Published on September 09, 2013

Community Supports Nursing Scholarships at Golf Outing

The Ninth Annual Mercer Foundation for Health Golf Outing was held on Friday, August 16 at Hawthorn Ridge Golf Course in Aledo. Twenty-two teams played the 18 hole preferred ball scramble. The top placing teams were: First place - Midwest Bank of Western Illinois; Second place - Struble Farms; and Third place - Walsh Construction.

Aaron Jenson, Rex Johnson, Matt Gillen, Ben Gillen

(Left to right): Aaron Jenson, Rex Johnson,
Matt Gillen, and Ben Gillen.

The golf outing raised thousands of dollars to support a new nursing scholarship program for employees at Genesis Medical Center, Aledo and Genesis Senior Living, Aledo.

"We are dedicated to providing quality, compassionate care for our patients This scholarship program will help our nurses grow through advanced educational opportunities and degree programs," said Ted Rogalski, Administrator, Genesis Medical Center, Aledo.

Golfers enjoyed excellent weather conditions and competed for many great prizes including rounds of golf at Kewanee Dunes, Spirit Hollow, and Gibson Woods; a Pandora bracelet; Illini football/basketball tickets; a Hole In One Contest for a Chevy Impala and gift certificates to many popular local businesses and restaurants.

"We appreciate all the players who golfed in our outing. A special thank you to our local businesses and sponsors for their generosity and friendship. We couldn't hold this event without your help," said Vicki Palmer, President, Mercer Foundation for Health.

Mercer Foundation for Health would like to thank Matt Ewing, Steve Oaks, Jason Roeder, Janine Thirtyacre, Melissa Seefeld, and Lori Feik who served on our golf committee. A special thank you to Hawthorn Ridge Golf Course, Essig Motors, and the Mercer County Boys and Girls Golf teams for their help at the outing.

The support of the community enables the Foundation to continue its mission to help provide the best possible health care for people living in and around Mercer County.

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