Foundation sets tourney to raise funds Sept. 11


Carroll County General Hospital (CCGH) Foundation's second annual Golf Classic is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 11, at Wakefield Valley Golf and Conference Center.

Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. with a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start.

The format calls for two-member teams to play single best-ball.

The day will conclude with dinner and an awards ceremony. Prizes will be given for low net winners, low gross winners, and the Calloway Division for golfers without a registered U.S. Golf Association handicap.

Stephen Bohn, a member of the CCGH Foundation board and president of the hospital's board of directors, is chairing the event.

Mr. Bohn notes that the tournament is one of the hospital's major fund-raisers. In its first year, the benefit raised more than $16,000, money that helped to pay for equipment for the newborn nursery.

This year, the hospital hopes to raise $30,000 for new programs and patient-care services, Mr. Bohn says.

Low net winners in the tournament will have their names recorded on the Wampler Cup. The trophy is named for Atlee Wampler, a community activist who played a significant role in founding the hospital, and who served on the hospital's board until his death in March 1991.

According to Mr. Bohn, the key to a successful tournament is to attract as many sponsors, underwriters and participants as possible. Last year, more than 70 businesses and corporations provided contributions, and nearly 90 golfers participated.

"We hope to double the number of sponsors and have a full field of golfers," Mr. Bohn said. "This is a great occasion for friends of the hospital to show their support." He stressed that the tournament is designed for golfers at all levels of expertise.

This year, Jack Gambatese, vice president of Random House, heads the sponsorship committee. His panel includes some of the county's most prominent business people working to assure that the area's corporate and retail community realize the importance of being tournament sponsors.

Hospital department heads and managers are being asked to solicit the assistance of companies that do business with the hospital. Suzanne Lee, director of the CCGH Foundation, is working closely with this group to assure that CCGH's corporate friends have an opportunity to be tournament sponsors.

Jim Wise, vice president of Carroll County Bank and Trust Co., and Ellen Horine, president of Westminster Graphics, are spearheading the tournament's public relations committee. They have designed and produced the invitations and supporting materials to promote the event.

Linda Galvin, who chairs the foundation's annual fund drive, and Margaret Bell, the foundation secretary, are organizing the after-tournament affair.

For information or to sign up, contact the CCGH Foundation at 857-6943.

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