Rain doesn’t dampen golfers’ spirits Annual La Grange Hospital outing captures the crowd
(from left) Steve Sczurek of Orland Park, Event Co-chairman John Dixon of Western Springs, Don Burke of Clarendon Hills and Jessie Barrett of Clarendon Hills. | Photo by Alex Dosen
13th Annual Golf Classic
Benefiting: Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital
Patient Care Center
Attending: 200 Raised: $240,000+
Updated: October 14, 2012 12:55PM
La Grange Memorial Hospital Foundation celebrated its 13th annual golf classic by raising more than $240,000 for Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, a figure that does not include a matching grant from the foundation. The Aug. 13 event was held at the La Grange Country Club, 620 S. Brainard Ave., La Grange.
Despite rainy weather, more than 200 community leaders, physicians and loyal donors turned out for the sold-out event, which included breakfast, lunch and dinner, 18 holes of golf and a live auction.
Proceeds will go to benefit the hospital’s Patient Care Center, a state-of-the-art inpatient facility using evidence-based design and advanced medical technology.
The outing was co-chaired by Dr. Edgar Carell, as well as a team of brothers: David Dixon, G. Grant Dixon III and John Dixon.
“It’s a testament to how much our attendees value Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital that they would spend a day golfing in the rain to support us,” said Lary A. Davis, the hospital’s chief executive officer. “Their stamina made a big impression on me.”
The spirit of the day wasn’t lost on the event organizers.
“Our family feels that a strong hospital is vital to the community and we are proud to serve the community and support this worthy cause,” said co-chairman G. Grant Dixon.
Proceeds were matched dollar-for-dollar through a grant from the Community Memorial Foundation.
For more information on the La Grange Memorial Foundation call (708) 245-2904 or visit www.