Mayor’s Golf Tournament to support Huntsville Hospital Foundation and Community Living Huntsville

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Main photo: Beneficiaries and sponsors of the 2018 Mayor’s Golf Tournament join Mayor Scott Aitchison to officially kick off the September 13 event (from left) Debi Davis, Chair of the Community Living Huntsville board; Mayor Scott Aitchison; Andy Kidd from Devonleigh Homes; Katherine Craine, Executive Director of the Huntsville Hospital Foundation; and Alison Withey from Tulloch Engineering

Healthcare and inclusion in Huntsville will get a boost this fall thanks to the annual Mayor’s Charity Golf Tournament. Mayor Scott Aitchison announced today that the Huntsville Hospital Foundation and Community Living Huntsville (CLH) will be the beneficiaries of funds raised at the event.

“Once again we are supporting the Huntsville Hospital Foundation, which we have done every single year,” said Aitchison. “I think it’s probably no secret that I care a lot about our hospital and we are fighting to keep it open, and while it’s an important issue for me and I work hard on the issue, the hospital foundation is in the trenches every single day raising money for the stuff that’s not as sexy as big brand new buildings and MRI machines and stuff like that, but the regular everyday stuff we need to diagnose people and literally save lives here at our hospital and we thank them for that.”

Aitchison said he has also made no secret of the fact that he believes “Huntsville is a welcoming, engaging, inclusive community and the people at Community Living absolutely help us define what that means and they live it every day. We really appreciate the work that is done there to give people meaning and help people feel like they do in fact live in a community that cares about inclusivity and that all lives matter no matter what your abilities are.”

The Mayor also thanked title sponsor Devonleigh Homes and gold sponsors Lovegrove Construction and Tulloch Engineering for their support.

Community Living Huntsville Board Chair Debi Davis thanked Aitchison and the event’s sponsors for supporting the organization and said that “Community Living Huntsville is provincially leading what happens with helping people with developmental disabilities. Imagine not being able to find a home, imagine not being able to find a job, or struggling to have friends, or just struggling to learn how to do your banking. That’s what we do for the people that we work with. It’s the little things to help a person be part of a community… they want to be loved in participate just like all of us do. I have a motto in my own personal life: equal means equal.”

Katherine Craine, Executive Director for the Huntsville Hospital Foundation also thanked the mayor and the tournament’s sponsors. “This tournament is going to be a lot of fun. It’s very meaningful for us…we encourage everyone to sponsor, participate.”

Craine also highlighted a partnership between the hospital and Community Living Huntsville that has CLH clients tending a garden on hospital grounds, as well as at the Huntsville Fairgrounds, and donating the fresh produce to the hospital to help provide patients with healthy food. They also remove compostable kitchen scraps from the hospital for use in the gardens.

The Mayor’s Charity Golf Tournament will be held on Thursday, September 13 at both of Deerhurst Resort’s golf courses: Highlands and Lakeside. Its 2018 goal is to raise $60,000, $10,000 more than last year’s fundraising total.

Player registration forms are available at Huntsville.ca.  Participants can register individually or as a team of four for $250 per person and enjoy 18 holes of golf on the Highlands course with lunch, prizes, cocktails, and a dinner prepared by Deerhurst’s culinary team. New this year is the option to play 18 holes on Deerhurst’s shorter course, Lakeside, with prizes, cocktails and dinner for only $125 per player.

Sponsorship opportunities start at $275 for tee and green sponsorship, $1,000 for Bronze Sponsorship, $3,000 for Silver Sponsorship and $5,000 for Gold Sponsorship. For more information please contact event organizer Myke Malone at 705-783-9300, [email protected] or visit Huntsville.ca.

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