Hospital Friends Golf Outing Set for July 18


Published on June 5 2014 10:34 am
Last Updated on June 6 2014 4:05 am
Written by Greg Sapp

The Friends of St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital invite you to be a part of their 6th Annual Golf Benefit on Friday, July 18 at noon at the Effingham Country Club. The Friends promise a day full of
activities, and plenty of golf.

Registration begins at 10 a. m. Lunch will be served from 10:30 to 11:45 a. m. with a dinner provided that evening. A shotgun start at noon begins the four-person scramble which consists of 32 teams
of four players. There will be several contests throughout the event including a Hole-In-One Contest.

Special features for this year's event include videoing of your shot on Hole #8 with a YouTube link sent to your smart phone, along with one person in each foursome winning a $100 gift card to a
local/regional food or service provider.

Michael Wall, Director of Philanthropy, shared the very special history of the Friends' Golf Event.

"In 2009, Jonathan Kabbes organized the 1st Annual `Golf for a Cure' to benefit St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital. Jonathan wanted to do something to help fight cancer in his community," he
explained. "For two years he volunteered his time to organize the `Golf for a Cure.' He has teamed with the hospital to host the Friends Golf Benefit, which last year netted over $34,000 for our new
Hospice at St. Anthony's program," Wall said. "The Friends have been honored to partner with Jonathan to take this fundraiser to the next level."

Proceeds from this year's Golf Benefit will support St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital's Women and Children's Care department to enhance the Labor/Delivery area. Proceeds will be used to
transform current patient rooms to rooms with comprehensive, family-centered maternity care.

There are still openings to register your team for the Friends' Golf Benefit. There are also a variety of sponsorships available with many levels to choose from. The Friends of St. Anthony's express
its thanks to Jacobson & Associates Healthcare Consulting for their Jack Nicklaus level sponsorship.

The Golf Benefit Raffle will return again this year, featuring a French Lick Resort package for two, four tickets to a Cardinals Baseball Game, four tickets to the Clint Black Christmas Show at the
Effingham Performance Center, Six Flags St. Louis Gift Basket with four admission tickets and four food vouchers, a STIHL FS38 Trimmer, a Nike Covert 2.0 Driver and 2015 July 4th Fireworks
Rooftop Seating for eight people. Tickets can be purchased by contacting St. Anthony's Philanthropy Office at (217) 347-1854.

If you are interested in participating, volunteering, becoming a Golf Benefit Sponsor or purchasing a Raffle Ticket to support the Friends, contact Michael Wall, Director of Philanthropy, at (217) 347-
1854 or email at For more information about the Friends of St. Anthony's, visit the hospital's web site.