Wheeler’s 35th Annual Golf Classic, presented by Mutual of America Financial Group at the Country Club of Farmington, looked a little bit different this year with safety precautions, but the near-capacity commitment of more than 75 golfers, as well as supporters, volunteers, and friends to Wheeler’s mission and vision, remained as steadfast as ever.
The September 16th in-person event raised $45,000 to support Wheeler’s Basic Needs Fund and patients at its community health centers, bringing the total amount raised to more than $1.2 million since the event’s inception in 1986.
“In the middle of this pandemic—and an opioid crisis that is only increasing as people are isolated and cut off from supports, employment, and a normal world—we are seeing an unprecedented need for our services,” said Sabrina Trocchi, PhD, MPA, president and chief executive officer, Wheeler. “Without our donors and supporters, we cannot meet these community needs. We are so grateful to our sponsors, golfers, friends, and volunteers, whose support makes a tremendous difference in the lives of the individuals and families we serve.
“This year, proceeds from our event support our Basic Needs Fund, which addresses the needs of our community health center patients, from food and transportation, to child care, housing, and more,” Trocchi said. “By helping to address factors that interfere with patients’ health and well-being—in ways not addressed by other means of funding—we are helping to further improve health outcomes for individuals and communities,” Trocchi added.
Wheeler’s 35th Annual Golf Classic was made possible by a number of local businesses. A full list can be found here.
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