July 21, 2017
For Immediate Release
Skookum Asphalt Charity Pro-Am Golf Tournament drives home over $50K for theYukon Hospital Foundation
WHITEHORSE, Yukon —Over $50,000 was raised this past weekend at the Yukon Hospital Foundation’s 8th Annual Skookum Asphalt Charity Pro-Am Golf Tournament at Mountain View Golf Club.
Not even the overcast and rainy conditions could dampen the enthusiasm of the more than 100 players, 18 professional golfers and over 3 dozen volunteers as they enjoyed a day of friendly and competitive golf and good food – all for great cause – the best health care for Yukoners.
Up against a strong field of golfers, Team Pacific Northwest - Sheldon King, Blaine Tessier, Derek Baldwin with professional Cory Draper – won 1st place, taking home round trip flights with Air North, Yukon’s Airline. Irving Collison Team - Graham Irving, Jeff Hunter and Landon Kulych and professional Doug Morgan - took 2nd place. In third place, was pro Kent Fukushima, Ken Day, Chris Simons and Colin O’Reilly representing Team Skookum Asphalt.
Golf professional Kent Fukushima of the PGA Tour of Canada won shooting 142, 2 under par for the 2 days. Chris Toth, representing Jagare Ridge Golf Club in Edmonton placed second with 142 and shooting 145 for a third place was Cory Draper from Capilano Golf & Country Club in North Vancouver.
“We want to thank the signature sponsor, Skookum Asphalt for their ongoing support, and for all of the sponsors, players, volunteers and professionals that have helped make this tournament such a success over the past 8 years. More than $450,000 has been invested in our Yukon Hospitals, thanks to this tournament – we are so grateful to the companies that come forward to sponsor this event, donate auction items and to everyone that comes out to participate that day,” Foundation President Karen Forward.
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. Our hospitals have more than $4 million in advanced equipment needs, including critical diagnostic, surgical and other specialized tools. These needs will not be met without the donor support. When the community gives to the Foundation, it invests in critical pieces of equipment that help reduce travel for medical treatment outside the territory and improved health services here at home.
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, closer to home. The Northwestel Festival of Trees will begin on Thursday, November 23, 2017.
President, Yukon Hospital Foundation
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