Nearly 70 golfers raised $11,400 for grieving families. The nine-hole GOLF “fore” ANGELS tournament supports infant bereavement care fund at Jamestown Regional Medical Center.

“Losing an infant is a devastating experience,” said Dr. Mandy Sorlie, family practice physician at Sanford Health Jamestown. “This fund allows myself and others to feel like we are helping.”

ANGELS stands for Advocating for Neonatal Grief and Early Loss Support. Every year, families experience the loss of an infant due to an unexpected circumstance. ANGELS helps pay medical bills for those parents through the JRMC Foundation. The fund is available to anyone who experiences infant loss at JRMC at the gestation of 16 weeks or greater up to 4 months of age due to unavoidable circumstances.

  • team at GOLF fore ANGELS
    ANGELS golfers raised more than $11,000 for families experiencing infant bereavement.

On average, the fund helps two to three families each year.

“GOLF “fore” ANGELS is special in the way it touches so many hearts,” said JRMC Foundation Director Lisa Jackson. “Sixty-four golfers came together to show support. Losing a child is like losing a piece of yourself. This tournament helps parents put those pieces back together.”


Dr. Sorlie and her family created the fund in 2015, after a Jamestown area family experienced infant loss in a delivery room at JRMC.

“My family can’t imagine the pain of losing a baby. We want to do anything we can to take the burden off of parents going through this,” Dr. Sorlie said. “Now that we’ve held this tournament for seven years, I’ve received thank yous and letters from moms who experienced infant bereavement decades ago and moms who experienced more recent loss. I hope the people who support this event know how much the community appreciates them.”

JRMC is grateful to the Sorlie family for bringing us together in support of families who experience infant loss, Jackson said.

“Thank you the Sorlies, golfers, sponsors and volunteers for supporting families when they need it most,” she said.

Next year’s ANGELS tournament is set for Saturday, July 29, 2023.

2022 GOLF “fore” ANGELS results include:


1st Place: Martin Team
2nd Place: Wanzek Team
3rd Place: Ulland Team


Hole #1
Summer Fun Station (TRAC pass & Summer Stuff)
Karen Bivens
Hole #2
Longest Drive – Men’s & Ladies’ (Car washes)
Devon Martin / Dani Baumgartner
Hole #4
Best Looking Shot off the Tee (Pop-its)
Nick Bruns Team
Hole #6
Shortest Drive Men’s & Ladies’ (Pizza)
Nick Bruns / Brandie Ulland
Hole #7
Mammoth Drive
Blake Hochhalter
Hole #8
Closest to the Pin (Tapp’s Lounge)
Brett Martin
Hole #9
Longest Putt (IDK Gift Card)
Ryan Wanzek

Hockey Stick Challenge

Nick Bruns

50/50 Cash Raffle

John Tompkins
*donated back to JRMC