GOLF “fore” ANGELS is a day in remembrance of little angels and caring for others. The nine-hole tournament raises money for infant bereavement care at Jamestown Regional Medical Center.
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.
On average, the fund helps three to five families each year.
In 2021, the tournament raised $15,000.
“The community here is unbelievably supportive,” said Dr. Mandy Sorlie, a family medicine provider at Sanford Health in Jamestown. Sorlie, her husband Dave, and their three children, organize the tournament each year. “Every year, this tournament grows because people see how its impacting lives. We are grateful.”
The Sorlie family created the fund in 2015, after a Jamestown area family experienced infant loss in a delivery room at JRMC.
“I went home and I just cried,” Dr. Sorlie said. “Dave supported me when I said, ‘I want to do something.’”
JRMC is grateful to the Sorlie family for bringing us together in support of families who experience infant loss, said JRMC Foundation Director Lisa Jackson.
“Thank you to the Sorlies, the golfers and sponsors for supporting families when they need it most,” she said. “Because of them, 100% of the proceeds help pay the medical bills for these families. Plus, gifts are tax-deductible.”
BE PART OF GOLF “FORE” ANGELS
This year’s ANGELS tournament is set for Saturday, July 30 at the Jamestown Country Club.
8:30 am – Breakfast Social
9 am – Welcome & Shotgun Start
1 pm – Luncheon & Auction
The $75 player fee includes 9-holes of golf with cart, lunch, Halo package (mulligan, putting tape, putting contest), games and prizes and team photo.
2022 Golf “FORE” ANGELS sponsorship levels include:
- $1,000 Angel Sponsor (four players)
- $750 Advocate Sponsor (four players)
- $500 Cart Sponsor (four players)
- $350 Corporate Team Sponsor (four players + hole sign)
- $300 Either Lunch, Beverage or Prize Sponsor
- $250 Summer Fun Hole, Hole in One Contest Sponsor, Mammoth Drive Sponsor, Hockey Stick Putt Sponsor
- $150 Hole Sponsor