Brookings Health System Foundation to Hold Sixth Annual Aiming to Inspire Health Fundraiser

Posted: 7/20/2015

Proceeds to Support Hospital Expansion & Renovation Capital Campaign

Brookings Health System Foundation will hold the sixth annual Aiming to Inspire Health sporting clays fundraiser on Thursday, Aug. 13 from 2 to 8 p.m. at Medary Creek Hunt Club, rural Aurora, S.D., presented by First Bank & Trust.

Proceeds from the 2015 event go toward the Progress Lives Here capital campaign goal of $4.6 million to support the hospital expansion and renovation project.

The project includes a 62,500 square foot addition to the Brookings Hospital. This will increase capacity to serve more patients with easy access to imaging and same-day surgery. A new 30,000 square-foot medical office building connected to the hospital will attract providers and specialists so patients do not have to leave town to access care. The project will also satisfy customer expectations of privacy and confidential transport.

“Community members and businesses have already given $2.1 million, nearly 50 percent of the capital campaign goal,” said Foundation Development Officer Barb Anderson. “The sporting clays event is an additional way for individuals and organizations alike to have fun while helping to support the future of health care in our community.”

Families, businesses, youths and adults are encouraged to participate at the event through sponsorships and team registrations. Registrations for individuals or teams of four  include a meal and ammunition. All paid registrations received by July 24 are eligible to win an early bird prize.

In addition to First Bank & Trust, event sponsors to date include Larson Manufacturing, Daktronics, Dacotah Bank, Iberdrola Renewables, Twin City Fan, Banner Associates, WW Tire, Sanford Health Brookings Clinic, The Exchange, Runnings Farm & Fleet, Back in Motion Chiropractic, Clites Electric, Kjergaard Sports, Scheels Sioux Falls, Allegra, Central Business Supply, Brookings Radio, Brookings Register, Walmart and Gas ‘N Mor.

To sponsor the event or to register to participate in the event, contact Anderson at (605) 696-8855 or foundation@brookingshealth.org. A registration form is also available online at www.brookingshealth.org/foundation.

About Brookings Health System Foundation

The mission of Brookings Health System Foundation is “Inspiring people to support Brookings Health System through philanthropy, recognizing the vital role of local healthcare in sustaining quality of life in our community.” Gifts to the Foundation support charity health care for those less fortunate, health and wellness education, facility, equipment, and technology upgrades and other needs as they arise at Brookings Health System. For more information about Brookings Health System Foundation or how you may contribute, please contact Foundation Officer Barb Anderson at (605) 696-8855 or foundation@brookingshealth.org.

About Brookings Health System

Brookings Health System, located in Brookings, South Dakota, includes a 49-bed hospital, the 79-bed The Neighborhoods at Brookview nursing home, Brookhaven Estates senior living apartments, Yorkshire Eye Clinic, Arlington Medical Center, White Medical Clinic and Volga Medical Clinic. It is a non-profit, city-owned facility that offers the community a full range of inpatient, outpatient, surgical and extended care services. The emergency room is staffed 24 hours a day and provides around the clock patient needs ranging from minor injuries to life threatening crises. For more information about the services offered at Brookings Health System, please call (605) 696-9000 or visit us on the Web at brookingshealth.org.