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Golfers turn out to support Hospital fundraising

Foundation news | Friday, September 18, 2020

Contact: Patrick Flynn

ISLAND CITY- On Saturday, September 12, the Grande Ronde Hospital Foundation hosted the 26th annual golf fundraiser at the La Grande Country Club benefitting patient care equipment and projects. 72 golfers in 18 teams took to 18 holes to play for their share of the prize fund.

Top placers include:

  • 2nd Place Net Score- Tony and Jamie Haddock, and Beau and Michelle Willadsen
  • 1st Place Net Score- Eric and Christine Yundt, and Bob and Dorothy Kautz
  • 2nd Place Gross Score- Kyle Dodds, Dana Londin, Max McCullough, and Sean Christianson
  • 1st Place Gross Score- Clint Williams, Michelle Bell, Russ Scott, and Merle Comfort

Players had a great time with all the side games and competitions, as well as a fundraising auction and raffle. Players were also able to compete in a putting contest for a 65 inch 4K TV. Of six finalists, Stewart Smart came away the winner of the big screen TV. Players were also able to try and win a new car with a hole in one, although no cars were given out, there were many close calls, creating a lot of excitement! Bob Brooks won the raffle for a getaway to Skamania Lodge. The raffle is always a popular portion of the annual golf fundraising event.

This year’s event was fundraising for a new x-ray machine to be located in the newly opened Grande Ronde Hospital Urgent Care facility in Island City. The addition of imaging services will improve patient convenience when visiting Urgent Care. At the former Walk-In Clinic, when a provider needed x-ray images they created a referral and the patient needed to go either the Hospital’s main campus or to the Orthopedic. With having the imaging in house means patients don’t have to travel anywhere else.

The Grande Ronde Hospital Foundation has been fundraising for patient care equipment at Grande Ronde Hospital since 1969 and has raised more than 4.6 million dollars. For questions about their fundraising projects or to make a donation, call 541-963-1431 or go to