Limited Spots Remain for Aiming to Inspire Health Sporting Clays Fundraiser

Posted: 8/8/2012

Event to include raffle, silent auction, free health screening, and free hunting information and demonstrations

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.Only 22 of 100 limited spots remain for hunting and firearm enthusiasts to participate in Brookings Health System Foundation’s third annual Aiming to Inspire Health sporting clays fundraiser, Aug. 23 from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at Medary Creek Hunt Club, rural Aurora, S.D. The event is presented by First Bank & Trust.

Interested individuals are encouraged to register soon as openings will not be guaranteed the day of the event. Registration fees are $50 per adult or $200 per four-person team. Registration fee includes a meal and ammunition. Shooters will be grouped in teams of four at the event. $100 Scheels gift cards will go to the top youth and adult individual shooters; a $50 Scheels gift card will be awarded to each member of the top team.

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

Individuals who do not shoot but would still like to contribute may purchase raffle tickets for a pair of VIP 49cc gas scooters. Raffle tickets cost $20 each or five tickets for $75; only 500 tickets will be sold and ticket holders need not be present to win. Tickets are available at the hospital front desk and from Foundation committee members.

A silent auction featuring a quartzite garden bench from LG Everist, a one-day guided fishing trip for two with Mike Tietjen of Wild Dakota Television, and a hunting gear package from Kjerstads Sports of Lake Benton, Minn., will also be held at the event.

The event will also include free health screenings from Brookings Health System, including blood pressure, step test, grip test, and a coupon for a discounted cholesterol check at Brookings Health System’s laboratory. Dog breeder Rod Brandenburger will provide free hunting dog demonstrations, including obedience, bird/game pointing, tracking and retriever training. There will also be free hunting information provided by Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever, Wild Turkey Foundation and Brookings Wildlife Federation.

Event sponsors include Avera Medical Group Brookings, Mansheim State Farm, Larson Manufacturing, Horty-Elving Architecture, Glover & Helsper, P.C., Clark Drew Construction, Sodexo, Hy-Vee, Sanford Health Brookings Clinic, Twin City Fan, Eide Bailly, Banner and Associates, Kreisers Medical Supply, The Exchange, Rude’s Home Furnishings, Mitel Datanet and Outlaw Graphics. In-kind contributions have been made by Dacotah Bank, Homestead Do It, Runnings, Gas N More, Central Business, Swiftel Center and Minuteman Press.

Brookings Health System Foundation works 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