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HK’s Tournament Exceeds Fundraising Goal

Monday, July 31, 2017

The 39th Annual HK's Hospital Benefit Golf Tournament, held June 2–4 at The Lodge of Four Seasons, raised $127,000. All proceeds are going toward a remodel of Lake Regional Outpatient Services. This busy department includes ambulatory surgery and receives more than 26,400 visits annually.

"We thank the many sponsors, golfers and volunteers for their generous support, which is allowing Lake Regional Outpatient Services to grow to accommodate increased demand," said Michael E. Henze, chief executive officer of Lake Regional Health System. "We are grateful for the opportunity to enhance patient comfort and privacy while providing exceptional patient care."

The annual HK's Hospital Benefit Golf Tournament has raised more than $3 million since its start. Areas of Lake Regional Hospital that have benefited from past tournaments include the Sleep Center, Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit, Family Birth Center, Cancer Center, Wound Healing Center, Orthopedic Surgery, Laboratory, Step Down Unit and Cardiac Catheterization Lab. The tournament, traditionally held the first weekend in June, was established by Harold Koplar, founder of The Lodge of Four Seasons.

"We're pleased to support the hospital," said Susan Brown of Four Seasons Companies and HK's Tournament Committee co-chair. "Access to quality care is essential to the quality of life of our residents and our many visitors."

Sponsors who donated $1,000 or more were invited to attend a VIP/Celebrity Party on Friday evening at The Lodge of Four Seasons. HK's honorary chair Deron Cherry, former safety for the Kansas City Chiefs, was present, as well as several Kansas City Chiefs players, Chiefs Ambassadors and other sports celebrities.

More than 350 people attended the Meet the Chiefs Party and Auction on Saturday evening, which featured live and silent auctions.

On Sunday, 177 golfers played The Cove Golf Course — the Lodge's signature course designed by the legendary Robert Trent Jones Sr.

"Thanks to the community for their tremendous support again this year," Brown said. "We could not be successful without our generous sponsors, donors, golfers and volunteers. We also are grateful to Deron Cherry, the Kansas City Chiefs and the Chiefs Ambassadors, who are always major contributors to the tournament."

Brown also thanked event co-chairs Cecilia Thomson and Walter White.

Mark your calendar for the 40th Annual HK's Hospital Benefit Golf Tournament, scheduled June 2–3, 2018. To learn more, visit