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Foundation prepares for Hawk Ridge Hospital Classic

5/22/2009 12:00:00 AM

(Friday, May 22, 2009 – Orillia, ON) – In less than two weeks – Wednesday, June 3, to be exact – Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital Foundation (OSMHF) will be hitting the links at Hawk Ridge Golf and Country Club to host the 12th Annual Hawk Ridge Hospital Classic.


After 12 years, it is still one of the largest tournaments in the Orillia area, and the most successful fundraiser for OSMH.


“It is fantastic that after 11 years our tournament is still a great success,” says Nicole McCahon, executive director of the OSMHF. “Every year we are able to meet our fundraising goal; this wouldn’t be possible without the generosity of our sponsors and volunteers.”


Over the past 11 years the annual tournament has raised more than $1.13 million for the OSMH equipment fund, supporting the purchase of items such as the MRI (magnetic resonance imaging machine), emergency room equipment, and other general hospital equipment. This year the foundation hopes to raise more than $120,000.


“The money that we raise during the tournament directly benefits our hospital and our community. It ensures that Hospital staff can provide excellent patient care,” says Dave Carson, chair of the golf tournament, and Foundation board member.


For the third year in a row, the Foundation also incorporated the Hospital Raffle, which presents a winning combination of a 2010 Skidoo GSX – 550F sport, a 2009 Can-Am Outlander 400, and a 2009 Seadoo GTI-130 – generously donated by Aviva Canada Inc., MD Marine Insurance and Leatherdale Marine. The winner of this year’s grand prize will take home any 2 of the 3 latter prizes.


“Instead of (OSMH Foundation and McLean & Dickey) selecting the prize ourselves, this year we will leave it up to the grand prize winner to pick their favourite combination,” explains Danielle Tisi of McLean & Dickey, presenting sponsor of the raffle. “It’s a win-win situation for everyone.”


And as always there are other exciting prizes to be won, such as a Whole Home outdoor living room set courtesy of Peel Mutual Insurance Company and Sears; a Samsung 42” HDTV courtesy of Leon’s Orillia; and a Cuisinart cookware set courtesy of Home Hardware.


This week you can find the grand prizes around town at the Downtown Sidewalk Sale, at Webers on Friday, May 29, and at Sears Orillia on Saturday, May 30. Tickets are also available at the hospital foundation office at 150 Mississaga Street West, and at McLean and Dickey at 390 Laclie Street.


Tickets are $10 each, three for $25, or 15 for $100. Winners will be drawn on June 3 at the Hawk Ridge Hospital Classic.


Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital Foundation is a proud partner of Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital and the people of Orillia and North Simcoe/Muskoka. The foundation provides funds to the hospital to buy medical equipment, sustain programs and assist the hospital in maintaining its position as a leader in providing quality community based healthcare.




For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact:


Terry Dyni, Director, Community Relations

T: (705) 327-9179

E: tadyni@osmh.on.ca      


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