Golf Under the Lights raises $21,850 for MHP Hospice

The Annual “Golf Under the Lights” tournament raised $21,850 for MHP Hospice Services. Shown at the check presentation behind the MHP Hospice Serenity House are, from left:  Frank Hansen, MCG; Malea Trainer, Musco; Mary Anderson and Carol Knoot,  MHP Hospice Auxiliary; Kiley Broadway and Eddie Pierson, MCG; and Jay Christensen, MHP. Not  pictured: Lisa McNulty, MHP Hospice Auxiliary.

The Annual “Golf Under the Lights” tournament raised $21,850 for MHP Hospice Services. Shown at the check presentation behind the MHP Hospice Serenity House are, from left: Frank Hansen, MCG; Malea Trainer, Musco; Mary Anderson and Carol Knoot, MHP Hospice Auxiliary; Kiley Broadway and Eddie Pierson, MCG; and Jay Christensen, MHP. Not pictured: Lisa McNulty, MHP Hospice Auxiliary.

The Mahaska Hospice Auxiliary and Mahaska Communication Group (MCG) once again teamed up with Musco Lighting to host “Golf Under the Lights” on May 23 at Oskaloosa Golf. The annual event raised $21,850 for the Mahaska Hospice Auxiliary.

According to MHP Hospice Auxiliary Co-Chair Mary Anderson, 108 golfers on 18 teams enjoyed a fantastic night of golfing under Musco’s bright lights. “It was such a beautiful night for golfing,” Anderson said. “We had a terrific group of golfers and many volunteers. We are so grateful to our co-sponsor, MCG, and to Musco Lighting for making it happen.”

Co-Chair Carol Knoot said that several Hospice Auxiliary members answered the call for help by either donating gift baskets or dollars to be used for baskets that were used in the raffle. “This was a huge hit with the golfers and a great way for our Hospice Auxiliary members to support the event,” Knoot said.

Through team entry fees, corporate hole sponsorships, donations, a putting contest, raffle ticket sales and the Musco donation from their employee night of golfing, the committee was able to present a huge check to the Mahaska Hospice Auxiliary.

“This is the largest fundraiser we have for our hometown hospice, and we are so grateful to MCG and Musco Lighting for all their support,” Anderson stressed. “We truly would not be able to host this tournament without their leadership and expertise.

Golf Under the Lights Committee Co-Chair Kiley Broadway of MCG said this is the sixth year that the golf tournament was held under the Musco lights. “This was our sixth year under the lights, and we could not be more pleased with how things went,” Broadway said. “We have a fantastic committee organizing the tournament every year, and we are very grateful to our many local businesses and community members who are generous with their support of hospice. We had a wonderful evening and everyone enjoyed themselves.”

This was a six-person, best ball tournament. All golfers had the chance to shoot a hole-in-one for a car, sponsored by Carriker Ford, and one lucky golfer had the opportunity to make a 40-foot putt to win $5,000.

Committee members said a big thank you must go out to the hole sponsors, golfers and many others who donated their time, raffle items, equipment or made monetary donations.

Teams who were also hole sponsors include: Sigma Phi Sigma, Mahaska Health Partnership, Rehab Visions, Culvers of Pella, Southeast Iowa Geriatric Care, Bates Funeral Chapel, Mahaska Drug, Cablevey, Hawkeye Real Estate, Dr. Paul Riggs, Lappin Tire and Garden & Associates.

Other teams include: Mahaska Bottling, Bank Iowa, Frank Hansen, Team 1853—Mike Dahlhauser, Oskaloosa Food Products and Oskaloosa Care Center.

Hole Sponsors include: B&B Bedding, Carriker Ford, Musco Lighting, Oskaloosa Golf, Buster and Pam Albertson, Clow Valve Company, Midwest One Bank, LaMair-Mulock-Condon Co., Digital Resource Partners, Oskaloosa Vision Center, TruBank, KBOE Radio, Healthland, GBKCO, Henkel Construction, Baird Holm, Subway, Garland-Van Arkel-Langkamp Funeral Chapel, and Gatton Realty.

More than 60 businesses donated items for raffle, including baskets by Auxiliary members, and more than 45 volunteers helped with this event. Volunteers from the Mahaska Hospice Auxiliary, MHP Home Health and Hospice staff, and many other hospice supporters helped with planning, fundraising, registration and assisting on the course the night of the event. As usual, it was a late evening, but for a very worthy cause.

If you are interested in becoming a Mahaska Hospice Auxiliary Member or would like more information, please call 641.672.3260. Your support truly makes a difference in the lives of your friends, neighbors and loved ones who utilize MHP Hospice Services.

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