Workman, which was held on Friday, June 1st at Loutre Shore Country Club.
Within the first 19 years of holding the tournament, the Auxiliary had raised approximately $140,000. The Auxiliary had original hopes to bring the total to $150,000 in 2018. They were in for a big surprise!
After thanking everyone for the support of the event and of Hermann Hospital, the Auxiliary announced that they had raised over $160,000 for that one event (you read that right). With the $140,000 raised in the first 19 years, and the $160,000 raised in the 20th year, the grand total generated in the last 20 years amounted to over $300,000, an incredible feat! The $160,000 raised this year will greatly benefit the hospital. The Auxiliary has already moved forward with some of those funds by purchasing 6 new clinical recliners and 18 new wheelchairs for the hospital.
The event itself was a great day for all who participated, and a great honor to the late Dr. Workman who was a practicing physician in Hermann and who dedicated his life to the community and to his patients. Dr. Workman had been a strong supporter of Hermann Hospital, as well as of the Auxiliary’s annual Golf Tournament in which he participated and played golf in each year.
The turnout was high this year. There were a total of 29 teams signed up to play. The golfers all had a great day out on the course. There were also several who donated, including Sponsors, from Bronze to Platinum, as well as the support of Hole Sponsors, and those who provided donations for the Silent Auction, food, and beverages. Another unique addition was Special Guest, Will Witherspoon, retired Rams Football player, who played among the teams. He was available to sign autographs and get his picture taken, and also mingle with the guests. The event this year had the addition of the Dinner & Music Benefit that evening where the golfers along with guests who did not play in the tournament were invited to enjoy a delicious meal and listen to great jazz music provided by the Friends of Aaron band out on the patio. Many were able to attend this second portion of the event and said great things about the time they had.
Both the Auxiliary and the Hospital could not be happier and more grateful for the turnout and support shown through this year’s event for both the late Dr. Workman and his family, as well as for the hospital and clinics in raising needed funds. The Hermann Hospital Auxiliary looks forward to hosting their 21st Annual Golf Tournament event next year on Friday, June 7th, 2019, and encourages everyone to mark their calendars in advance for another great year!