Golf tournament to benefit Johnston Memorial Hospital
Mary Dudley with the JMH Community Foundation presents Ben Abel, Glenrochie Country Club, with a check.
ABINGDON, Va. – The Johnston Memorial Hospital Community Foundation, Pioneer Chevrolet and Jimmy Gobble, former professional baseball player, will host the Andrew Mullins Memorial Golf Tournament on Friday, April 27, to raise funds to enhance the hospital.
The tournament will be a Four-Man Captain’s Choice with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. At 8 a.m., players will register and have breakfast, and the silent auction will begin. After the tournament, a buffet lunch and awards ceremony will be held. This event is held in memory of Andrew Mullins, Jimmy Gobble’s friend, who lost his battle with cancer at a young age.
The golf tournament will be held at the Glenrochie Country Club, which suffered significant damage during the tornado on April 27, 2011. As part of this event, the JMH Community Foundation has donated $500 to the club to assist in the replacement of trees that were lost during the storm.
To register to play, visit www.mshafoundation.org and click on the Andrew Mullins Memorial Golf Tournament link.
The JMH Community Foundation depends on local community contributions for support. Participating in fundraising events, like the golf tournament, or providing a monetary donation will allow the Foundation to continue its work to improve health care in Abingdon.
The Foundation is only two years old. Through charitable giving, it has already purchased pediatric physical therapy equipment, provided eight stackable wheelchairs for hospital use, and has partnered with the JMH Auxiliary to purchase a golf cart that circulates the hospital campus, providing visitors transportation from their cars to the front door. The Foundation is currently raising money to replace chemotherapy chairs at the Johnston Memorial Cancer Center.
To make a donation, call Judy Colley, JMH Administration, at 276-258-1000.