Friday, November 24th, 2017

Golfers offer support and honor Holly Sale

Posted: Thursday, September 28, 2017

Golfers gathered to share camaraderie, raise funds for new medical equipment, and remember a dedicated community member at the 27th annual Parkview Huntington Golf Classic.

Parkview Huntington Foundation organized the event, held recently at Norwood Golf Course. Proceeds from the day will purchase a Biodex Balance System for Parkview Huntington Hospital’s Rehabilitation and Wellness Department. The device has a host of uses that will greatly enhance the department’s fall-risk screening capabilities and therapists’ ability to evaluate and provide treatment for patients of all ages who have balance issues.

More than 20 hospital employees and community members volunteered to assist throughout the day. And one long-time volunteer was remembered.

The late Holly Sale, director of the hospital’s Rehabilitation and Wellness Department, was honored with the 2017 Parkview Huntington Foundation PARtner award. At the ceremony, Parkview Huntington Foundation Director Mike Perkins noted her significant contributions to the event’s success over the years as a member of the organizing committee, a volunteer, and a sponsor and auction gift contributor.

“Holly Sale is a major reason this event has grown to be able to provide this level of support for the hospital,” said Perkins. “The golf classic will always reflect her spirit, her enthusiasm, and her dedication to the hospital and the community it serves.”

The Moake Park Group architectural firm was presenting sponsor for this year’s golf classic.

“We are grateful for Moake Park’s generous support, as well as the help from all our sponsors and auction gift contributors,” Perkins said. “Scheerer McCulloch Auctioneers again conducted a successful live auction to cap the event.”

The rain stayed away through most of what was a beautiful day out on the links.

“Again this year, team competition was keen,” said Perkins. “Three foursomes tied for low score in the ladies’ division, and first, second, and third places there were awarded based on the teams’ scores on the lowest-handicap holes on the back nine.”

The foursome of Derek Dyer, EJ Carroll, Kaine Carroll and Rob Harmon carded the day’s low score of 55 to capture first place in the Men’s Division. First place in the Ladies’/Mixed Division, with a score of 58, went to the Fort Wayne Radiology team of Gary Randle, Kelli Lesh, Ed Beckner, and Randy Chin. The Ladies’ Division was won by the foursome of Megan Bobay, Darlene Stanley, Megan Reckelhoff, and Ann Davis, who finished with 64.

Jim Walker was the winner of the gentlemen’s drive accuracy contest on the 2nd hole. The ladies’ winner in that competition was Megan Bobay. Other course skills contest prizes went to Jim Reid, for the longest putt on the 18th hole, and to Don Stoffel, whose drive was closest to the pin on the par-three No. 8.