Golfers come out swinging ‘fore’ Etobicoke General Hospital

A sold-out crowd of hospital staff, business professionals and local golf enthusiasts laced up their golf shoes and rounded up their golf clubs on Monday for William Osler Health System Foundation’s annual Osler Open: Etobicoke Invitational golf tournament.

One hundred golfers flocked to the historic Summit Golf and Country Club to enjoy a beautiful, sunny day of golf on the century-old Stanley Thompson golf course. The 18th annual tournament surpassed its goal, raising $105,080 for redevelopment projects at Etobicoke General, including the new four-storey wing that will be home to an updated and expanded emergency department, among other services.

“We are thrilled with the overwhelming success of this year’s Etobicoke Invitational,” said Ken Mayhew, President and CEO, William Osler Health System Foundation. “Thanks to the generosity of our dedicated committee members and supporters, some of whom have been involved for almost 20 years, the sold-out event raised more money than in recent memory. Etobicoke General is fortunate to be part of a community that is so passionate about health care. The golfers join a group of community champions who are working together to bring our 42-year-old facility not only up to par, but transformed for the 21st century.”

Following a beautiful day of golf and a delicious dinner, the golfers bid on silent auction items, bought raffle tickets and participated in a lively auction, which raised $14,180, including a generous $5,000 donation for equipment used to diagnose eye problems.

Chaired by Scott Vickers for the eighth year, the Osler Open: Etobicoke Invitational was sponsored by Downsview Kitchens, EMC2, Honeywell and Lexmark.

To see photos from the Osler Open: Etobicoke Invitational, click here.