Golfers Brave Heat for Golf & Tennis Classic

Bill Fell, longtime NorthBay Healthcare Foundation board member, gives a thumbs up to the start of the golf tournament. At left, Deb Kight, R.N., takes a swing during one of the tennis matches.

A warm day didn’t deter a full complement of golfers and tennis players from turning out for NorthBay Guild’s 31st Annual Golf & Tennis Classic on Monday, July 14.

“This is the Guild’s fourth year of a five-year commitment to support the NorthBay Medical Center Trauma Program through funds raised at the Classic,” explained Jane Hilliard, director of volunteer services, “so we invited our volunteers to come up with ways to keep the trauma theme going throughout the golf course.”

Trauma touches included offering players cocktails at the registration desk served through saline bottles and “IV drips.” Volunteers drove around in golf “crash carts” with flashing blue lights, and Jell-O shots in Code Blue syringes were offered to golfers at the 17th hole. Others enjoyed “Washington Apple-tinis” in tiny specimen cups labeled with reminders that “An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away.” It was all in fun for a good cause, and raised $42,000 for our trauma program, said Jane.

“Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves, and we couldn’t have done it without the help of our tireless volunteers, staff and the generous support of our sponsors.”

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