Golf tourney aids children

17 years ago

More than $20,000 was raised in support of local children’s healthcare at this year’s TAMC Golf Classic, held at Presque Isle Country Club July 21. The annual scramble benefited Children’s Miracle Network of Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems, an organization committed to saving and improving the lives of children in our area. Aroostook MRI was the tournament’s major sponsor.     “The weather wasn’t as perfect as we would have liked, but everything went smoothly and the golfers had a good time,” said Dave Peterson, President/CEO of The Aroostook Medical Center. “One of the reasons why people get excited about the tournament is because it supports area children.”
Children’s Miracle Network raises money for its 170 member hospitals across the country through retail balloon sales, radiothons and telethons, and events like the TAMC Golf Classic.
Proceeds from last year’s tournament were used to partially fund a new infant security system at A.R. Gould Memorial Hospital in Presque Isle. The system is an example of equipment that helps maintain a high level of care beyond what is made possible through the hospital’s annual operating budget.
Other equipment purchases and upgrades at the hospital made possible by Children’s Miracle Network include a birthing tub, fetal monitoring system, and pediatric exam tables.
Tournament winners were as follows: first place, low gross, women: Ursula Johnston, Lupita Albert, Emily Jose and Alice Roy. First place, low gross, men: Spencer Deschene, Jim York, Brad Thibeau and Nic Gallant. First place, low net, women: Dottie Hill, Marie Suitter, Jeanne Paradis and Heather Houston. First place, low net, men: Greg Michaud, Babe Michaud, Dan Michaud and Colin Gamblin.
Second Place, low gross, women: Alexis Madore, Betty Deveau, Sandra Beaupre and Jan Beaulieu. Second place, low gross, men: Dave Peterson, Tom Peterson, Mike Peterson and Mike Clendenning. Second place, low net, women: Betty Kent-Conant, Terry Brewer, Dottie Wheeler and Tammy Long. Second Place, low net, men: Alton Hartt, Roy Beaulieu, Norm Kinney and Andrew McQuade.
Longest Drive, women: Jen Jose. Longest drive, men: Spencer Deschene. Closest to the pin, women: Ursula Johnston. Closest to the pin, men: Steve Chandler.