Winona Health Foundationís event benefits Ben & Adith Miller Patient Care Fund
The Ben & Adith Miller Classic, Winona Health Foundationís premier fundraising event benefiting the Ben & Adith Miller Patient Care Fund, will be Monday, August 12, at Cedar Valley Golf Course.
In addition to the 18-hole Main Event, the full day of activities includes a free public golf exhibition, a 9-hole Youth Tournament for golfers ages 11 to 18 in the morning, and the Green Monster Challenge, a 9-hole scramble during the afternoon.
This yearís event features golf pro Rich Beem sponsored by Miller Felpax. The highlight of Beemís PGA victories was when he fended off Tiger Woods to win the 2002 PGA championship at Hazeltine National Golf Club, one of four prestigious majors. Beem will give an exhibition that is free and open to the public at 10 a.m. and will entertain event participants later in the day.
The Youth Tournament begins at 7 a.m. with registration and continental breakfast. The Youth Tournament, open to youth ages 11 through 18, features a four-person scramble with prizes. Registration is $10 per person. Young golfers can register in teams or as individuals be assigned to a foursome.
The Green Monster Challenge begins at 12:15 with registration and a light lunch at Cedar Valley Restaurant. After lunch, participants will head out on carts for a 1:30 shotgun start on Cedar Valleyís Green Monster course. The format is a four-person scramble with hole prizes and competition prizes. Registration is $100 per person and includes lunch, refreshments on the course, a participation gift and a photo of your foursome. Hole sponsorships are available for $500 and include registration for four.
The Main Event begins at 11 a.m. with registration and an outdoor lunch from the grill. The shotgun start is at noon, and the format is a four-person scramble. There will be hole prizes and competition prizes, followed by a reception and exhibition by Beem and an awards banquet at Cedar Valley Restaurant. Participation in the main event is through a hole sponsorship only, which is $2,500 and includes the above, plus refreshments on the course, participation gift and a photo of your foursome with Beem.
Registration for the Youth Tournament and the Green Monster Challenge is open through Wednesday, July 31. Both the Youth Tournament and the Green Monster Challenge are presented by Merchants Bank. Space for all events is limited, and golfers will be accommodated on a first come, first served basis.
In 2012 the event raised a record $190,000 for the Foundationís Ben & Adith Miller Patient Care Fund. The Patient Care Fund helps individuals and families pay for medical expenses.
For more information about the Ben & Adith Miller Classic or the Patient Care Fund, visit winonahealth.org/foundation or contact the Winona Health Foundation at 507.474.3264 or firstname.lastname@example.org.