The 32nd Annual HK’s Hospital Benefit Golf Tournament, held June 4-6 at The Cove Golf Course at The Lodge of Four Seasons, raised $146,000 — exceeding this year’s goal by $11,000. Proceeds will be used to renovate a Cardiac Cath Lab suite at Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach.


The 32nd Annual HK’s Hospital Benefit Golf Tournament, held June 4-6 at The Cove Golf Course at The Lodge of Four Seasons, raised $146,000 — exceeding this year’s goal by $11,000. Proceeds will be used to renovate a Cardiac Cath Lab suite at Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach.


“We’d like to thank the many sponsors and golfers for their generous support,” said Michael E. Henze, chief executive officer of Lake Regional Health System. “Their contributions will help ensure we continue to provide exceptional cardiac care for lake-area residents and visitors.”


The Annual HK’s Hospital Benefit Golf Tournament — traditionally held the first weekend in June — has earned in excess of $2.2 million for Lake Regional medical departments and the purchase of new medical equipment. Areas of the hospital that have benefited from past tournaments include the Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit, Obstetrics Department, Cancer Center and Wound Healing Center. The tournament was established by Harold Koplar, founder of The Lodge of Four Seasons.


“We’re pleased to support the hospital’s cardiac program,” said Susan Brown of Four Seasons Companies and HK’s Tournament Committee co-chair. “Because the lake is a vacation destination, it’s especially important that we have comprehensive, quality cardiac care available locally for residents and the area’s many visitors.”


This year, sponsors who donated $1,000 or more were invited to attend a VIP/Celebrity Party on Friday evening at the Lakeside Patio at The Lodge of Four Seasons. Honorary Chair and Pro Football Hall of Famer Willie Lanier presented a custom-engraved gift to each sponsor.


More than 350 people attended the Cocktail/Pairings Party on Saturday evening, which featured live and silent auctions. On Sunday, more than 230 golfers played The Cove Golf Course — the Lodge’s signature course designed by the legendary Robert Trent Jones Sr.


“Thanks to the community for their tremendous support again this year,” Brown said. “We could not be successful without our generous sponsors, donors, golfers and volunteers.”


Brown also thanked the event co-chairs: Charlie Cassmeyer, Cecilia Thomson and Walter White.


For information on the 33rd Annual HK’s Hospital Benefit Golf Tournament, scheduled June 3-5, 2011, call Lake Regional Fund Development at 573-348-8265 or visit lakeregional.com/development.