The 40th Annual HK’s Hospital Benefit Golf Tournament, benefiting Lake Regional Health System, concluded June 3 at The Cove Golf Course. The tournament featured more than $100,000 in prizes, including CallawayGolf.com gift cards, awarded to the top four teams in each flight and sponsored by Central Bank of Lake of the Ozarks, and a $10,000 putting contest, sponsored by McGrath Insurance.
Tee times took place in the morning and afternoon with 170 golfers participating. The first place morning A-flight team, with a score of 59, included John Ross, Kevin Hormuth, Dan Walsh and Bill Snyders. The first place afternoon A-flight team, with a score of 55, included Danny Brandt, Cody Fox, Jeff Jones and Dustin Murphy. Closest-to-the-pin prizes also were awarded on five holes. See complete tournament results.
Other tournament events included a VIP/Celebrity Party on the Rooftop on June 1 and a Meet the Chiefs Live and Silent Auction on June 2. Both events were held at The Lodge of Four Seasons.
The Annual HK’s Hospital Benefit Golf Tournament — traditionally held the first weekend in June — was established by Harold Koplar, founder of The Lodge of Four Seasons. Throughout its history, it has earned in excess of $3 million for Lake Regional medical departments and the purchase of new medical equipment. This year, all proceeds benefit Lake Regional Cardiopulmonary Rehab, which cares for more than 3,000 patients annually. The department will purchase a new heart monitoring system that will double the number of new patients the department can accept.
“Thanks to the community for supporting this important event again this year,” said Terri Hall, Lake Regional director of Fund Development. “We could not be successful without our generous sponsors, donors, golfers and volunteers.”
Hall also thanked the event co-chairs Susan Brown, Cecilia Thomson and Walter White; and the Kansas City Chiefs Ambassadors, who served as the event’s honorary co-chairs. Major sponsors of the tournament included Central Bank of Lake of the Ozarks; The Koplar Family and Fox 5 KRBK; The Lodge of Four Seasons; Iroquois Federal/Iroquois Financial; and Lake Media.