HOISINGTON — The Clara Barton Hospital Foundation will celebrate and make a grand return, with all aspects of the Annual Benefit back this year – in-person. The 29th Annual Benefit will be celebrated over Father’s Day weekend, June 17-18. This year’s event theme “Making a Real Impact” is a tribute to the positive transformation the Clara Barton organization is undergoing thanks to its supportive community. With the hospital expansion well underway, proceeds will help bring MRI services in-house and ensure that timely diagnostics, treatments and life-saving work continues at Clara Barton Medical Center.
To kick off Father’s Day weekend, the four-man scramble golf tournament will be on Friday, June 17 at Lake Barton Golf Course, with tee times beginning at 7:10 a.m. through early afternoon. The cost to enter is $95 per player or $380 per team. Registration includes green fees, golf cart rental, lunch on the course, and a player gift. During this year’s tournament participants will have the chance to win awards for three tournament flights – top three places, thanks to sponsors: Ehler Chevrolet, First Kansas Bank, and Barton County Transfer Service. The registration deadline is Tuesday, June 14.
The memorable Hole-In-One Contest will offer golfers two chances to win $1,000 thanks to Ehler Chevrolet. Other contests include longest drive, longest putt, closest to the hole and straightest shot for both men’s and women’s divisions, sponsored by Cardinal Pharmacy.
On Saturday, June 18, a catered dinner sponsored by Nex-Tech and Nex-Tech Wireless will be available at the Knights of Columbus, 114 N. Main Street in Hoisington at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 and must be purchased by Thursday, June 9, either online or by calling the foundation, 620-292-0814.
The benefit auction will be a hybrid event for the first time ever – with both a live, in-person event after the dinner and an online silent auction. After the dinner, specialty items, trips, and experiences will be available for live bidding. Additional silent auction items will be available for bidding online June 17-18. To view these items and register to bid, visit www.one.bidpal.net/clarabarton or simply text clarabarton to 243725. Auction items include a week-long Branson Getaway, Royals tickets/parking pass, guided fishing trip, firepit, handbags, golf membership, an autographed Lady Oilers State Champion basketball, Rock Haven spa package, autographed memorabilia, and hand-crafted specialty items and art. The traveling longhorn horns will again be part of the auction this year.
To download the benefit registration form for the golf tournament or to purchase dinner tickets, visit www.clarahospital.com/benefit or call Michelle Moshier at 620-292-0814.
If you are interested in volunteering or supporting the event, contact the Foundation office. For more information about the event and for a complete listing of sponsors who make this important fundraiser possible, go to www.clarabartonhospital.com/benefit.