More than $80,000 was raised this past weekend at the Yukon Hospital Foundation’s 4th Annual Skookum Asphalt Charity Pro-Am Golf Tournament at Mountain View Golf Club.
Through rain, sun and more rain, over 115 players from Yukon, British Columbia and Alberta, 20 professional golfers from the Canadian Professional Golfers’ Association (CPGA) and dozens of volunteers enjoyed a day of great golf, great food and a bit of competition.
Team PNW Group - Sheldon King, Shayne King and Blaine Tessier with professional Ethan Danish – won the team prize with Howie Firth, Bill Whitty, Craig Tuton and Scott Shephard taking second. Both foursomes shot a 61, with PNW Group taking top prize by retrogression.
Chris Toth from Alberta’s Stony Plain Golf Course took the top prize for the professional golfers, shooting 67 and 69. Kent Fukushima of the PGA Tour of Canada took second with a 67 and 73. A third place Ethan Danish from Two Eagles Golf Course & Academy shot 71 and 73. Local professional Jeff Wiggins shared fourth with Sam Young of Riverside Golf Club and Michael Haraguchi from Capilano Golf and Country Club.
“We want to thank the signature sponsor, Skookum Asphalt for their ongoing support, as well as all of the day’s sponsors. We are so grateful to the companies that come forward to sponsor the event, to donate auction items and to everyone that comes out to participate that day,” enthused Foundation President Krista Prochazka, “because of them we are able to invest in equipment that will keep more Yukoners in Yukon, and will enhance quality care and diagnosis.”
The Yukon Hospital Foundation was established in 2005 to support quality health care right here, close to home. The Foundation invests in equipment that will enhance health care capacity in Yukon, and has recently completed a campaign to raise $2 million in support of a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine for the Whitehorse General Hospital.
In addition to the Skookum Asphalt Charity Pro-Am, the Yukon Hospital Foundation hosts several fundraising events throughout the year in support of the best possible healthcare for Yukoners right here, close to home. The Northwestel Festival of Trees will begin on Thursday, November 21, 2013.