The Nanaimo and District Hospital Foundation’s 24th annual Golf for Life Charity Classic was held Sept. 8 at Fairwinds Golf Club at Nanoose Bay. (Photo submitted)

Golfers raise $65,000 for hospital foundation

Hospital foundation’s Golf for Life Charity Classic was held Sept. 8 at Fairwinds

Whether the golfers shot a bogey or a birdie, they helped ensure that patients will benefit.

The Nanaimo and District Hospital Foundation’s 24th annual Golf for Life Charity Classic was held Sept. 8 at Fairwinds Golf Club at Nanoose Bay.

The sold-out tournament raised more than $65,000 to help the foundation cover the purchase of cystoscopes at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.

The event honoured Tom Harris, who had been a longtime supporter of the tournament, and Ward Stouffer, who was one of the founders of the event.

“We were so privileged to have had these two giants among men be a part of the success of Golf for Life for so many years and although they are gone it was not a sombre day, but a day to celebrate something they both helped build through their dedication,” said Janice Perrino, chief executive officer of the Nanaimo and District Hospital Foundation, in a press release.

Foundation board chairman Greg Scott thanks participants and sponsors.

“We couldn’t hold this tournament without them,” he said.

The 25th Golf for Life Charity Classic will be held Sept. 7, 2018.

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