2016 Wilson Health Golf Classic Nets Over $45,000

Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 2:30pm


Revenue: $ $61,725

Expenses: $ 16,540

Net: $45,185

(SIDNEY)—Shelby Oaks Golf Club in Sidney was the site for the 22nd annual Wilson Health Foundation Golf Classic on July 11.  Net proceeds for the event were over $45,000, which will be used to build the Foundation’s general endowment fund.  This fund provides perpetual support to Wilson Health.  After this year’s event, the total net funds raised since inception in 1995 is $869,678.

142 golfers were registered to play in the event corporately supported by three Titanium sponsors:  Advanced Composites; Honda of America Manufacturing, Inc.; and NKTelco.  The event attracted a total of 54 sponsors.

Buckeye Ford Lincoln of Sidney sponsored a hole-in-one prizes for a two-year lease on a 2016 F150 Truck that went unclaimed.

Bonnie Faulkner, executive director, Wilson Health Foundation, welcomed and thanked everyone for their support of Wilson and the golf outing.  She continued, “We have enjoyed the benefit of the financial support of our golf outing from four corporate sponsors.  Each has participated in this event since inception.  I would like to thank and recognize Advanced Composites, Ferguson Construction, Keybridge Medical Revenue Care, and Ruese Insurance for all that they have done for Wilson.    

Faulkner then introduced Mark Dooley, Wilson Health’s President & CEO, who expressed his thanks and appreciation to sponsors as well as those whose work and assistance behind the scenes contributed to the event’s success. 

Dooley went on to offer his comments on the process improvements made at Wilson, and particularly within the ED department.  Dooley stated, “Many of you are familiar with the term “LEAN.”  Since implementing Lean Process Improvements in the Emergency Department, we have seen a significant decline in the number of patients who register and leave prior to receiving care.  In addition, the total time patients spend in the ED has been greatly reduced.  Wilson Health continues its ongoing pledge to improve the health and vitality of Shelby County.”

Kettering Anesthesia Associates, Inc. sponsored a hearty brunch served prior to the 11:00 shotgun start.  Beverages and snacks on each Par 3 hole were provided by Orthopedic Associates of SW Ohio.  Slagle Mechanical sponsored the north course green fees. Plastipak Packaging donated bottled water for the outing.  Cocktails and dinner were offered at the end of play followed by awards and prizes. Dinner, underwritten by NKTelco, included a prime rib and chicken buffet and was catered by The Spot Restaurant.

Cart sponsors helped to defray the cost of the volunteers’ carts and included Al’s Pizza; Flinn Veterinary Clinic; Hartland; Dr. Barbara Hill; KTH Parts, Inc.; and Ratermann Custom Home Builders.

Dr. Ken Bosslet was the winner of the closest-to-the-pin prize, a one-week stay in a Westin Resort villa at Hilton Head courtesy of the Wilson Health Foundation.

The putting contest sponsored by the Wilson Health Foundation awarded two cash prizes.  First place was $200 to Brian Garver and the $100 second place prize went to Josh Ross.

Overall first place winners of the event included: the Advanced Composites team of Keniji Shite, Brian Deal, Scott Swick, Jody Collier.  Second place winners were the Ferguson Construction team of Mick Given, Doug Fortkamp, Jason Stiver, Russ Mead.    Third place winners were the Sodexho CTM team of Steve Brabbin, Dave Cox, Adam Hemker, Brady Schroeder.

All golfers received various gift items and door prizes. Outstanding proximity prizes and those for longest putts and longest drives were awarded to 27 golfers.  Donors of these prizes included CDW Healthcare; Shelby Oaks Golf Club, Wilson Health Imaging, Francis-Schulze Company; Sheraton Suites Columbus, Allison’s Custom Jewelry; Elsass, Wallace,  Evans, Schnelle & Co.; Northwestern Mutual; Creative Marketing Strategies; Lochard, Inc.; Arrowhead Golf Club; Wilson Health Occupational Health; Emerson Climate Technologies; Hampton Inn Sidney; Primary EyeCare Associates; Toledo Mud Hens; Faulkner, Garmhausen, Keister, & Shenk; Pete DeLuke & Associates; Buckeye Ford Lincoln ; Wilson Health Foundation; Shelby Oaks Golf Club; Area Energy & Electric; CAPA; and Sollmann Electric.

Many community volunteers and the Hospital’s maintenance department assisted with the event.

Next year’s outing is scheduled for Monday, July 10, 2017 at Shelby Oaks.  To be added to the mailing list, call 937-498-5540.