Golf outing raises scholarship funds

Staff report

CELINA — The MED Foundation’s annual Esmode/Homan Memorial golf Outing was held June 14 at the Mercer County Elks Golf Club. Thirty-five teams participated this year, a record number of the event.

All proceeds of the outing support the MED Foundation scholarship program, which has awarded more than $241,700 in scholarships to local high school seniors, since the program began in 1992. This year the MED Foundation awarded 19 scholarships for $15,000 to local Mercer County High School students.

Local recipients include Marion Local – Alaina Sanders, Chloe Bertke, Chloe Nagel and Mikayla Spoltman, all Marion Local students.

The outing began with a 50/50 golf ball drop raffle. The winning golf ball was purchased by Carol Beckman. A torch red 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe, which will be given away during a reverse raffle at the Mercer Health Charity Ball on Nov. 18, 2018, also made its first appearance at the outing.

The winning teams of this year’s outing received a trophy and a dozen golf balls. The winning teams were: Men’s division: Dr. Robert Keighley, Hilton Garner, Jim Whalen and Chris Crowl; Ladies’ division: Nancy Hartke, Mary Ellen Kremer, Cindy Rainey, Dorothy Eifert; and Co-ed division: Amy Kemper, Jim Kemper, Jamie Kuhn, Kerry Mitchell.

Other winners included Men’s longest drive (under 50): Nate Kaup; Men’s longest drive (over 50): Joe Puthoff; Ladies’ longest drive: Jody Schulze; Men’s longest putt: Tim Moeller; Ladies’ longest putt: Peg Muhlenkamp; Men’s closest to the pin: Jamie Kuhn; Ladies’ closest to the pin: Nancy Mescher; and Hole in one: Jim Kemper.

Next year’s Esmonde/Homan Memorial Golf Outing is scheduled for June 8, 2018. For more information on the golf outing or on the MED Foundation of Mercer Health, contact Deb Hemmelgarn, MED Foundation coordinator, at 419-678-5679.

Staff report