Published on July 24, 2017

Golfing For Great Healthcare At Genesis Pro-Am Challenge


Every shot of the 23rd annual Genesis Foundation Pro-Am Challenge will have an impact on the future of health services in the region.

Proceeds from the annual event on Monday, Aug. 28 will help support nursing education and healthcare needs in the communities served by Genesis. 

Among those local needs is Flu-Free Quad Cities, the free seasonal influenza vaccination program in the region.

Genesis Foundation nursing scholarships are awarded to current Genesis Health System nurses working toward furthering their nursing education.  Proceeds also fund scholarships for future nurses who will work at Genesis after graduation from baccalaureate nursing programs.

This year’s fundraising goal from the Genesis Pro-Am Challenge is more than $100,000.

The 2017 Genesis Foundation Pro-Am challenge will be played at Davenport Country Club and TPC Deere Run, Silvis. Each group will be paired with a PGA professional.

Entry fee is $250, which includes:
•    Greens and cart fees
•    Course refreshments
•    Entry gift
•    Lunch
•    Social hour/awards reception

Pro-Am title sponsors include Lexus of the Quad Cities and Quad City Bank and Trust.  

The Genesis Pro-Am Challenge events have raised more than $1.5 million over the years.  The proceeds represent an investment in nurses for the future at a time when a shortage of nurses is projected.

The Pro-Am Challenge raffle, which is open to the public, will feature prizes from Lexus of the Quad Cities and Maui Jim.  There are 250 raffle tickets available, each costing $50.  

Lexus of the Quad Cities will be providing the grand raffle prize, a golf vacation of a lifetime; a trip for two to play in the Lexus Champions for Charity national tournament  in December.  The trip includes airfare, pre-paid hotel, entry fees to the event and golf at Pebble Beach, Spyglass Hill and The Links at Spanish Bay.  

The raffle drawing will take place at the awards ceremony of the Genesis Foundation’s Pro-Am Challenge at Davenport Country Club.

The Pro-Am Challenge will also have feature prizes, including a $10,000 putt-off, Lexus GS F Sport 3-year lease on Lexus par-3 holes and various door prizes.  

"We're excited to continue our investment in current and future nurses,” said Missy Gowey, executive director of the Genesis Foundation.  “The education and development of nurses is an investment that benefits our patients, who receive the highest quality, most compassionate care from our skilled nurses.”  

To register as an individual or foursome, or for more information on the Genesis Foundation  Pro-Am Challenge, call the Genesis Health Services Foundation at (563) 421-6861 or register online at www.genesishealth.com/give


About the Genesis Foundation
The Genesis Foundation is dedicated to the care of those in need. The foundation provides charitable funds for programs to increase health and wellness to residents of the greater Quad Cities.


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