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July 24, 2013

Golf Under the Lights raises $19,960 for MHP Hospice

OSKALOOSA — Mahaska Hospice Auxiliary and Mahaska Communication Group again teamed up with Musco Lighting to host “Golf Under the Lights” on May 24 at Oskaloosa Golf. The annual event raised more than $19,960 for the Mahaska Hospice Auxiliary.

According to MHP Hospice Auxiliary Co-Chair Mary Anderson, 108 golfers on 18 teams enjoyed a fantastic night of golfing under Musco’s bright lights. “It got a little chilly during the brief rain shower, but everyone had a great time and most importantly, we raised a lot of money to benefit hospice patients in our community.”

Through team entry fees, corporate hole sponsorships, donations, a putting contest, raffle ticket sales and the Musco donation from their employee night of golfing, the committee was able to present a huge check to the Mahaska Hospice Auxiliary.

“This is the largest fundraiser we have for our hometown hospice, and we are so grateful to MCG and Musco Lighting for all their support,” Anderson stressed.

Golf Under the Lights Committee Member Kiley Broadway of MCG said this is the fifth year that the golf tournament was held under the Musco lights. “In the last five years, we were able to raise more than $100,000 for our local hospice,” Broadway said. “We have a fantastic committee working on the tournament every year, and we are very grateful to our many local businesses and community members who are generous with their support of hospice.”

This was a six-person, best ball tournament. All golfers had the chance to shoot a hole-in-one for a car, sponsored by Carriker Ford, and one lucky golfer had the opportunity to make a 40-foot putt to win $5,000.

Committee members said a big thank you must go out to the hole sponsors, golfers and many others who donated their time, raffle items, equipment or made monetary donations.

Teams who were also hole sponsors include: Southeast Iowa Geriatric Care, Bates Funeral Chapel, Mahaska Drug, Edward Jones Investments, Mahaska Health Partnership, Rehab Visions,

Culvers & Royal Amsterdam Hotel, Midwest Sanitation & Recycling, Lappin Tire and Garden & Associates. Other teams include: Mahaska Bottling, Bank Iowa, Oskaloosa Food Products and Oskaloosa Care Center.

Hole Sponsors include: B&B Bedding, Sodexo, KBOE Radio, State Farm Insurance – Kelli Steil, MPT Iowa Inc., Oskaloosa Subway, Clow Valve Company, Family Medical Center, Garland-VanArkel-Langkamp Funeral Chapel, Baird Holm LLP, Henkel Construction, MidWestOne Bank and LaMair Mulock Condon Co.

More than 40 volunteers helped with this event. Volunteers from the Mahaska Hospice Auxiliary, MHP Home Health and Hospice staff, and many other hospice supporters helped with planning, fundraising, registration and assisting on the course the night of the event.

According to Mahaska Hospice Auxiliary President Diane Davis, there are currently close to 150 Mahaska Hospice Auxiliary members, which is down from previous years. “When you contribute to one of our fundraisers, or simply renew your $10 membership, your money is returned in whole to MHP Hospice Services in Mahaska County,” Davis said.

If you are interested in becoming a Mahaska Hospice Auxiliary Member or would like more information, please call (641) 672.3260. Your support truly makes a difference in the lives of your friends, neighbors and loved ones who utilize MHP Hospice Services.


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