Golf classic raises $57,000 for equipment
|By Mark Arike - Staff Writer | July 25, 2017
This year’s Matt Duchene Charity Golf Classic was another major success, raising $57,000 for a new bone densitometry machine. It surpassed last year’s total by about $5,000.
“It’s been great,” said Lisa Tompkins, executive director of the Haliburton Highlands Health Services Foundation (HHHSF), in an interview at the event. “As usual, it’s a very enthusiastic tournament. We have great support from the immediate community and beyond.”
A total of 188 golfers participated in the event, which was on July 20 at the Pinestone Resort. The evening included live and silent auctions, dinner, and a question-and-answer session with Matt Duchene.
With these funds, HHHSF is within $15,000 of its goal for the bone densitometry machine. It will be used to measure bone density.
In the past 20 years, the golf classic has raised more than $850,000 for local health care facilities.
MARK ARIKE is a reporter for The Highlander.