In the last ten years, they’ve been able to raise around $200,000. RELATED: City of Columbia launches new COVID-19 vaccine campaign With last year’s event being cancelled due to the pandemic, that makes raising money this time around more important.
It’s a tournament to help raise money to buy sports equipment and training supplies for high school athletic programs. “Without this event, the schools would not have a lot of the supplies they need to take care of the kids,” said John Hutt, Director of Orthopedic Rehabilitation.
Prisma Health helps provide athletic training services to schools in the Midlands. The event was held at Columbia Country Club in Blythewood.
“A lot of high schools don’t have huge athletic training programs. We take care of the athletes from the day they walk on the field, till the day they walk off the field, to when they’re out of season and we’re doing rehabs and that kind of thing,” explained Marsh. “If we can give back and give them the tools and the ability to do high quality services at the schools, it helps everybody in the long run.” RELATED: Airport High School students raise more than $70,000 for Camp Kemo TJ Marsh, the organizer of the event, says it’s important they raise money to help these athletic departments.
“Everyone has really come out and we’ve gotten a really great turnout. I think there’s about 360 golfers out here today,” said Teresa Whaley, Ambulatory Director of Orthopedics. “It’s been really good to get people back out and getting back to some normalcy.” Folks at the event say it’s important to give back to the community.
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