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Preparations for HRMC Foundation’s 22nd Annual Charitable Classic Golf & Gala are underway


Preparations for HRMC Foundation’s 22nd Annual Charitable Classic Golf & Gala are underway

The HRMC Foundation is presenting its 22nd Annual Charitable Classic Golf & Gala, a two-day fundraiser Tuesday, Aug. 27 and Wednesday, Aug. 28 for MedWest-Haywood that features five golf tournaments and an evening gala. 

On June 12 the HRMC foundation held a sponsor kick-off to thank past and current sponsors at Maggie Valley Club.  This year’s lead sponsor, Warren and Marilyn Bateman, served as hosts for the kick-off. 

The HRMC Foundation promotes and administers charitable gifts for the advancement of MedWest-Haywood’s abilities to respond fully to the changing and growing health care needs of local citizens. Proceeds from the 2013 HRMC Foundation Charitable Classic Golf & Gala will help fund: 

•A remodel of the 4th floor of the hospital which encompasses Women’s Care and the Progressive Care Unit (PCU). 

•Unbudgeted Funding Opportunities (UFO) which is a grant program to help departments at MedWest Haywood purchase equipment or materials to supplement the current budget. 

The HRMC Foundation Charitable Classic Golf & Gala kicks off Tuesday, Aug. 27 with Men’s Golf Tournament at 8:30 a.m. at Maggie Valley Club and Ladies’ Golf Tournament at 12:30 p.m. at Waynesville Inn Golf Resort & Spa. 

On Wednesday, Aug. 28, a Men’s Golf Tournament starts at 8:00 a.m., Waynesville Inn Golf Resort & Spa, followed by Men’s Golf Tournaments at noon, Laurel Ridge Country Club in Waynesville and 1:00 p.m. at Waynesville Inn Golf Resort & Spa. 
The format for the tournaments is captain’s choice with two-person teams. Boxed lunches and beverages will be provided for all golfers and volunteers at each tournament. 

The Gala celebration from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 28 at Waynesville Inn Golf Resort & Spa will feature an eloquent dinner buffet and live music by the band Orange Krush. 

Individual tickets to the evening Gala are $65. Individual golf tournament slots are $150 and include one ticket to the evening Gala. Discount tickets for men participating in two tournaments are $250 each and include two Gala tickets. 

Event co-chairs are Ron and Susan Breese.   To date, over 117 sponsors have contributed over $110,000 to the event.  Sponsorships and golf entries are available for all tournaments.

 “Susan and I are honored to be the co-chairs for this year’s event,” said Ron Breese.  

Susan Breese’s father and mother, Dick and Emily Bradley, were past co-chairs of the tournament.  “My dad and mom instilled in me that as members of this community we must give back by volunteering and supporting financially worthwhile causes in Haywood County.  MedWest Haywood is a vital part of this community and the HRMC Foundation has contributed significant funds to assist the hospital in providing excellent care to the citizens of Haywood County,” said Susan Breese. 

Those interested in purchasing tickets or receiving more information about the event or the Foundation may contact HRMC Foundation Assistant Marge Stiles at (828) 452-8343 or, or Executive Director of Foundations Steve Brown at (828) 452-8317 or 

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