Jun 29 2016

The MED Foundation of Mercer Health held its annual “Esmonde/Homan Memorial Golf Outing” on June 8th at the Mercer County Elks Golf Course.  All proceeds of the outing support the MED Foundation Scholarship Program which has awarded over $225,000 in scholarships, since the inception of the program in 1992, to local graduating seniors furthering their education in a healthcare field.  The shot-gun start featuring 31 teams commenced after a golf ball drop 50/50 with the winning golf ball being purchased by Mary Fisher of Coldwater.  The Artic White 2016 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe which will be given away during a reverse raffle at the Mercer Health Charity Ball on November 5th, also made its first appearance at the outing.

The MED Foundation wishes to thank the many supporters of the golf outing, including the golfers, volunteers, and hole sponsors, which all help make the event a success and allows the MED Foundation to continue to provide scholarships to local students. This year the MED Foundation awarded 13 scholarships for $13,000 to local Mercer County High School students including:  Celina – Hana Grabow, Mallory McMurray and Nicole Crites; Coldwater – Anna Jenkins, Leanna Wolters and Megan Frilling; Ft. Recovery – Caitlyn Huelskamp, Kirsten Jutte, Megan Hipple and Corinne Stone; Marion Local – Hannah Moeller; and St. Henry – Alyssa Siefring and Evan Lefeld.

The winning teams of this year’s outing, indicated below, received a trophy and a dozen golf balls.

Men’s Division: St. Henry Bank Team – Homer Stachler, Frank Billerman, Jack Romer and Greg Gels

Women’s Division: Knapschaefer Insurance Team – Peg Muhlenkamp, Diane Lefeld, Bonnie Knapschaefer and Donna Bruns

Co-Ed Division:Hall Realty Team – Betty DuBry, Brandi DuBry, Trevor Branstetter and Greg Bruns

Sponsors included:

Fairway Sponsor:  Design Group, Golf Ball Sponsor: RB Advertising, Corporate Sponsors:  Preferred Insurance Center, Jack Knapschaefer Insurance,  Blue & Company,  St. Marys Surgical Associates- Robert Keighley D.O. & K. Lance Bryant D.O. , Innovative Office Solutions, Key Bridge,  Second National Bank, First Bank, Community Sports & Therapy and The St. Henry Bank, Eagle Sponsors:  Trillium Resources, Bricker & Eckler, Celina Manor & Briarwood Village, VonLehman Company, M2, Moeller Trucking and MedBen, Birdie Sponsors:  Moeller Brew Barn, Pax Machine Works, Messenger Press, E.S. Evans, WCORHA, State of the Heart Care, and Wabash Mutual, Par Sponsors:  CAPT, Peoples Bank, Second National Bank, Citizens National Bank, Cooper Farms, Perry pro Tech, TRUCODE, and Stammen Insurance, Hole-in-One Sponsors: Kerns GMC, Bella's Italian Grille, Kaup Pharmacy and Mercer Savings Bank,  Door Prizes provided by:Bella’s Italian Grill, Briarwood Village, Citizens National Bank, Community Sports and Therapy, RB Advertising, First Financial Bank, Nancy Hartke, Edward Jones- John Yoder, Preferred Insurance, Ct-Town Wings, Moeller Brew Barn, Mercer Health, Wabash, Otterbein Retirement Living Center,  The Revival Spa, Laudick’s Jewelry, MedBen Insurance, Mercer County Elks Lodge, Mercer Health Hospitality Gift Shop, Revival Spa, and Chickasaw Town Tavern.

For more information on the annual MED Foundation of Mercer Health’s Esmonde/Homan Memorial Golf Outing, please contact Deb Hemmelgarn, MED Foundation Coordinator, at 419-678-5679.