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Posted: May 03, 2005

UNTHSC GOLF CLUB DONATES MONEY TO LOCAL ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION


golfclubcheck.jpg The University of North Texas Health Science Center Golf Club donated almost $2,500 to the North Central Texas Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

The club sponsored a Golf Scramble on April 23 that brought in $7,825. After expenses were deducted, the club donated two-thirds of the proceeds, $2,402.12 to the North Central Texas Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. The remaining one-third of the proceeds went to the UNTHSC Golf Club.

“We were very pleased with this event,” said UNTHSC Golf Club president Jason Fisher. “We had hoped to have about 75 golfers, and we had 80, so we were able to raise more money than we had anticipated.”

The winning team members for the event were Tommy Land, Tony Trevino, Matt Newton and Kevin McCarthy.

The event was sponsored by American Express Financial Advisors, Family Center Medical Group (R. Todd Richwine, DO), JS&H Orthopedic Supply, Oak Hollow Alzheimer Special Care Center, Amica Insurance, EzBayer, Wells Fargo Bank, Barton House, Dallas Family Medicine (Paul S. Worrell, DO), Cousin’s BBQ, Golf Etc., the UNTHSC Medical Student Government Association, and the UNTHSC Golf Club, which donated $500 more to help cover expenses so more funds could go to the Alzheimer’s Association, Fisher said.

Fisher, who is a second year medical student at the health science center, wanted to host the event this year to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s disease.

“I’ve had a few family members who have succumbed to the disease already,” Fisher said. “It’s very sad. So we wanted to raise awareness and donate some money to a very good cause.”

For more information about the golf scramble or the UNTHSC Golf Club, log on to the UNTHSC Golf Club’s website at www.hsc.unt.edu/golfclub.

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