One-hundred-and-fifty golfers raised more than $209,000 July 21 to help the Haliburton Highlands Health Services Foundation (HHHSF) with money to put towards diagnostic equipment.

HHHSF executive director, Melanie Klodt Wong, said that includes the recently approved CT scanner and mammography unit for Haliburton Highlands Health Services.

“We’re so happy to have all of this support from so many local businesses, sponsors, and Matt Duchene and his family,” she said.

Duchene added, “I’m very proud to be from this community. It’s always an honour to have this tournament in my name and this is going to be our biggest year yet.”

The Blairhampton Golf Club hosted the event this year. The full day of golfing included lunch, an opening ceremony at 12:15 p.m., auctions and prizes and a dinner.

Prior to the event, the tournament organizing committee said it had been working hard over the past few months to engage with previous sponsors and local businesses. Troy Austen, co-chair of the organizing committee and a HHHS Foundation board member, said he was pleased to announce that “over $1 million has now been raised by this long-standing tournament thanks to our friends, family and countywide community. We are beyond thrilled to bring this event to a new level, and to continue to invest in making health care better for all of us.”

This year’s charity event was presented by Ridgewood Ford Sales.

For more information on the HHHS Foundation and the Matt Duchene Charity Golf Classic: