Jamestown Regional Medical Center’s annual GOLF “fore” ANGELS event, on Saturday, August 4, is still in need of volunteers and silent auction item donations.
For the first time in the event’s three-year history, the golf roster is full.
“This community is amazing. I’m grateful for the support,” said Dr. Mandy Sorlie, family practitioner at Sanford Health Jamestown. GOLF “fore” ANGELS is the brainchild of Dr. Sorlie, her husband, Dave, and their three children.
“Now that we are full of teams, we humbly ask the community for help. We looking for volunteers to help set up, tear down and register golfers that day. We also seek silent auction item donations. That help makes a big difference.”
The 9-hole tournament benefits infant bereavement care at JRMC.
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.
In 2017, the tournament raised about $9,000.
ANGELS stands for Advocating for Neonatal Grief and Early Loss Support (ANGELS). ANGELS grant amounts and recipients are determined by the availability of funds. The grant covers the labor and delivery charges after insurance payments. On average, families that have insurance would otherwise have to pay more than $1,500 for these medical services. ANGELS removes this financial burden and helps families grieve. Since it started three years ago, the Dr. Mandy and Dave Sorlie ANGELS fund has helped 10 families.
GOLF “fore” ANGELS registration opens at 9 a.m., shotgun starts at 10 a.m. A luncheon is set for 1 p.m. with silent auction and awards to follow. The public is welcome to the luncheon. Cost is $15 per person.
Other GOLF “fore” ANGELS sponsors include:
Dr. Mandy and Mr. Dave Sorlie Family
Dr. Tim Volk – in memory of Capri
Nill Construction, Inc. – in memory of Adam Lee Nill
Reis Above Aviation
Jason & Meghan Braun Family
Sue & Jim Matthiesen – in memory of Tenley Elizabeth Henning
Two Rivers Printing
Jory & Missy Hansen Family – in memory of Hayden & Kade
Collins Family – in memory of Julie Ann Collins
Collins Family – in memory of Claire Karen Patnaude
The Medicine Shoppe
Ryan, Jess & Gavin Skjeret
Kent & Jeanne Sortland