CKHA golf tourney raises $131K

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Organizers of the 18th Annual Charity Golf Tournament for the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance scored an eagle recently bringing in more than $131,000.

The tournament took place June 9 at Maple City Country Club.

With the support of 128 golfers and an unprecedented number of sponsors, this year’s tournament blew past last year’s record-setting total of $110,340 for the CKHA’s foundation.

Proceeds from this year’s tournament will support the purchase of a new operating room surgical table with bariatric extensions for CKHA. Such tables are used daily for all surgical procedures within each of CKHA’s six OR suites.

The inclusion of bariatric extensions will assist with the growing number of procedures performed on larger patients who require more physical body support.

The addition of pressure-reducing mattresses will help to minimize the risk of patients experiencing pressure injuries from lying on the OR table for extended periods of time.

This year’s tournament received support from more than 50 sponsors and in-kind partners from across Chatham-Kent and beyond.

The success of the tournament was also made possible by months of hard work and dedication from its volunteer planning committee, led by committee chair John Schinkel, officials said.

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