This weekend the 35th annual Genesis Pro-Am Golf Tournament tees off in efforts to raise money for the Morrison House Hospice Facility.
All proceeds go directly to the Genesis hospice/palliative care which happens to be about 30 years old and is in need of facility upgrades to fully benefit patients and their families.
The weekend is full of activities and entertainment for all of those who registered to support a great cause. We spoke with Genesis HealthCare Foundation Executive Director Paul McClelland to get some details.
“They can expect three full days of gulf and a lot of fun,” he said. “[Friday] the golfers had a shot gun start around noon and this evening we have a magician that’s coming in…We’re expecting an exciting time this evening. Saturday is always a lot of fun because we have a number of professional golfers from surrounding clubs who come in and do a shoot out on the #18 green.”
Each year the golf tournament supports a different healthcare cause but this isn’t the first time they’ve chosen to raise money for Hospice.
“Hospice is a critical service for our community,” McClelland said. “The end of life is always a delicate time and it’s a service that people appreciate having and so it gives you a great feeling to support that. I know the people that participate in the tournament are happy to be able to do that and it’s something that really is important with in the thread of our community to provide that service for people.”
The public is invited to the closing ceremony of hope on Sunday at 4:30 p.m. at Zanesville Country Club on the number 18 hole featuring a bagpipe player and a key-note speaker.