Golfing for fun and funds

Get ready to hit the links for a great cause as Clinics Can Help, Florida’s largest nonprofit medical equipment reuse organization, is set for their third annual Golf Classic on Friday, May 13 at Atlantis Country Club.

Two famous faces will help chair the event: PGA pro Dana Quigley will serve as honorary chair and CBS 12 meteorologist Steve Glazier will be media chair.Michelle's blog 327

“Everyone has fun at this event,” said Maureen Ashe, director of operations. “It’s a scramble format, which means the event will move quickly; Atlantis is a great course.”

Several contests are planned such as closest to the pin, closest to the hole, and fuzzy dice roll, in which a roll of a die moves your ball that amount of feet closer to the hole. There’s also a $10,000 Hole-in-One Contest, for which $5,000 will go to the winner if they get a hole-in-one on a certain hole at Atlantis, and $5,000 goes to Clinics Can Help.

Lunch will be served and an awards reception held to honor the winners. Many items are up for grab at the silent auction.

Organizers hope to raise a ton of money for the K.I.N.D.E.R. Project.

“The K.I.N.D.E.R. Project provides durable medical equipment and supplies, at no cost, for the needs of special-needs pediatric patients,” said Ashe. “In the past 12 months, CCH assisted 201 pediatric clients whose diagnoses included cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, muscular dystrophy, spinal cord defects, fractures, stroke, sickle cell anemia and other disorders, with the donation of medical equipment and supplies.”

Clinics Can Help donates wheelchairs and hospital beds and other medical equipment such as air mattresses, canes, crutches, exercise bikes, lift chairs, orthopedic beds and walkers to people who do not have the money or insurance to rent or buy these necessities.

After patients use their crutches and walkers, items can sit in garages collecting dust. Instead, they can be donated to CCH who makes them available for pickup. Many items can be picked up the same day.

For more information, or to register for the event, please contact Maureen Ashe at (561) 640-2995, Maureen@ClinicsCanHelp.org or register at www.clinicscanhelp.org.

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