Drive For Health Benefit Golf Tournament

24th Annual Golf Tournament/Silent Auction was held on
Friday June 2, 2017 at the
Oakley Country Club

The Logan County Healthcare Foundation’s 24th annual Drive for Health Benefit Golf Tournament was held Friday, June 2, 2017 at the Oakley Country Club.  We had excellent participation in all our events over the weekend, which included 23 teams in the annual golf tournament!  With the combined sponsorship of the Golf Tournament, the Silent Auction and the Twin Fun Run/Walk over $27,000 was raised for the Logan County Healthcare Foundation.

Thank you to all our sponsors!  Our Diamond Sponsors included:  Logan County Health Services, Eugene E. Lewis, Jr. Family Trust, Emilee Schulte Trust, and Farmers State Bank.  Corporate Gold sponsors included: Pioneer Feedyard, Frontier Ag, Inc., Western Plains Energy, Mackley Farms, Doug Mackley, Sporer Land Development, David and Cheri Weber, City of Oakley, and Oakley Health Mart.  Silver Sponsors included: Dr. Richard Loftus, Dr. Terri Albers, Mitten Travel Plaza, Oakley Ag Center, Fry Eye Associates, Midwest Energy, Docs Who Care, Kennedy-Koster Funeral Home, Oakley Veterinary Service, ARSI – Accounts Recovery Specialist, Inc., Eland Title Company/Pyramid Abstract, Office Works and Home Furnishings, Brown’s Medical Imaging, G & H Computer Services, The Bank, Younkin Chiropractic, Scheopner’s Water Conditioning, Inc., Topline Steel Buildings, Hospital Pharmacy Management, Oakley Eye Center, Greg & Brenda Hubert, Knipp Services, Gamma Pi Alpha, Midway Realty, Inc., Farm Credit of Western Kansas, Central States Fitness Systems, Inc., Carl & Wanda Uhrich, Oakley Farm & Home Center, LLC, Vignery & Dees LLC, The Bluff, Weiser Agency, AFLAC-Nikki Moellering, Chris Marshall Seeds, Inc., Roof Pros LLC, Future Investments LLC, Sunshine Bakery, LLC, S & S Home Inspections, Sam’s Styling, Adams Brown, Beran, & Ball, CHTD, Donelan Jewelry and Dave’s Body Shop.  Our Bronze Sponsors:  Pizza Hut of Oakley, LeRoy’s Printing & Publishing, Inc., Colby Bowl & Fun Center, and FDIC Club.

Businesses or individuals that sponsored a golf team included:  Farm Bureau Financial Services, Oakley Ag Center, Farmers State Bank, Sporer Land Development, Great Western Tire, Mark and Dianne Watkins, S & T Communications, Mark Teemat, Oakley’s Family Fun Center, Doug Mackley, Jeff & Sherri Mackley, Kent & Cindy Gfeller, and Buffalo Bill’s Bar & Grill.

Prize sponsors included:  Sporer Land Development, Classy Liquor, Western Plains Realty, Mark and Dianne Watkins, Oakley’s Family Fun Center, ARSI, Farmers State Bank, LeRoy’s Printing & Publishing, and Matt & Marti Engel.

In-Kind Sponsors included:  Heartland Foods and Mark & Dianne Watkins for the terrific breakfast, J & R Auto Group for the yummy appetizers, and Jay & Melanie Sporer and Brad & Vicky Joseph for the wonderful lunch.  Other In-Kind sponsors included: Oakley Country Club, Wholesale Beverage, Pappy and Sue Lies, Mark & Dianne Watkins, Farmers State Bank, Heartland Foods, Western Plains Realty, Classy Liquor, ARSI, Sporer Land Development, LeRoy’s Printing, Tim Hubert, Matt & Marti Engel, Logan County Implement,  City of Oakley, Police Department in Oakley, Nikki & Ansley Moellering, Bob Kelly, Shawna Allison, Tracie Ottley, Breanna Broeckelman, Paula Burris, Jaime & Jantz Lowrie, Melanie & Jarrett Sporer, Jace & Jantz Engel,  Betty Hockersmith, Amy Gassmann, Carrie Weber, Susan Bloom, Oakley Chamber of Commerce, Cornerstone Ag LLC, Discover Oakley, Oakley Recreation Commission, and Campbell Insurance for the Hole-in-One Insurance.

Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers who gave up their time to help the Foundation! The Healthcare Foundation would like to thank the volunteers of Melanie Sporer, Vicky Joseph, Betty Hockersmith, Shawna Allison, Carrie Weber, Matt Engel, Jace Engel, Jantz Engel, Paula Burris, Jaime Lowrie, Nikki Moellering, Ansley Moellering, Tracie Ottley, Breanna Broeckelman, Amy Gassmann, Jarrett Sporer, Jantz Lowrie, and the committee members of Mark Watkins, Bob Kelly, Tim Hubert, and Shawna Allison.

The Foundation would also like to thank the Oakley Country Club for use of the facility and Sandy Dennis for always being so accommodating to our tournament.  A big thank you to all of those who generously donated the use of their golf carts for the day and those who graciously donated money.

The Logan County Healthcare Foundation would also like to thank all those who donated the items for the Silent Auction and also thank all those who bought items at the Silent Auction.  The Silent Auction went over very well and added over $5000 to our total profit, making the Silent Auction a success!

The weather was beautiful and we had 23 teams that had a lot of fun!  Thanks again for participating in our Golf Tournament!  Winning the championship flight was Terry Hockersmith, Ed Mildenberger, Kenny Ziegler, & Dennis Hays.  First place in the championship flight was Jace Ochs, Manning Sumaya, Jason Robben, and Kevin Shaw.  First Place in the First Flight was Mel Snow, Steve Allison, Mike Zimmerman, and Russ Kahle.  Second Place in the First Flight was the Mackley Team of Amber Mackley, Lakyn Mackley, Madison Mackley, and Sherri Mackley.  All of the teams graciously gave back their winnings to the Foundation!

Cayle Hubert won the prize for the longest putt on hole #1. Doug Mackley won the prize for the longest putt on hole #6.  Terry Hockersmith won the prize for the longest putt on hole #8.  Ed Mildenberger won the prize on hole #9 for the longest putt.  Ed Mildenberger took home the prize for the most mulligans purchased.  Thank you to Classy Liquor and Mark & Dianne Watkins, and Oakley’s Family Fun Center for purchasing the prizes for our winners!  Thank you to all of the players for participating in the event.  The Healthcare Foundation truly appreciates all of the support!

The mission of the Logan County Healthcare Foundation is to enhance local health care services by providing scholarships, sponsor health education and awareness programs, upgrade technology and provide medical equipment, and assist in the recruitment of medical professionals.  Since its creation in 1993, the Logan County Healthcare Foundation has funded projects totaling over $1.6 million. The Logan County Healthcare Foundation’s funding recipients include:  Logan County Health Department, Healthy Logan County, Logan County Manor, Logan County Hospital, New Frontier’s Health Services, City of Oakley, Logan County EMS, Oakley Police Department, Buffalo Bill Cultural Center, Oakley Heath Mart Pharmacy, Logan County Wellness Center, Logan County Transportation Services, Oakley Public Schools, Tri-Plains, St. Joseph Elementary School, Logan County Extension, and Cardiac Rehab.  The Logan County Healthcare Foundation is funded entirely through private means. This funding comes from tax credits, fundraising activities, donations and planned giving.  Fundraising activities include a Memorial Tree during the Christmas season, The Fall Gala during the Fall, the Golf Tournament, the Silent Auction, and the Twin 5K, 10K, Mile Run/Walk.  Donations to the foundation can be set up as planned giving through an estate or trust, made as a memorial or in any way of the giver’s choice. If you would like more information about the Logan County Healthcare Foundation you can call the office at (785)672-3663, or email, or visit or stop by and visit with Marti at the office at 222 Center Ave in Oakley.

Thanks again to everyone who helped, participated, sponsored, and donated!  The Foundation greatly appreciates your continued support and generosity!

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