Genesis Pro-Am Challenge raises nearly $94,000

Posted Online: Sept. 26, 2012, 3:49 pm
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Press release submitted by Genesis Health

DAVENPORT, Iowa -- Sept. 24, 2012 -- Golfers in the annual Genesis Pro-Am Challenge helped support nursing scholarships and the Genesis Flu-Free Quad Cities program by playing in the event on Aug. 20.

Nearly $94,000 was raised by the event. There was a full field of 208 amateur golfers, along with 52 Iowa PGA Section professionals, at Oakwood Country Club, Short Hills Country Club and Crow Valley Golf Club.

"This event continues to have great support, even in difficult economic times,'' said Missy Gowey, executive director, Genesis Health Services Foundation. "Because of the support of golfers and sponsors, Genesis nurses will be able to continue their educations through funds raised. Our patients also benefit from having highly educated, skilled nurses at their bedside."

''We are very grateful for everyone's support," said Jim Kappeler, chair of this year's planning committee.

About $5,300 of the proceeds will help provide elementary school children with free seasonal influenza vaccinations this fall. The Genesis Flu-Free Quad Cities program will vaccinate nearly 10,000 children in elementary schools.

Jim Victor of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney won the dream golf package raffle to play in the 2012 Champions For Charity National Championship in December at Pebble Beach. Victor then gave the package to two associates with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.

Lujack Lexus of the Quad Cities and Quad-City Bank and Trust were the tournament sponsors.

To learn how individual and corporate gifts to the Genesis Health Services Foundation impact health care in the region, call (563) 421-6865 or visit


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