Summit’s golf tournament raises $4KSummit Orthopedics’ second “Orthopedic Open” golf tournament generated $4,000 for Sharing and Caring Hands, a Twin Cities’ charity dedicated to serving the poor.
By: Special to the Bulletin, Woodbury Bulletin
Summit Orthopedics’ second “Orthopedic Open” golf tournament generated $4,000 for Sharing and Caring Hands, a Twin Cities’ charity dedicated to serving the poor.
Held Aug. 7 in Woodbury, the Orthopedic Open paired former patients with their surgeons from Summit Orthopedics to celebrate their return to an active lifestyle after having undergone joint replacement surgery.
All proceeds from participants’ donations and sponsorships went to Sharing and Caring Hands.
“We enjoy the opportunity to play golf with former patients and see them return to activity,” said Dr. Jack Drogt, president of Summit Orthopedics. “And for the second year in a row, we are happy to donate to such a worthy organization as Sharing and Caring Hands.”
The Orthopedic Open drew 130 golfers, including Twin Cities area residents who underwent joint replacement surgery in 2007. A reception followed that entailed dinner, team prizes, and raffle prizes.
New to this year’s open was an auction of baseball items signed by Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau. The items were provided by Dr. Vijay Eyunni, a physician at Summit Orthopedics and medical consultant for the Twins. The money generated from the auction was donated to Sharing and Caring Hands.
Sharing and Caring Hands relies solely on donations from the community to provide shelter, food, and other services to meet the needs of thousands of individuals and families. The organization serves 240,000 meals each year and shelters 500 people each night.
Summit Orthopedics, Ltd. provides advanced orthopedic care to patients throughout the Twin Cities and surrounding communities. Summit has 11 clinic locations, located throughout the Eastern Twin Cities metro area.
For more information, visit www.summitortho.com or call (651) 842-5200.