The 37th Annual Day Kimball Hospital (DKH) Centreville Bank Golf Classic was held at the Connecticut National Golf Club on Friday, September 10. Sponsors, golfers, and volunteers who participated in or supported this year’s event raised more than $121,000, the net proceeds of which will benefit Day Kimball Healthcare’s continued growth.
“We couldn’t be more grateful or excited about the result of this year’s tournament, particularly when many so many organizations and individuals are still dealing with the challenges of the pandemic,” said Kristen Willis, director of development, Day Kimball Healthcare. “This year more than ever, our DKH family of business partners, organizations, and community members have stepped up in support of the hospital, making access to local, high quality healthcare a top priority in their philanthropic endeavors. It is humbling to say the least, to witness just how much our community recognizes the value of Day Kimball to this region and is willing to invest in its future.”
Tournament highlights included an air-cannon ball shoot, a mid-day presentation and salute by the American Legion L’Homme Burdick Post 21 Danielson Color Guard escorted by the Manchester Pipe Band, and a tribute to all service personnel in honor of 9-11.
“The annual golf outing is a significant fundraiser for Day Kimball Healthcare,” said Kyle Kramer, chief executive director, Day Kimball healthcare. “We were excited to be able to continue the tradition of the tournament, and along with our generous partners at Centreville Bank, the legacy of raising funds needed to help us to provide the best possible services to those we care for. Over the years, this tournament has helped to make many things possible at Day Kimball Healthcare, and we are so grateful for our community’s continued support.”
Centreville Bank partnered with Day Kimball Hospital as the title sponsor for the fifth year in a row, contributing another $25,000 toward Day Kimball Hospital initiatives over this calendar year. Centreville’s contribution included funding for the purchase of new equipment for the Townsend Emergency Medical Center and the Medical Surgical and Intensive Care Units at DKH, as well as support for Day Kimball Healthcare at Home and the NECT Cancer Fund of DKH.
“As a community bank, we know how important Day Kimball Hospital is to the people of Northeast Connecticut, as well as the level of support needed to ensure they can deliver quality care to those in need," said Hal Horvat, president and chief executive officer, Centreville Bank. "We are proud of what we have been able to accomplish through this longstanding partnership between our organizations and look forward to continuing to work together for the benefit of our communities."
Other major sponsors for the event included Cerner Corporation, Colonial Health & Rehab Center of Plainfield, LLC and WIN Waste Innovations as Gold Sponsors; and Silver Sponsors Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., Athenahealth, B & M Excavating Company, LLC, Downes Construction Co. LLC, Garfunkel Wild, P.C., NES Health, Northeast Development Company, Pinnacle Healthcare Consulting, Putnam Plastics, Reid & Riege P.C., Sherloq Solutions, Inc., and Weiss, Hale & Zahansky Strategic Wealth Advisors. More than 160 other local and regional businesses and organizations, as well as individual community members and families participated in sponsoring the event to support the provision of healthcare in Northeast Connecticut.
Since its inception 37 years ago, the golf tournament has raised more than $2,311,000 to support continued access to high quality medical care close to home in Northeast Connecticut by helping to fund technologies, facilities and care initiatives at the independent, non-profit community hospital.
For more information about the Day Kimball Hospital Centreville Bank Golf Classic, visit daykimball.org/golfclassic or call the Day Kimball Healthcare Development Office at (860) 928-7141.
2021 DKH Centreville Bank Golf Classic Results:
1st Place (53) Roger Noll, Sean Vigue, Pat Kozelka, Scott Vose
2nd Place (57) Jim Dandeneau, Deb Dandeneau, Ryan Dandeneau, Brad Rabitor
3rd Place (59) Eric Whittenburg, Steve Bibek, Bob Tetreault, Dave McNally
*USGA Matching Cards Lower Back 9 Score (28)
2021 Closest to the Pin:
Closest to Pin #4 – Pat Kozelka (19 feet 1 inch)
Closest to Pin #7 – Bill Bailey (2 feet 10 inches)
Closest to Pin #9 – Peter Hoey (2 feet 10 inches)
Closest to Pin #11 – Chris Landis (3 feet 11 inches)
Closest to Pin #15 – Ed Desaulnier (HOLE IN ONE!!)
Hole in One on 15 – Ed Desaulnier, Luke Desaulnier, Ron Jones, Dick Baribeau
Top: (not in order by name) Gerardi Insurance Services team of Ed Desaulnier, Luke Desaulnier, Ron Jones, and Dick Baribeau placed first for skins with Ed Desaulnier hitting a hole in one.
Bottom: (not in order by name) Walmart-North Windham team of Roger Noll, Sean Vigue, Pat Kozelka, and Scott Vose placed in first for gross results at the Day Kimball Hospital Centreville Bank Golf Classic held on September 10 at the Connecticut National Golf Club.