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

Posted: 6/27/2012

Proceeds to Fund Therapy Equipment for New Skilled Nursing Facility

This VIP 49cc gas scooter is one of a pair to be raffled off to a lucky winner at the third annual Aiming to Inspire Health sporting clays fundraiser. Proceeds from the fundraiser will help fund therapy gym equipment at the new skilled nursing facility.Brookings Health System Foundation will hold the third annual Aiming to Inspire Health sporting clays fundraiser on Aug. 23, 4-7:30 p.m., at Medary Creek Hunt Club, rural Aurora, S.D., presented by First Bank & Trust.

Proceeds from the 2012 event will help fund needed equipment for the new skilled nursing facility’s therapy gym.

“More and more people who experience a short-term illness or injury, like a stroke or joint replacement, rehabilitate close to home at a skilled nursing facility,” said Long-Term Care Administrator Jason Hanssen. “Our new skilled nursing facility we are currently building will have a neighborhood dedicated just for those residents. Therapy will be an important component of their recovery. The gym equipment purchased with the Aiming to Inspire Health proceeds will help our family and friends return home to live.”

Event registration is limited to 100 shooters so families, youth and adults are encouraged to register by July 20. The registration fee includes a meal and ammunition. Shooters will be grouped in teams of four at the event. Shooting prizes will be awarded for the top shooting team, top youth shooter, and top adult individual shooter.

In addition, a pair of VIP 49cc gas scooters from My Cool Hot Scooter of Volga, S.D., will be raffled at the event. Tickets cost $20 each or five tickets for $75; ticket holders need not be present to win.  

Other event sponsors include Avera Medical Group Brookings, Glover & Helsper, P.C., Clark Drew Construction, Sodexo, Kreisers Inc. and Banner Engineering, Architecture and Surveying.

Brookings Health System Foundation’s mission is to cultivate philanthropic gifts to 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.

To register for the event or purchase raffle tickets, please contact Foundation Officer Barb Anderson at (605) 696-8855 or

About Brookings Health System

Brookings Health System, located in Brookings, South Dakota, includes a 49-bed hospital, the 79-bed Brookview Manor nursing home, and Brookhaven Estates apartments. It is a non-profit, city-owned facility that offers the community a full range of inpatient, outpatient, and extended care services. The emergency room is staffed 24 hours a day and provides around the clock medical-nursing care for 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