LUMBERTON — The 85 golfers who played in Southeastern Health Foundation’s annual golf tournament will help make it possible for local students to train for careers in health care.
Twenty-one teams competed May 3 in the 28th annual Swing for Good Health golf tournament at Pinecrest Country Club.
The event raised more than $26,000 for the Southeastern Health Foundation, Foundation Executive Director Sissy Grantham said.
“This tournament and many scholarships would not be possible without those participating as sponsors, prize donors, golfers and volunteers understanding the value of providing financial assistance for medical, nursing and allied health students in Robeson County and the surrounding region that are committed to our community,” Grantham said.
Proceeds from the tournament will help fund academic scholarships for students who have chosen to study medicine, nursing or allied health and who plan to return to this community to practice.
The tournament chairman was Andy Weaver. The tournament’s Ace Sponsor was Robins & Morton.
The first-place winners, who posted a score of 55, were Ryan Bass, Allan Campbell, Trey Martin and Roy Williamson. The team received a $1,000 cash prize.
The second-place winners were Donnie Beck, Larry Hardee, Brad Locklear and Larry McNeill. The team received a $500 cash prize.
Greg Dial, Timmy Dial, Rory Eddings and Eric Locklear placed third. The team received a $250 cash prize.
John Haskins claimed the prize for closest to the pin on hole No. 12. John Grissom took honors for the most accurate drive on hole No. 8. The award for the longest drive on hole 3 went to Nick Lowery. The tournament provided players with an opportunity at a hole-in-one prize sponsored by Lumberton Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick, GMC. But there was no winner.
Tournament food sponsors were Contempora Fabrics and County Commissioner David Edge. Beverage sponsors were BB&T, Monteith and STERIS IMS.
Eagle sponsors for the tournament were CDW Healthcare; Campbell’s Used Cars; First Bank; First Call Parts; Forms and Supply; HealthKeeperz; INTECH; Lumberton Cellulose-Georgia Pacific; Lumberton Radiology Consultants; McDonald’s/Rust Enterprises; Multi Communications, Inc.; Southeastern Lifestyle Fitness Center; and Unifi.
Birdie sponsors for the tournament were Kenny Biggs/Biggs Park Mall, Cape Fear Construction, Rempac Foam, Skinner Farlow Kirwan Architecture, Smith’s Refrigeration, Ron Smith, Southeastern Lifestyle Center for Rehabilitation, and Valic.
Tournament hole sponsors were Allen Orthopedics; Aon; Bleecker Automotive Group; Brisson Drugs; Carolina ID Consultants, PC; Century 21, The Real Estate Center; Concise Networks; CresCom Bank; Gane & Karshner Family Dentistry; James E. Martin; Jimmy John’s of Lumberton; Joe Osman; Lumbee Guaranty Bank; McKenzie Supply; Members Credit Union; Oliver Oil Company; ProChem, Inc.; Ramsaur and McLean, P.A.; Real Quick Oil Change; S. Preston Douglas; Sign City – Signs & Prints; SPC Mechanical; Two Hawk Employment Services; Wedge Capital Management; and Mr. & Mrs. Coble D. Wilson, Jr.
The following donors provided products and gifts for the tournament: Biggs Park Mall of Lumberton; CDW Healthcare; Canteen Vending; Chick-fil-A of Lumberton; Coca Cola Bottling Company; Contempora Fabrics; El Zarape; Forms & Supply; Intech; Lumbee Guaranty Bank; Panera Bread; Pinecrest Country Club Golf Course; Proforma Promographix; Reddy Ice; Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q; Standard Textile Company; Tomlinson’s Sales, Lumberton; Village Station; and the following Southeastern Health departments: Business Development, Facility Services, Food and Nutritional Services, Southeastern Lifestyle Day Spa, and Volunteers.
To learn more about the Southeastern Health Foundation, call 910-671-5583 or logon to www.southeasternhealth.org/foundation
Amanda L. Crabtree is the Public Relations coordinator for Southeastern Health.