The fourth annual Teeing Up Fore Health Care golf classic was a triumph bringing in $27,696.
The golf tournament was held in June at the Picton Golf and Country Club to raise funds for the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, and to purchase two ventilators in the Emergency Department.
The portable ventilators provide life support for transporting critically ill patients from one hospital to another.
The ventilator breathes for these patients who are unable to breathe for themselves. This machine is also able to provide oxygen under pressure. Acquiring the new equipment cost $31,902 for two ventilators and the equipment is now operational in the hospital.
Last year’s tournament in 2017 netted over $27,500 for an upgrade to the telemetry (heart monitoring) equipment at PECMH.
This year’s achievement brings the four-year total raised through RE/MAX’s efforts to just over $94,000 which will bring the mercury in the thermometer outside their Lake Street office to $233,696.
RE/MAX has committed to raising $250,000 for medical equipment needs at the County Hospital.
Prizes were donated for the hole activities and top foursome. The winners of the various activities throughout the day were as follows:
Longest Drive Competition: Male: Greg Parker Female: Sarah Dean
Closest to the Pin: Male: Brett Hele Female: Sarah Graydon
Winning foursome: Robert Quaiff, Brad Quaiff, John Haynes and Chris Rice at 11 under par.