Golfing fundraiser supports local nonprofit
HUMMELS WHARF—Golfers braved the heat on Wednesday to support the Helen Keithline Memorial Tournament, with over 20 teams committed to raising funds for SUN Home Health. First-year player Kyle Davies said the opportunity to golf while supporting a good cause was unbeatable.
“The turnout is great. I mean there’s a lot of groups out here—a lot of great people of various ages from young to the elderly and you know, it’s for a good cause. The tournament is playing well, the course is good, the greens are rolling well, and we’re playing pretty good so far. So, we’ll see how it turns out.”
Tournament committee member Rick Shuck said players travel far and wide to join the annual tournament in a show of commitment that raises $10,000 yearly to support uninsured and underinsured patients in need of home healthcare services. Former employee of SUN Home Health, Shuck said passion for the cause keeps him committed to organizing the tournament each year.
“I believe in the organization. I see what they do firsthand. They provided hospice care for my mother and they were wonderful. I believe in their mission, I believe in the people, and I know what their nurses, therapists, and staff do every day in homes throughout central Pennsylvania. They’re a great organization—great cause.”
From newborns to the elderly, the nonprofit organization provides half a million per year in care for those who need it most and the tournament is the biggest fundraiser of the year. With a complimentary lunch, dinner, refreshments, and a “prize cart” that awards golfers for their time and effort, the tournament was an opportunity for golfers to have a great time while supporting a great cause. The event took place at the Susquehanna Valley Country Club. (Carrie Haines)