HRMC's annual golf classic, gala is Aug. 26-27

Aug 21, 2014
Photo by: Donated Part of the funds raised this year are being used to purchased 100 drug safes for patients to lock up their prescription drugs at home.  Pictured in the first row, from left, are Beverly Murray, director of Hospice and Home Care; Dr. Laura Leatherwood, chairman of HRMC board of trustees; second row, Richard Grogan, HRMC interim CEO; Sheriff Greg Christopher; Steve Brown, executive director HRMC Foundation; and Chief Bill Hollingsed. Not pictured is Jason Woodberry, HRMC safety officer.

The HRMC Foundation will present its 23rd annual Charitable Classic Golf and Gala, a two-day fundraiser, Tuesday, Aug. 26, and Wednesday, Aug. 27, that features five golf tournaments and an evening gala.

This year, the HRMC Foundation is transitioning to a community health foundation that 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 fourth floor at Haywood Regional Medical Center

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

At 8 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, the Men’s Golf Tournament will be at the Waynesville Inn Golf Resort and Spa, followed by the Men’s Golf Tournament at noon, at Laurel Ridge Country Club in Waynesville and 1 p.m. at Waynesville Inn Golf Resort and Spa.

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

Those interested in playing golf and/or attending the gala should contact HRMC Foundation assistant Marge Stiles at 452-8343 or, or Executive Director Steve Brown at 452-8317 or