LEXINGTON Twenty-two teams and 88 players enjoyed a picture perfect day for golf during the 27th Annual Lexington Medical Society Foundation’s (LMSF) Golf Tournament on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at the University Club of Kentucky in Lexington.
The first place team, playing for UK HealthCare’s Markey Cancer Center, was Jeff Reynolds, Craig Rogers, Mark Filburn, and Dave Gosky. The second place team, from Quantrell Auto Group, was Billy Gatton Jones, Bill Bridges, Bill Shouse, and Dan Terrell. The third place team, representing Traditional Bank, was Carter Offutt, Tim Schuler, John Reynolds, and Shawn Woolum.
According to Dr. John Collins, chair of the LMSF Golf Tournament, the goal of the LMSF is to support broad based community activities that focus on illness prevention and maintenance of health. LMSF was instrumental in the founding of the Blood Bank of Central Kentucky and providing CPR training courses for the public.
“Our golf outing is presently the major fund raiser for LMSF. The tournament has raised $30–35,000 for the past few years. Our outing has grown from 40 players the first year, to as many as 92,” says Collins. “With this money, the Foundation is able to support organizations such as Ronald McDonald House, Surgery on Sunday, Camp Horsing Around, and several free medical clinics. We have many more deserving organizations each asking for help. We hope to grow our golf outing to be able to fulfill our mission.”
The LMSF also supports medical education and the preservation of Kentucky’s medical history. The Lexington Medical Society is the oldest medical society west of the Allegheny Mountains.