Golf tournament benefits Springfield Hospital

2016 Springfield Hospital Golf Tournament champions: Rich Lane, Chris Garvey, Tim Kangas, Rick Marasa. Photo provided
2016 Springfield Hospital Golf Tournament champions: Rich Lane, Chris Garvey, Tim Kangas, Rick Marasa.
Photo provided


SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – The 16th annual Springfield Hospital Challenge at Okemo Valley Golf Club on Thursday, September 15 was an excellent golf outing and a successful fund raiser.  This year’s tournament proceeds exceeded $20,000 and will support the Hospital’s upcoming installation of solar power.

25 teams of golfers competed for awards and raffle prizes. 40 sponsoring organizations underwrote the tournament, which included a box lunch, dinner buffet, complimentary refreshments on the course, and a gift to every golfer of a stainless steel thermos. Tournament sponsors were Black River Produce, The Common Man, H.P. Cummings Construction, Griffin Construction, IPG Employee Benefits Specialists, Joseph Architects, Kinney Drugs Foundation, Richard Marasa MD, NFP, Springfield AutoMart, and Springfield Printing Corporation.  Club professional, Michael Santa Maria, and the Okemo staff took very good care of the golfers and helped make the event an overall success.

Team and individual winners were:

A flight

1st Place           Low Gross

Rick Marasa, Tim Kangas, Rich Lane, Chris Garvey

2nd Place          Low Gross

Shannon Gaulin, Chris Gautreau, Rick Bazluke, Darren Solomon

1st Place           Low Net

Steve Birge, Jack Cassidy, Rich Skrocki, Dan Tricarico

2nd Place          Low Net

Lucie Garand, Dan Soucy, Kevin Theissen, Eric Warren

B flight

1st Place           Low Gross

Joe Greene, Mark Blanchard, Mark DeVarney, Brian Tarbox

2nd Place          Low Gross

Keith Hanatow, Alex Kozokowki, Todd Watkins, Jim Tromblay

1st Place           Low Net

Steve Ankuda, Deke Dexter, Curt Lindamood, Peter MacGillivray

2nd Place          Low Net

Jason Noyes, Gabe Buskey, Travis White, Tyler Stearns

Closest to the Line                   Joe Greene

Longest Putt                Tim Kangas

About Springfield Medical Care Systems

Springfield Medical Care Systems is a not-for-profit, community-based health care system that includes a seven-site community health center network and Springfield Hospital. SMCS serves southeastern Vermont and southwestern New Hampshire. Services are accessible to all, based on a sliding fee scale, and include primary and preventive care for people of all ages, pediatrics, health screenings, mental health services, dental and vision care, access to discounted pharmaceuticals, diagnostic lab and radiology services, and a broad array of acute hospital and specialty services.

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