Soggy weather didn’t dampen the spirits or enthusiasm of the full field of golfers who turned out for this years’ Jody Shelley Golf Fore Health held at the West Pubnico Golf and Country Club. In the end over $29,000 was raised in support of renal dialysis for the Yarmouth Regional Hospital.
Although the tournament was officially called off after nine holes, some hardy golfers continued for a full game. Afterwards all participants gathered at the club house to dry off, enjoy refreshments, and make their final bids on a variety of silent auction items. The highlight of the afternoon was the live auction, which included a signed jersey from Sidney Crosby. The winning bid was $3,200.
Between last years’ Christmas appeal, the annual Spring Gala and the Jody Shelley Golf Fore Health, just over $100,000 has been raised for renal dialysis to date.
This is the third annual Jody Shelley Golf Fore Health tournament organized by the Yarmouth Hospital Foundation. Tournament chairs Dr. Al Legere and Shirley d’Entremont, both board members, were very pleased with the outcome, despite the inclement weather.
Jody Shelley expressed thanks to the tournament chairs, sponsors, volunteers and the host club for staging the event each year. It’s clear from his whole-hearted involvement that Shelley views the event as a “great opportunity to give back to the community”.
With the successful completion of the renal dialysis fundraiser plans are now in the works for the Foundation’s 6th annual Christmas appeal. Efforts this year will focus on the purchase of a new ICU volume ventilator, commonly referred to as a respirator or a life support.