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SPL/NRM partnership pays off big for Hospital Foundation

By Contributor
July 3rd, 2014

For the second straight year, the SPL/NRM Invitational Golf Tournament for Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation raised $30,000 for the Foundation’s Legacy Fund. 

Last year when the management at Selkirk Paving/Nelson Ready Mix asked Tony Maida to organize a charity golf tournament, the decision about which charity to support was obvious.

“It was one of my mom’s favourite organizations so when they asked me to look after getting a golf tournament going, it was an easy choice for me because Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation was so important to her,” said Maida, whose mother Emma passed away from cancer. 

Foundation Chair Pat Dooley was excited that the event matched the impressive total from last year, increasing the Legacy Fund—the Foundation’s long term endowment—by $60,000 in two years.

“I’m absolutely thrilled with this fantastic golf tournament organized by Selkirk Paving and Nelson Ready Mix in support of the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation on a variety of levels,” said Dooley. “The amount raised is unbelievable and will go a long way toward our goal of enhancing our Legacy Fund. The sponsors and volunteers who contributed so much, and especially Tony Maida, reflect the kind of support that bodes well for the future of our hospital.”

Dooley stated that the best news to come out of the event was the announcement that the tournament would continue as an annual event. 

“It’s wonderful to know that this will be an annual event and that we can enjoy the benefits of working in partnership with such a community minded organization for many years to come,” said Dooley.

The Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation is governed by a group of dedicated volunteers whose purpose is to raise funds for the medical needs of our community hospital.

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