August 5, 2013
VISALIA – On Friday, Aug. 9, the Kaweah Delta Hospital Foundation will host its 25th Annual Silver Anniversary Tommy Elliott Memorial Golf Classic. The event raises funds to purchase state-of-the-art equipment and programs to improve patient outcomes and create a healthy community.
In addition to honoring the Golf Classic’s namesake, Tommy Elliott, the tournament will offer golfers a variety of chances to win prizes. Registration begins at 10 a.m., followed by a 12 p.m. shotgun start, at the Visalia Country Club. To register, call 624-2359. Highlights of the tournament include:
• There are three “hole-in-one” holes where golfers can win:
o $10,000 in cash sponsored by Quality Jewelers
o A vehicle sponsored by Fresno Lexus
o An Axis Wakeboard boat by ETCO Marine & a 2014 Cadillac XTS by Giant Chevrolet Cadillac
• One golfer on each team, at three designated holes, will have the opportunity to win one of 90, $25 gift certificates from Downtown Visalians
• Food holes include: Vintage Press, Fugazzi’s, Pita Kabob, and Café 225
• Silent auction and opportunity prize drawings
• Grand vacation ticket give-away
The Golf Classic title sponsors are Central Valley Community Bank, Wileman Bros. & Elliott, Inc. and Kaweah Container, Inc. Since its inception in 1988, the Classic has become Kaweah Delta Hospital Foundation’s premier fundraising event, raising almost $1.2 million dollars for Kaweah Delta Health Care District. The Foundation, led by a volunteer Board of 46, was formed in 1979 to cultivate community philanthropy and support projects that facilitate the development of a safe, vibrant and healthy community.
Realizing that quality health care was essential to Visalia’s growing community, Tommy Elliott joined the Hospital Foundation Board in 1987. In recognition of Tommy’s outstanding support of the Golf Classic, it was renamed in his honor in 2004.
Kaweah Delta Hospital Foundation was created in 1979 to help Kaweah Delta Health Care District achieve excellence in patient care through fundraising from the hospital family and the community. Since that time, the nonprofit 501(c) (3) Foundation, with its elected board of directors, has raised nearly $40 million in support of Kaweah Delta. The Foundation raises funds through personal solicitation, grants, special events, direct mail, and social media appeals as well as through future, planned gifts such as bequests.
For more information on the Kaweah Delta Hospital Foundation’s 25th Annual Silver Anniversary Golf Classic, call 624-2359.