April 12, 2019

Sign up now for May 13 fourth annual Edward S. Thomas Golf Outing

Join in a day of fun and fraternity with a purpose during the fourth annual Edward S. Thomas golf outing, set for the Detroit Golf Club’s North Course on May 13.

It’s time to sign up your foursome for the event, sponsored by the Wayne State University School of Medicine, the WSU Department of Emergency Medicine and Medical Center Emergency Services.

The day includes an 18-hole scramble tournament, access to the practice range, lunch and sponsored beverages on the course, and cocktails and dinner.

The range will open at 11 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at noon. Lunch will be available at 11 a.m., and cocktail hour at 4 p.m. will be followed by dinner at 5 p.m. Non-golfers are more than welcome to attend the cocktail hour and dinner.

The cost is $1,000 for a foursome, or $250 for individual golfers. To attend the cocktail and dinner only is $100.

Sponsorships are available, and include the following packages:

Faculty Supporter ($5,000): eight golf tickets (includes dinner) and a full-page recognition in the program book.

Fellows Supporter ($2,500): four golf tickets (includes dinner) and a half-page recognition in the program book.

Friends Supporter ($1,000): Two golf tickets (includes dinner) and a quarter-page recognition in the program book.

Hole Sponsor ($1,250): 18 available.

Pin Flag Sponsor ($1,000): 18 available.

Cart Sign Sponsor ($100): 36 available.

For more information or to register, contact Bethany Foster at bfoste@med.wayne.edu or call 586-260-4738.

All proceeds go directly to the Edward S. Thomas Section of Community Health Services, a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation. The organization, among other endeavors, has provided funding to screen 1,058 community members for hypertension at health fairs and farmers markets throughout metropolitan Detroit; provided basic first aid training to community members, including bus drivers; secured funding for diabetes screening in Detroit Receiving Hospital’s Emergency Department; performed 186 HIV tests during 2018 National HIV Testing Day events; and implemented in emergency departments a Community Health Worker Program focused on helping individuals control their blood pressure.

Thomas served as president of Detroit Receiving Hospital following years of dedication and service at the Detroit Medical Center. He was a leader in the Detroit metropolitan community and involved in a leadership capacity with many nonprofit organizations, including Children's Home of Detroit, the Michigan Hospital Association and multiple governor task forces.

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