Foundation golf gala will aid community health

Jun 27, 2014
First row left to right:  Norma Waring, Kathleen Korber, Phyllis Prevost, Joan Barnes, Marilyn Bateman, Dr. Laura Leatherwood, Gavin BrownSecond row left to right: Fred Waing, Maurice Phillips, Diana McKnight, Allan Machesney, Josh Brant; Third row left to right: Dr. Ed Brown, Ron Breese

Preparations for HRMC Foundation’s 23rd Annual Charitable Classic Golf & Gala under way

Clyde, N.C. – The Haywood Regional Medical Center Foundation is presenting its 23rd Annual Charitable Classic Golf & Gala, a two-day fundraiser Tuesday, Aug. 26 and Wednesday, Aug. 27 that features five golf tournaments and an evening gala.

On June 23 the HRMC foundation held a sponsor kick-off to thank past and current sponsors at Maggie Valley Club.  This year’s lead sponsor, Warren and Marilyn Bateman and the Maggie Valley Club served as hosts for the kick-off.

Ron Breese, co-chair, announced at the kickoff that over 50 sponsors have committed $63,000 towards a goal of $160,000.  “We want to thank the sponsors who have committed and encourage all past and interested businesses and individuals to consider supporting this event.”

This year, the HRMC Foundation is transitioning to a community health foundation which supports health needs in Haywood County.  Funds raised from this year’s event will support the following:

  • ·         Providing underserved women in Haywood County with mammogram screenings and follow up procedures in partnership with Haywood County Health Department
  • ·         Providing 100 drug safes for Hospice and Home Health patients
  • ·         Providing scholarships for Clinical Education
  • ·         Remodeling 4th Floor at MedWest Haywood

The HRMC Foundation Charitable Classic Golf & Gala kicks off Tuesday, Aug. 26 with Men’s Golf Tournament at 8:30 a.m. at Maggie Valley Club and Ladies’ Golf Tournament at 12:30 p.m. at Waynesville Inn Golf Resort & Spa.

On Wednesday, Aug. 27, a Men’s Golf Tournament starts at 8:00 a.m., at Waynesville Inn Golf Resort & Spa, followed by Men’s Golf Tournaments at noon, at Laurel Ridge Country Club in Waynesville and 1:00 p.m. at Waynesville Inn Golf Resort & Spa.

The Gala celebration from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 27 at Waynesville Inn Golf Resort & Spa will feature a gourmet dinner buffet and live music by the band Orange Krush.

Those interested in receiving more information about the event or the Foundation may contact HRMC Foundation Assistant Marge Stiles at (828) 452-8343 or, or Executive Director of Foundations Steve Brown at (828) 452-8317 or