Golf tournament raises funds for Digby hospital
The 8th Annual Richard Ellis Memorial Golf Tournament, hosted on June 22 at the Digby Pines Golf Resort by the
Digby and Area Health Service Charitable Foundation, raised $17,000 this year, with funds going to for six pressure relieving mattresses and four air pumps for the Digby General Hospital.
The event featured 24 teams playing a variety of challenges, including Longest Drive, Closest to the Hole, Duck Pond and a Putting Contest.
At a dinner, sponsored by RBC, following the tournament, Mark Smith delivered an inspirational and powerful speech after golfing with team Scallop Shell. Smith has won gold medals at four PanAm Games, was named Nova Scotia’s Softball Coach of the year, twice, after his return to coaching in his native province, and was inducted into the Softball Canada Hall of Fame in 1999. He is now a part of Sport Nova Scotia.
The tournament is held annually in the memory of former Foundation Chair Richard Ellis, whose passion for both the sport and the Digby Community is carried on in the tournament that carries his name and is the primary fundraiser for the Foundation.
Plans are already underway for the 9th annual tournament for next year.
The Digby and Area Health Service Charitable Foundation is committed to promoting a
healthy future for Digby and area residents. The Foundation does this by supporting the purchase of equipment for the Digby General Hospital, providing nursing and
medical school scholarships, and supporting community organizations such as Digby Area Recreation Commission,
the Digby Cancer Help Fund Association, the Bear River Health Clinic, Tideview Terrace and more.