Help raise funds for local hospice care

Event to feature golf tournament, dinner and program

Golfers_Hospice_2013Riverwood Healthcare Center and Riverwood Foundation are hosting Holes fore Hospice, a charity event golf tournament and dinner, on Sun., July 13, at Cuyuna Rolling Hills Golf Club in Deerwood. See registration form.

Holes fore Hospice is an annual fundraising event that supports hospice care and palliative programming for patients and families who are facing terminal illness. Providing quality end-of-life care is an essential, meaningful and highly emotional component of a hospice program. The ultimate goal of hospice care is to offer support and care to maximize independence and comfort during the end-of-life process.

The golf scramble will feature 36 teams of four. They will be out on the course all day, playing to have a close score, while having a blast playing various games. The “PAR-TEE” social will begin at 4:30 p.m. at Cuyuna Rolling Hills Golf Course, followed by a casual dinner at 5:30 p.m.

“Through the generous support of our sponsors and golfers last year’s event raised over $21,000 for local hospice care,” says Katie Nelson, Riverwood Foundation manager.  “This year we are excited to hold our event at a new location—the Cuyuna Rolling Hills Club—and we look forward to another great golf tournament and dinner program in Deerwood.”

Registration for the golf tournament will begin at 10:30 a.m. with lunch and games starting at 11:00 a.m. The tournament’s shotgun start is at noon with contests for golfers to qualify for deluxe prizes. The cost for golf and dinner is $125, which includes 18 holes with a cart, lunch on the course. The dinner only cost is $30. All sponsors will receive signage on the course for about 160 golfers and volunteers to see.

“The success of this fun annual event comes from the community through both generous sponsorships and intensive volunteer efforts,” says Kim Jones, Holes fore Hospice event planner. “The funds raised support a cause that touches the lives of so many.”

For more information or to register for the event, call or text Kim Jones at (218) 380-3636 or email