Golf Tournament Supports Cardiac Services

by Danielle Cotterman on September 9, 2011 at 4:14 am

A three-day golf outing will support local heart patience.

The 31st annual Genesis Pro-Am teed-off Friday at Zanesville Country Club. In past years the event has helped support a variety of Genesis services. Last year the focus was cancer, this year proceeds will benefit cardiac services.

"It really supports our mission, Genesis’ mission," said Chief Financial Officer of Genesis Healthcare Foundation Paul Masterson. "I’ve been here 20 years and I’m very tied into the community, very tied into the mission of the organization and money raised it helps off-set some of the cost for providing services to the community."

The fundraiser typically raises nearly $100,000. This year 160 players will take part in the game of golf -that’s more than ever before. Raising an upwards amount of $140,000.

"Golfing is always a great way to have an outing because folks really enjoy that as a sport," said Executive Director of Genesis Healthcare Foundation Paul Mcclelland.  "It has a good strong connection with business and so far we’ve been very fortunate to have a lot of support from the community for it."

The outing began Friday and will continue through the weekend-ending on Sunday when more than 30 Professional golfers will take part in the final day scramble.