Driving for Hospice, a new charity golf tournament benefiting patients in Aitkin, Baxter, Brainerd, Crosby, Crosslake, Deerwood and Emily, will be the topic of KKIN Radio’s Community Connection program, 94.3 on the FM dial, Thursday, Aug. 9, from 8 to 8:30 a.m. The event’s coordinator, Jennifer Holmvig, and HomeHealth Hospice Director Brenda Wills Marolt will be the guests.
The 18-hole, best ball scramble with teams of four players begins with a shotgun start at noon on Thursday, Aug. 30, at Cuyuna Rolling Hills Golf Course in Deerwood. Players will compete for cash and other great prizes. A hole-in-one contest is planned together with other fun activities. Registration begins at 10 a.m. and a putting contest will be from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. A healthy lunch catered by Heartwood will be served from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. The fee is $100 per golfer which includes green fees, a cart, lunch, appetizers and prizes.
Hospice provides compassionate care and dignity for terminally ill people and supports their loved ones with comfort when time matters most. Proceeds from the inaugural fundraising event will stay in the community and be used to provide end-of-life care to hospice patients and fund supplies, medications and home equipment.
Register to hit the links at www.cuyunamed.org/drivingforhospice. Numerous sponsorship opportunities are available. For those who cannot participate, donations to Cuyuna Regional Medical Center’s Charitable Fund for local hospice care are welcome. For details, contact Jennifer Holmvig at Jennifer.Holmvig@cuyunamed.org or 218-545-4455.