Successful Returns to Capital Health Foundation Golf Tournament
TRENTON, NJ - Gray skies gave way to sunshine just in time for golfers to head to the first tee at Capital Health Foundation’s 5th Annual Dr. Abraham George Memorial Golf Tournament held on Wednesday, June 13 at Mercer Oaks Golf Course.
The tournament raised close to $98,000 for Capital Health patients, programs and services and hosted 208 golfers including business professionals, physicians, employees, friends and supporters of the health system. Hall of Fame goalie and Philadelphia Flyers great, Bernie Parent, was a guest golfer.
"We're very grateful to our community friends for their commitment to support the clinical services we provide," said Al Maghazehe, President and CEO of Capital Health. "This financial support plays an important role in ensuring we provide our community with the highest standard of care."
Foundation board member and tournament chair, Eric S. Poe, Esq. said, “The staff at Mercer Oaks has been so helpful and accommodating to our needs over the past three years. We’re thrilled to give back to our county by bringing our tournament here.”
The tournament featured a shamble format and tiered scoring where 96 golfers won prizes. Schachter Portnoy, LLC was the lead sponsor of the tournament, and special thanks is extended to the golf committee and over 30 volunteers who help to make the day memorable.
The tournament was renamed for Dr. Abraham George following his passing in 2008. George was a long time physician at Capital Health, working as a nuclear cardiologist. He served in many leadership positions, including president of the Capital Health medical staff and member of the Capital Health Board of Directors. In addition to his professional life, George was also a golf enthusiast, which made it fitting to rename the tournament in his honor.