Golf tournament raises over $620,000 in 25 years
For the past 25 years, the John P. Campbell Memorial Golf Tournament has raised much-needed funds for patients and families served by Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County (HPCIC).
This year’s tournament, held on Sept. 18 at Mallard Head Country Club, added more than $20,000 to the $600,000-plus raised for HPCIC over the past 25 years. Proceeds support HPCIC’s mission of honoring life by providing extraordinary care with compassion, comfort, and dignity to patients, families and community.
Before the start of the tournament, participants took a moment to remember two members of the Campbell family who have passed away recently: Cindy Campbell Laffey and Williams Milas Campbell.
“On behalf of HPCIC and all those we serve, we want to give our sincere gratitude to Eddie Campbell and his family … and we pay tribute to Cindy and Milas today,” said HPCIC Board Vice President Carl Robbins.
John P. Campbell, an Iredell County native, developed and opened the Mallard Head Golf Course in 1979. Mr. Campbell hosted the first tournament July 21, 1995, to raise awareness of hospice and support the work of HPCIC. Although Mr. Campbell passed away in 2006, the Campbell family keeps this generous tradition alive by donating all proceeds to HPCIC.
This year, more than 125 golfers participated in the tournament. The winners were:
· First Flight: John Dodson and Hank Powell, Score 62
· Second Flight: Mark Hawkins and Mark Medich, Score 64
· Third Flight: Marty Merholz and Bob Ferber, Score 68
· Fourth Flight: Mike Hager and Phil Bair, Score 67
· Ladies Flight: Tawni Millard and Deb Palmer tied with Tawana Cass and Ashley Miller: Tawni Millard and Deb Palmer declared winner with a playoff on the scorecard.
In addition to the Campbell family, sponsors for this year’s tournament were: Randy Marion Automotive, Callaway Industrial Services, Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, Corriher and Michael, Dave Cochrane of Brawley Market, Friends of Cindy Campbell, Froehling & Robertson, Gary Deese, Hawkins & Hawkins, InSouth Insurance, Jones Childers Donaldson & Webb, McDonalds of Iredell County, McGriff Insurance, Mooresville Ford, Noble Randall, NFP Benefits, Parlier Plumbing & Heating, SVL Free News, Toro and United Beverages. Special thanks as well to Sam Linker and his staff for their hard work in getting the course ready for the tournament
To see more photos from the tournament, visit HPCIC’s facebook page at www.facebook.com/HPCIC/