ROME — Rome Memorial Hospital Foundation announced that its annual golf classic, held June 24 at Teugega Country Club in Rome, raised more than $27,000 this year to support Rome Memorial Hospital.
Since its start in 1999, the golf tournament has raised more than $650,000 to help fund medical-equipment purchases and programs and services provided at the hospital, the foundation said.
The 2018 edition of the golf classic raised $43,000, Becky Daiuto, executive director of the Rome Hospital Foundation says in an email response to a CNYBJ inquiry. The event had its highest net proceeds in 2013, generating $51,000. Most years, the golf tournament raises about $35,000 to $45,000, with the variations due to sponsorships, which fluctuate based on tournament supporters’ changing marketing budgets, she explains.
Among the golf classic’s highlights this year: Dean Shlotzhauer, a commercial banking officer at Community Bank, N.A., shot a hole-in-one on Teugega Country Club’s 15th hole to win a 2019 Ford Edge SUV provided by Don’s Ford of the Carbone Auto Group.
The Rome Hospital Foundation says the annual golf classic is one of three “signature fundraising events” it holds each year. The Brew Ha Ha, a craft beer tasting event, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 4 to 8 pm at Woods Valley Ski Area in the town of Western. The annual gala, the Rome Hospital Foundation’s “premier event,” will take place at the Turning Stone Resort in Verona on Saturday, Nov. 9 from 6 to 11 pm. Last year’s gala raised more than $98,000 in net proceeds to support Rome Memorial Hospital, according to the foundation.