Nearly 150 golfers took to the links in support of a trio of Swift Current organizations late last week at the Emergency Services Charity Golf Classic.
The 15th installment of the event put on by the Dr. Noble Irwin Regional Healthcare Foundation Inc. was held at the Chinook Golf Course on Friday.
“I think it was a great event,” Jim Dekowny, the executive director for the Dr. Noble Irwin Regional Healthcare Foundation Inc., said. “Mother Nature was an absolute treat on Friday, it was just an amazing day. It got a little hot and then the cloud cover came over. Lots of money raised for not only the Dr. Noble Irwin Regional Healthcare Foundation but emergency services with the firefighters and ambulance people.”
No dollar amount for the event has been released yet but the healthcare foundation will receive 60 per cent of the proceeds with 20 per cent going to each the Swift Current Fire Department and Hutch Ambulance Service.
“They (Hutch’s) take the money and spread it throughout the community and donate a little back to the Noble Irwin, as well as the firefighters,” he said. “The firefighters have the burn unit and that type of stuff they send their money to, so it’s great for everybody.”
Dekowny said the funds the healthcare foundation ends up with from the event will be used towards the Cypress Regional Hospital’s obstetrics unit for a fetal monitor.
“That’s kind of where our event money goes this year,” he said. “This being our second event, we’re probably halfway there (toward the fundraising goal).”