Hospice golf tourney raises more than $130,000
Jim Hilty, right, talks with Bob Haight, the President/CEO of the United Way of Marion County, left, before the shotgun start of the Spirit of Hospice Golf Tournament at the Golden Ocala Golf and Equestrian Club in Ocala, Fla. on Monday, Jan. 29, 2024. [Bruce Ackerman/Ocala Gazette] 2024.
The third annual Spirit of Hospice Golf Tournament was held Jan. 29 at the Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club. A whopping 184 golfers teed it up for the Hospice of Marion County fundraiser.The event was sponsored by Pinnacle Retirement Advisors to benefit the Nancy Renyhart Dementia Education Program.
The Spirit of Hospice award honoree was Ocala City Councilman Jim Hilty, who also is a member of the HMC board of directors.
The event raised $131,365 through the participating golfers and a silent auction. At the culmination of the event, a giant check for that amount was presented to Hospice of Marion County CEO Rick Bourne by Gary and Dawn Crawford, co-owners of Pinnacle Retirement Advisors.