October 13, 2016

25th Annual Charitable Classic Golf & Gala Another Success for HHF

The Haywood Healthcare Foundation (HHF) presented it’s 25th Annual Charitable Classic Golf & Gala, a two-day fundraiser Tuesday, August 30th and Wednesday, August 31st , featuring four golf tournaments and an evening gala.  Gross receipts were not as great as last year but $89,673 was raised.

Proceeds from the Golf & Gala will benefit unmet healthcare needs in Haywood County.  Requests for Proposals for grant funds will be advertised in the local papers in November or December.

The evening gala held at 6:00pm at the Waynesville Country Club was the highlight of all tournaments.  There was a tremendous buffet served with a variety of meats, seafood delights, grilled vegetables and fruits topped off with beautiful desserts. Decorations were all in silver and white to emphasize the 25th anniversary.  A beautiful ice sculpture was part of the club’s presentation for the lovely event.

Crocodile Smile, a local band provided music and the dance floor was enjoyed throughout the evening.  Trophies were given to the top players and a celebration of the two days was enjoyed by over 200 guests. A live raffle was conducted by the talented Sam Mattoni.  A Chinese Raffle was also part of the evening winnings. Lovely gift baskets, a travel golf bag, art work, restaurant gift certificates and club memberships were some of the items donated.

img_2710Hospital Volunteers as well as other local volunteers supported the needs at each tournament and at the Gala.  Everything from the registration desks, distributing golf shirts, monitoring the Hole-In-One efforts to assisting with raffles and beverage/food carts and stations were graciously taken care of by our talented volunteers.

The Board of Trustees of HHF wishes to thank Maggie Valley Club, Waynesville Inn Golf Resort & Spa, Laurel Ridge Country Club, Co-Chairs Fred and Norma Waring, the Golf & Gala Committee, the sponsors, golfers, volunteers and 322 Gala guests who contributed to the success of this year’s event.

A special thanks to our Lead Sponsors, Warren and Marilyn Batemen, for their dedication and continued support of the Haywood Healthcare Foundation.

Haywood Healthcare Foundation serves to improve the health status of Haywood individuals and families through funding programs, projects, scholarships and leadership opportunities.  For more information, visit, visit our Facebook page, or call 828-452-8343.