For the first time in the event’s history, LifeFlight hosted a full field of players and even had to turn away teams who waited too long to register. One hundred and forty four golfing aficionados turned out to raise money for LifeFlight, the state’s only emergency medical helicopter service.Thanks to businesses across Maine and New Hampshire who donated items toward a raffle and live auction, LifeFlight raised more than $4,000 during that portion of the event. When combined with sponsor and player contributions, the golf tournament raised a total of nearly $25,000, all of which will go directly to support LifeFlight’s mission of providing the best critical care transport to people in Maine, whenever and wherever they need it
“The crew and staff at LifeFlight were incredibly humbled by the enormous support we received from business partners and teams,” said Thomas Judge, LifeFlight of Maine Executive Director. “Each year the number of calls for LifeFlight to care for critically ill and injured patients increases, making our fundraising efforts throughout the year essential to meet patient needs.”
The competition was fierce, and we are happy to announce the following prize winners: First place gross went to the team of Jim Pelletier, Jake Verrill, Ricky Blouin and Rick Dostie from the Auburn Fire Department; second place gross went to Dickie Brigance, Roland Abbott, Dave Renfro and Ken Desmond from Wiscasset EMS; and third place gross went to the team from Maine Oxy, Tom Cyr, Tom Bosse, Neal Witas and Ron Delssandro. First place net went to the team of Mike Choate, Ryan Walsh, Tim Theriault and Mike Dubios; second place net went to Heather Carpenter, Mark Carpenter, Rich Asselin and Coby Asselin; and third place net went to John Levesque, Drew Robin, Ryan Millett and Joe Merrill. Longest drive winners included Ken Desmond and Kristen Nelson; and closest to the pin winners were Ken Felton, Mike Dubois, Melanie Lajoie and Bob Bates.
LifeFlight of Maine’s 5th Annual Golf Scramble was sponsored by AugustaWestland, Zoll Medical Corporation, Walmart, Era Helicopters, Verizon, Franklin Savings Bank, Oxford Casino, Nurse Anesthesia of Maine, Fitch & Associates LLC, CBRE|The Boulos Company, Satellite Technology International, Belfort Instrument, Oxford Walmart, Allen Insurance and Financial, Willis Insurance, Seven Islands Land Company, Plum Creek, J.S. McCarthy Printers, J&S Oil Company, Lovells Guilford Hardware, Delorme, Attitash Mountain Resort, Wine Shop at Home, Fire House Grille, Da Vinci Signs, and WS Emerson.
LifeFlight of Maine is looking forward to next year’s golf scramble which is scheduled for Monday, June 23, 2014 at Martindale Country Club. To sign up a team for 2014 or sponsor this worthwhile event, contact Brandy Dupper-Macy at email@example.com.
LifeFlight of Maine is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit air medical and critical care transport organization. LifeFlight helicopters, flying at 165 miles per hour, bring lifesaving critical care staff and equipment directly to the patient. It also provides advanced emergency medical training to Maine’s hospitals, emergency medical services (EMS) and public safety agencies. Overseen by 21 physicians, LifeFlight cared for more than 1,500 critically ill and injured patients in 2012. Since its inception in 1998, LifeFlight has transported more than 15,000 patients from every hospital and nearly all of Maine’s communities and islands.