Jody Shelley’s Golf Fore Health Cancelled
Jody Shelley has teed off for the last time at Jody Shelley’s Golf Fore Health tournament.
Since 2005, the former NHLe r has been the face and patron of the tournament which has generated $523,000 for the Yarmouth Hospital Foundation to purchase equipment for the Yarmouth Regional Hospital, which serves Digby, Shelburne, and Yarmouth Counties.
The COVID-19 pandemic forced the Foundation to cancel the golf tournament, along with the Spring Gala, for 2020. Prior to the pandemic, Jody Shelley had already decided to announce that 2020 would be his last year for involvement in the tournament to which he has so generously lent his name and his time. Shelley’s decision has coincided with the new five-year strategic plan the YHF board has adopted, says YHF Board Chair Dr. Harold Cook. “The plan takes our fundraising efforts in new directions. Consequently, the golf tournament will not be revived when the pandemic has subsided.”