Ravenna, Ohio, July 27, 2011 - Great excitement greeted the more than 200 golfers from throughout Northeast Ohio who participated in the Robinson Memorial Hospital Foundation's 17th Annual "A Different Kind of Golf Outing" on July 20 at Windmill Lakes Golf Course in Ravenna.
The excitement was the result of the fact that Russ Wiegand, of Culligan, made a hole in one on hole 12 in the morning golf tournament. For his accomplishment, Wiegand will win a trip for two in 2012 to the U.S. Open in San Francisco, CA.
"The hole in one was Russ' first shot of the day and it set the tone of excitement for the entire tournament," said Deborah Solan, executive director of the Foundation. "This is the first hole in one in the history of the Robinson Memorial Hospital Foundation Golf Outing. It was very exciting for everyone involved," she said.
The event raised more than $26,000 for the Foundation which supports many patient care areas within the hospital.
Corporate sponsor for the event was Allen Aircraft Products. Tournament sponsors were Altercare Centers for Rehabilitation & Nursing Care and The Burbick Foundation. Hole sponsors were Area Agency on Aging, Ashton Sound and Communications, Aurora Manor Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, AVI Food Systems, CornerStone Medical Services, Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP, Dr. Robert Egdell, Judge Joseph Giulitto, Honeywell, Inpatient Medical Services, J.W. Didado Electric, Knox Marketing, Madison Investment Advisors, PartsSource, Portage Community Bank, Portage Physical Therapists, Record-Courier, Roetzel & Andress, and the Summa Health System.
Many additional individuals and businesses participated by providing foursomes, cart sponsorships and donations.
Morning tournament winners were AVI Food Systems, mixed team; and LabCorp, men's team. Afternoon tournament winners were Summa Health System/Siebert Keck Insurance Agency, mixed team; U.S. Food Service, men's team; and Aurora Manor Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, women's team.
Deborah Solan, Executive Director
Robinson Memorial Hospital Foundation