Auxiliary Golf Tournament Raises $30,000 for Grand View Hospital Neonatal Care
| (June 8, 2012) SELLERSVILLE, Pa – Rain drops gave way to sunny skies just in time as golfers headed to their first green at Grand View Hospital Auxiliary’s 39th Annual Golf Tournament held on June 1 at Lederach Golf Club. Jointly sponsored by Univest and Sodexo, the tournament raised an estimated $30,000 with proceeds going toward the hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Grand View’s NICU opened earlier this year and is in affiliation with Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). It offers round-the-clock coverage by CHOP neonatologists for premature and ill newborns needing special care right after birth.
The tournament hosted 97 golfers including business professionals, physicians, employees, friends, and supporters of the hospital. Long-time Auxilian and event chair Martha Otto said, “Along with Lederach Golf Club, we thank our many sponsors and patrons for their continued support of Grand View.” Participants enjoyed a hearty luncheon prepared by Outback Steakhouse of Montgomeryville and a sumptuous dinner of beef tenderloin and salmon prepared by Leddy’s Pub. Otto added, “This is always a great event. In fact, we’re already planning next year’s, which will be the Auxiliary’s 40th Annual Tournament and the hospital’s 100th anniversary.”
The tournament’s winning foursome of Gordon Hickman, Ken Mangin, Robert Ockenfuss, and Chris Moyer finished well under par with a score of 59. Ted Hohnstock of Jamison shot a hole-in-one on the par three 16th hole, winning a vacation trip and a set of clubs. Grand View employee Dan Kees of Sellersville was the top qualifier earning an opportunity to compete in an exciting putting contest, but fell short of winning the $5,000 prize.
Upcoming Auxiliary fundraising events include:
- Merry-Go-Run 5 K Race & Family Walk/Run, Oct 7 at Menlo Park, Perkasie ─ Benefits Grand View Hospice
- Festival of Lights ─ Dec. 5 at GVH ─ Dedication ceremony with holiday entertainment. Help light the trees in front of the hospital this winter holiday season by making a contribution in honor of a person or organization.
- Breakfast with Santa, December 8 in the GVH Cafeteria ─ Enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast with Santa. Cost is $5.50 for adults; $3:50 for children two and older; free under age two. Reservations required. Call 215-453-4384.
- Doctor and Nurse Figurines Handcrafted by Byers’ Choice ─ Get limited edition figurines designed exclusively for GVH by Joyce Byers in honor of the hospital’s 100th anniversary. Order online at www.gvh.org or in person at the GVH Corner Cupboard gift shop or at The Recovery Room thrift shop.
For more information about these and other events and how to get involved, call the Auxiliary at 215-453-4381 or visit www.gvh.org. The Auxiliary supports Grand View’s efforts throughout the community by promoting good health practices and raising funds that help the hospital continue its mission of making quality health care available to area residents.
Grand View Hospital, Bucks County’s first hospital, has provided residents of Bucks and Montgomery Counties with comprehensive health care services since 1913. Grand View offers a range of care – particularly emphasizing the areas of cancer treatment, women's and children's health, surgery, orthopaedics, and heart and vascular care.
Nearly 100 golfers headed to the greens at Grand
View Hospital Auxiliary’s golf tournament.
Bill Aichele, Chariman and CEO Univest at
GVH Auxiliary’s Golf Tournament.
John Spagnola, PFT Asset Management, LLC; Charles Zimmerman, Biblical Seminary; Greg Shelly, Shelly Enterprises; and Dennis Scholsser, Schlosser Properties at GVH Auxiliary’s Golf Tournament at Lederach Golf Club.