Kaweah Delta Annual Golf Classic is Right on Par
More than 165 golfers played in the 30th annual Kaweah Delta Hospital Foundation Golf Classic at the Visalia Country Club on Friday, Aug. 3. They were assisted by about 60 volunteers, including more than 20 members of the Guild, Kaweah Delta’s auxiliary.
The tournament raised more than $100,000 to help equip Kaweah Delta’s new neonatal intensive care unit now under construction, adding to the nearly $2 million raised over the life of the tournament to benefit patients at Kaweah Delta.
Using funds raised by the Golf Classic and through its Caring for the Community Campaign, the Kaweah Delta Hospital Foundation is raising about $1.3 million to purchase 24 Giraffe beds for the new NICU. Giraffe beds continuously monitor a baby’s heartbeat and vital signs while simultaneously regulating the surrounding temperature, humidity and sound.
The team of Don Havard, Lance Taggart, Victor De La Cruz, Walt Robinson, Travis Jennings and Amanda Pasillas won the first-place prize.
Ben Cripps, Kaweah Delta compliance and privacy officer, chaired the tournament Golf Committee, and Deborah Volosin, Kaweah Delta senior foundation coordinator, directed the event.