On Friday, June 22nd, golfers lined up in their carts at eQuinelle Golf Club for the KDH Foundation Corporate Golf Classic. The tournament was held with great success; the sun was shining all day, and the golfers all had a fantastic time.
This year, the tournament was held in memory of Harry Pratt, “Mr. Kemptville”, who was one of KDH Foundation’s biggest supporters for years. Although Harry is no longer with us, we all have our moments when a memory of Harry brings a smile to our face. Harry’s legacy of compassion and giving back lives in all of us who knew him. Harry was a fixture at the KDH golf tournaments - what a wonderful opportunity to gather together to celebrate and honour a man who meant so much to his family and the community.
The KDH Foundation is pleased to announce that this year’s tournament raised $60,000! This will allow the hospital to purchase two new smart beds for the wards. The smart beds have a remote monitoring system which keeps track of the patient. The beds contain sensors for body temperature, heartbeat, blood, oxygen and pressure sensors, among others. Purchasing smart beds will allow the hospital to provide better patient care close to home.
In addition to the full day of golf, dinner, and both a silent and live auction, the early-bird ticket for the $10,000 Harry Pratt Memorial Raffle was drawn. The Foundation would like to extend their congratulations to Don Perkins of North Gower, who was the winner of the early-bird draw of $1,500. As a reminder to all, tickets for the grand prize will be sold until mid-September; grand prize draw will be at the KDH Foundation’s Casino Night event on September 29th.
Thank you to all golfers, volunteers and staff members for coming out to support the KDH Foundation and making the day so memorable.
The Foundation would also like to thank all of the sponsors of the KDH Foundation Corporate Golf Classic in memory of Harry Pratt. Without them, the day would not have been as successful as it was.