Super fun on the links

The Justice League superheroes for health care, from the left, “The Flash” (Sarah Halverson), “Batman” (Tricia Wagner), “Robin” (Deacon Barclay), “Superman” (Katie Waine) and “Wonder Woman” (Julie Primrose), recently teamed up for the Stettler Health Services Foundation’s “An Affair for the Heart” golf tournament.  ECA Review/The Stettler Health Services Foundation

submitted by Kerri Robins

The Stettler Health Services Foundation’s fourth annual “An Affair for the Heart” golf tournament recently raised more than $4,300 for the Stettler Hospital and Care Centre.

Pumping up the heart-healthy event on June 17 were the “Justice League” superheroes for health. Nursing team members Sarah Halverson, Tricia Wagner, Julie Primrose and Katie Waine dressed up, respectively, as “The Flash”, “Batman”, “Wonder Woman” and “Superman”. Wagner’s 10-year old son, Deacon Barclay, also suited up as Batman’s sidekick “Robin”. As well, the team won the bedpan award for “most-honest golfers”.

“It was fun dressing up — and the superhero theme fit great in support of health care,” says Sarah Halverson, registered nurse and clinical educator at the care centre.

“I’ve seen the impact our health foundation has on our local health care and participating in this, and other fundraising events, is not only fun but a privilege, where I can be involved in such a good cause,” adds the 36-year-old Stettler resident.

In all, 53 golfers enjoyed 18 holes of golf, dinner and special ‘game holes’, starting with a chipping contest on the first hole.

Also adding to the fun were a 50/50 draw and a silent auction. This year’s successful tourney added to a total of more than $20,000 raised to date over the four annual events.

Foundation chair Leona Thorogood says: “The tournament was fun and we tried something different this year by including dinner during the tournament, so golfers could stop for a break, have a bite after nine holes and get back out there.

“Our community is always there for us and we are so fortunate to see the big show of support for our health care. I couldn’t be more grateful, and I’m looking forward to our next step in upgrades to the health centre.”

An Affair for the Heart is continuing as the foundation gears up once again for its next big project — renovations to the labour and delivery room at the hospital.

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