Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation Hosts Successful Hole in One for Healthcare Golf Tournament despite COVID challenges


On Friday, July 3, 80 golfers and hospital volunteers gathered at The Powder Horn Golf Club to raise awareness and funds for patient care programs at Sheridan Memorial Hospital.  The Foundation’s 11th Annual Golf Tournament focused on raising funds that will go towards our hospital’s areas of greatest need, related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Access to the best supplies, tools, and equipment available make it possible for Sheridan Memorial Hospital to continue driving forward in providing excellent patient-centered care, for everyone.

Even with the size and adjustments to this year’s tournament, the event was a huge success, raising over $12,000 for various areas of greatest need, related to the COVID-19 pandemic at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. Over its 11 years, the annual event has raised over $250,000 in support of excellent patient care for our community.  Projects funded include the Intensive Care Unit, Cardiac Care, and the Cath Lab, the Patient GAP Fund, which helps ensure successful recovery for patients after a hospital stay, various other department projects. Most recently, these funds were able to support the COVID-19 Care Fund that was created to immediately provide relief and support to Sheridan Memorial Hospital in the beginning stages of COVID-19 in our community. 

With daily changes and updates to operations due to COVID-19, the 2020 tournament was a modified version of how this event has run in the past, including the number of teams able to play, the check-in process, and tournament start, and even the day of play. “We are eager about this event each year, and with the last six months the world has faced, The Foundation was especially looking forward to spending time with our sponsors and participants at this year’s tournament. Modifications were made, so this event was possible, taking into consideration the safety of players and volunteers. The SMH Foundation looks forward to future tournaments where we are again able to open this tournament up to all of our friends and supporters,” shared Chief Development Officer Cody Sinclair. 

Winners of this year’s Tournament included:  

1st Place Team – Shawn O’Dell, Will O’Dell, Danny Shore, Jayson Shore

Others who received recognition for their excellent play included Kaelee Saner, Kristin Wilkerson, Logan Garstad, and Joe Wright.   

According to The Foundation, First Federal Bank and Trust, 609 Consulting, LLC; D.A. Davidson; Kennon; and O’Dell Construction were this year’s Hole-in-One, Gold Sponsors.

Cody Sinclair, Chief Development Officer, wrapped up the event, “It was a great day of golf and philanthropy with funds raised to support healthcare for our community.  Sheridan Memorial Hospital and the care it provides to everyone is remarkable, and The Foundation is appreciative of everyone who was involved.  Thank you to all of our wonderful tournament sponsors, participants, and volunteers for helping make this a great event!”  

For more information on The Foundation, and how you can become part of their life-changing efforts, visit sheridanhospital.org/foundation today.