Over $17,000 in Net Proceeds Raised at Aiming to Inspire Health Sporting Clays Fundraiser

Posted: 8/27/2012

Funds go to new skilled nursing facility's therapy gym

Winners from the third annual Aiming to Inspiring Health Fundraiser include, Hunter Jensen, left, top youth shooter, and Connor Rude, top adult shooter.Hunting and firearm enthusiasts showed full support of the Brookings Health System Foundation last Thursday evening at the third annual Aiming to Inspire Health sporting clays fundraiser. The event was held at Medary Creek Hunt Club, rural Aurora, S.D., and presented by First Bank & Trust.

“From sponsorships, shooting registrations, raffle tickets, and silent auctions, the event raised approximately $17,500 in net proceeds, all of which will go to fund needed equipment for the new skilled nursing facility’s therapy gym,” said Foundation Development Officer Barb Anderson.

Hunter Jensen walked away with the top youth shooter award with a score of 24. Connor Rude was the top adult shooter with a score of 42. Both received $100 Scheels gift cards. Team Harry Mansheim State Farm was the top team with a score of 140. Team members Danny Foerster, Scott Bullington, Riley Bullington, and Heath Bullington each received a $50 Scheels gift card.

First runner up in the raffle drawing was Len Smith, who received a $100 Scheels gift card. Grand prize winner Sherry Cappel took home the pair of VIP 49cc gas scooters. Silent auction recipients included Steven Hogie for the quartzite garden bench from LG Everist, Al Lee for the one-day guided fishing trip for two from Mike Tietjen of Wild Dakota Television, and Gary Isenberg for the hunting gear package from Kjerstads Sports of Lake Benton, Minn.

“Our heartfelt thanks go out to all of our sponsors, volunteers and participants who helped make the event a success this year,” said Anderson.

Event sponsors included 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.

The event also included 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 provided free hunting dog demonstrations, including obedience, bird/game pointing, tracking and retriever training. Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever, Wild Turkey Foundation and Brookings Wildlife Federation also provided free hunting information.

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.

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 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 brookingshealth.org.