The 34th Annual HK’s Hospital Benefit Golf Tournament, held June 1-3 at The Lodge of Four Seasons, raised $160,000.


The 34th Annual HK’s Hospital Benefit Golf Tournament, held June 1-3 at The Lodge of Four Seasons, raised $160,000.

Proceeds will pay for Lake Regional’s new Hana surgical table used to perform less-invasive orthopedic procedures, including total hip and knee replacements.

The Annual HK’s Hospital Benefit Golf Tournament — traditionally held the first weekend in June — has earned in excess of $2.5 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, Wound Healing Center and Cardiac Cath Lab. The tournament was established by Harold Koplar, founder of The Lodge of Four Seasons.

“We’re pleased to support the hospital’s orthopedic program,” said Susan Brown of Four Seasons Companies and HK’s Tournament Committee co-chair. “Because so many people retire at the lake, it’s especially important that we have quality orthopedic care available locally.”

This year, sponsors who donated $1,000 or more were invited to attend a VIP/Celebrity Party on Friday evening at The Lodge of Four Seasons. Honorary Chair Tony Richardson, former Kansas City Chiefs fullback, presented a custom-engraved gift to each sponsor.

More than 350 people attended the Pairings Party on Saturday evening, which featured live and silent auctions. On Sunday, 244 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 Cecilia Thomson and Peter Brown Jr., and Honorary Co-chair Walter White.

“We’d like to thank the many sponsors, golfers and volunteers 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 orthopedic care for lake-area residents.”

Mark your calendar for the 35th Annual HK’s Hospital Benefit Golf Tournament, scheduled June 7-9, 2013. To learn more, visit HKsGolf.com.