Passion for Golfing Inspires Annual 100 for Hospice Fundraiser
While most people celebrate their 65th birthday with a big party or a dinner out, Medina business owner Pat Spoerndle spent the milestone occasion on the golf course raising more than $60,000 for local hospice patients and their families. On Aug. 30, Pat once again took to the links at Fox Meadow Country Club to support HMC Hospice of Medina County with his 13th annual 100 for Hospice fundraising event.
Pat’s event is not the typical golf fundraiser. He created the grassroots event, which requires that he shoot 100 consecutive holes of golf in a single day. Community businesses and friends donate to show their support. One hundred percent of the money Pat raises each year benefits patients and their families served by HMC. Joining Pat for the marathon session again this year was Mark Dorman, who raised $10,000.
Funds raised support the Volunteer Services Program Endowment Fund at HMC benefiting Medina hospice families. Pat’s dedication – along with generous support from Fox Meadow Country Club and the community - have raised more than $400,000 over 13 years. Happy birthday, Pat, and thank you for your ongoing dedication to supporting our mission in Medina.