Classic golf tournament a success for community health care

WINDSOR, Vt. – On June 19, continuing a tradition that began 35 years ago, the Woodstock Country Club hosted the annual MAH Classic golf tournament. More than 80 golfers participated in a day filled with challenges and fun to raise funds for Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Windsor and the Ottauquechee Health Center in Woodstock.

“The MAH Classic brings people together for a great cause and a good time,” said Charles Clement, director of development for the hospital. “Golfers enjoy playing at one of New England’s premier golf resorts while raising funds to support quality health care in our communities.”

MAH Classic golf tournament. Photo provided.

Joseph Perras, MD, president, chief executive officer and chief medical officer of Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center noted that the MAH Classic has become the hospital’s most important fund raising event, generating more than $750,000 to date. “Funds generated by the tournament have helped MAHHC and OHC with important projects including facilities upgrades and construction, new patient care services, and our newly modernized Rehabilitation Center.”

The day’s events included a luncheon at the country club, two raffles which included an autographed photo of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, as well as a silent auction featuring sports memorabilia, gift cards, and a variety of merchandise and services from local and regional businesses.

An awards presentation followed the tournament. Top honors were awarded to Marasa’s Masters, Dr. Rick Marasa, Dr. Rich Lane, and Tim Kangas, who were low gross winners. D.E.W. Construction was the event’s low net winner with a team consisting of Don Wells, Pete Kelly, Rachel Lombard, and Ingrid Nichols. Individual prizes were awarded to Carolyn Coker and John Illick for longest drive and Amy Main and Dr. Rick Marasa for closest to the pin.

The 2017 MAH Classic was sponsored in part by Sodexo, Incorporated, Great Eastern Radio Group, Cerner Corporation, Mascoma Savings Bank, The Richards Group, Edward “Bud” Kissel, Richard A. Marasa, MD, PC, Red River, ReArch Company. Other sponsorship support was provided by the Principal Financial Group, Northeast Delta Dental, D.E.W. Construction Corp., Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer, PC, Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Chroma Technology Corp., Medline, Mr. Al Keiller, Loewen Window Center, and Windsor Pizza Chef.

Many thanks go to all of the players and sponsors who return year after year to support the hospital, and its services and programs that are so vital to our community.

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