Loring Hospital

Loring Healthcare Foundation Golf Tournament cancelled due to COVID-19; fundraising continues

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The 13th Annual Loring Healthcare Foundation Golf Tournament, originally scheduled for June 1, has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“While this was a disappointing and difficult decision to make, we felt it was in the best interest of everyone involved,” said Teresa Wirtjers, public relations and development director at Loring Hospital.

Last year, the golf event raised approximately $12,000. Funds raised through the Foundation are used to serve as Loring Hospital’s base for equipment, services, programs, construction projects, and more. While the need for those funds remains, the health and safety of participants, sponsors, volunteers and others involved in the event was top priority, which prompted the cancellation.

“At this time, we turn our minds to keeping people safe and offering our thanks to all essential workers fighting against COVID-19,” Wirtjers said. “We are sorely disappointed at not being able to hold our biggest fundraiser event of the year, but we are hopeful people will find it within their means to make a donation to the Loring Healthcare Foundation.”

The devotion and ongoing support of generous donors make many of Loring Hospital’s accomplishments possible. Donations of any amount help strengthen hospital programs, enhance health resources and services, keep medical technologies up to date, attract the best clinical staff, and much more. 

“Fundraising events play a big role in our ability to continue offering critical services that our communities depend on, and donations of any amount have an immediate impact on our patients and the community,” said Wirtjers.

While this year’s golf event is cancelled, next year’s tournament has been set for June 7, 2021.

“We understand and share the disappointment that this summer tradition will not happen this year, but we believe this was the right decision considering the circumstances,” added Wirtjers. “We’d like to sincerely thank all our sponsors, supporters and friends who were looking forward to this year’s tournament. We look forward to having everyone join us in 2021 for an even bigger event.”

A tax-deductible donation can be mailed to the Loring Healthcare Foundation at 211 Highland Avenue, Sac City, Iowa, 50583. For questions or additional information, please contact Wirtjers at twirtjers@loringhosp.org or 712-662-6419.