News | Published August 9, 2013

23rd Annual Mount Nittany Medical Center Golf Classic to be held on August 17

Community members can have a fun afternoon of golf and, in turn, help advance healthcare in the region by participating in the 23rd Annual Mount Nittany Medical Center Golf Classic to be held on Saturday, August 17, at Penn State Golf Courses. All proceeds of this year’s Golf Classic will support the Medical Center’s Bronchial Thermoplasty program, a new technology for treating patients with severe asthma.

Registration for the Golf Classic begins at 9:30 am and a shotgun start is at 11:00 am. The tournament will be played in a scramble format.

There are still volunteer, sponsorship and golfer opportunities available. One registered golfer will be chosen at random to win the grand prize of a Chevrolet Cobalt car or $10,000 cash prize – winner’s choice. Team prizes for each flight will be awarded to the 16 winning teams placing 1-4 in both net and gross scores on the Blue and White courses. Prizes will be awarded for each course for the longest drive, straightest drive, closest to the pin and longest putt. The event will also feature a Closest to the Pin contest, with the top nine closest to the pin winners participating in a shootout from 100 yards after the tournament for a cash prize of $200.

All participating golfers will enjoy a round of golf, a commemorative gift, a Subway lunch, on-course refreshments and a post-play reception and awards dinner sponsored by C.A. Curtze.

“Participating community members have helped the Golf Classic raise more than $1.6 million to advance the care and technology provided by Mount Nittany Medical Center,” said Melissa Aungst, specialist at The Foundation for Mount Nittany Medical Center. “Mount Nittany Medical Center is the only facility performing Bronchial Thermoplasty within a 63-mile radius of State College, and our Golf Classic committee is proud to have a leadership role in bringing this technology to the hospital to support its mission of making the community healthier.”

Bronchial Thermoplasty is a three-week procedure that has been successful in reducing the frequency of asthma attacks and emergency department visits and hospitalizations for patients with severe respiratory distress, and maintaining improved respiratory function for at least two years.

To learn more about the Golf Classic or to register for the event, visit foundation.mountnittany.org or call 814.231.6777.

The Foundation’s 21st Annual Golf Tournament raised $150,000 for the new Cancer Center.

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