Hills & Dales Foundation hosted their 18th Annual Golf Outing last week, having teams at both Ubly Heights Golf Course and Rolling Hills Golf Course. They had remarkable support from the community, with 27 teams golfing in Ubly and 15 teams golfing at Rolling Hills. They also received numerous individual & business sponsorships, helping them to raise a record breaking $32,000 for the Foundation. Foundation Director Danielle Blaine said, “This year was a big change for us. We didn’t know how adding a second course would affect the event. Overall, the feedback has been great. Everyone enjoyed both courses and the dinner back at Rolling Hills; we are glad we could support Rolling Hills here locally. The number of golfers and sponsors we had is an all time high, and we are very thankful for the amazing support we received.”
The overall winners at Ubly were: Men’s Team: Anrod Screen Cylinder/Biddiger & Bitzer which consisted of Jeff Mackenzie, Greg Biddinger, Jason Bitzer, & Eric Tamlyn. The Women’s Team winner was Radiology Sub-Specialty, which consisted of Peggy Davidson, Cathy Drake, Brab Cronce and Duff Pelkey. The Mixed Team winner was Dave Weiler & Friends, whose team members were Dave & Heather Weiler, and Brad & Ann Goslin. Other contests included longest drive & closest to the pin. Laurie Weber and Travis Baes were women’s and men’s winners of longest drive. Brad Goslin was the men’s winner of closest to the pin. There were 4 hole in one opportunities sponsored by Pat Curtis Chevrolet, there were no winners, but everyone had a great time trying!
In Cass City, the overall winners were: Men’s Team: Trophy Ranch, which consisted of Kevin Anthony, Ryan Ramsey, Jim Byrd, and Jeffrey Benkelman Jr., Women’s Team: Independent Bank, which consisted of Emily Philips, LaNette Wiese, Christine Kaczuk, and Misty Rogers and Mixed Team, Pat Curtis Chevrolet, which consisted of Pat & Patti Curtis, Ryan Lowman, and Dan Curtis. There was also a hole in one opportunity sponsored by Pat Curtis Chevrolet at Rolling Hills.
The Hills & Dales Foundation uses the money raised from events such as their Annual Golf Outing toward purchases of new equipment, updated technology, or any other needs that arise for departments throughout the hospital. The support and contributions to the golf outing made a huge impact for the Foundation. “We continue to be humbled by all of the support we receive each year. Last year we were able to fund over $30,000 of new items for the hospital departments. Events like this truly help make a difference for the hospital,” said Blaine.
For additional information about the Golf Outing, or for more information about ways to give to the Hills & Dales Foundation, please contact Danielle Blaine at 989-912-6401 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.