Team Williams and Team Wilson Make Four Year Commitment for the BGHF Golf Tournament in Support of New Fracture Clinic at BGH
March 26, 2019 – Two community minded businesses, Williams Hotels and Alexander Wilson Architect Inc. have made a four-year commitment as co-sponsors for the BGHF’s fundraising golf tournament, “Fairways for Fractures.” This year’s tournament will be held at Black Bear Ridge Golf Course on June 13th. Funds raised, will support the new Fracture Clinic at Belleville General Hospital (BGH). Belleville General Hospital Foundation (BGHF) has committed to raise $375,000 in support of this project. This amount is required to leverage dollars from the provincial government for the redevelopment project.
Co-sponsor and committee member, Brad Williams, Executive VP, Williams Hotels, “We are very excited to be teaming up with the BGHF again this year to present what we think will quickly become the golf event of the year! Our previous tournament “Swing Fore Cancer” ran for four years and raised an impressive $169,958 (net)! These funds were directed to purchase equipment for Cancer care at BGH. For the next four years, we are fundraising to build a new Fracture Clinic at BGH.”
The tournament’s format is different than any other fundraising golf tournament, in the area. Competitive and passionate golfers will be thrilled with the advanced new format which includes Alternate Shots, Better Ball, Scramble, and a ‘Ryder Cup’ style game within the game. Brad Williams remarked, “Showcasing three different formats of play will definitely add a new level of enjoyment!”
Alexander Wilson Architect Inc. Founder and Principal Architect, Sandy Wilson believes in supporting healthcare in the Quinte community, where he opened a new office in November 2018, outside of their home office in Kingston. When asked why he chose to support the BGHF tournament, Sandy remarked, “I am a member of the Board of Directors of the Kingston Health Sciences Centre. This has made me keenly aware of the role our regional hospitals play in fostering healthier communities. As an Architect with many projects involving seniors, youth and the less advantaged I have also become aware of the enormous relationship between health and such varied factors as homelessness, poverty and addictions. I guess my support of the BGHF tournament is really just support for the best and most inclusive healthcare possible for Southeastern Ontario.” Alexander Wilson Architect Inc. was established in 1988 and has a diverse portfolio of functionally demanding projects, resulting in a wide exposure to the fields of architecture, urban design, needs analysis and construction management.
The $250 all-in tournament fee includes lunch and dinner, lots of great prizes, etc. all in support of a worthy cause – helping to build a new Fracture Clinic at BGH.
The current Fracture Clinic is BGH’s busiest clinic which is shared by six surgeons. The clinic sees upwards of 13,000 patients per year and that number is rising. Patient safety and surgeon retention are additional catalysts for a new clinic. As the demand for hip and knee replacements increase and emergent cases continue to increase, the need for a new clinic is paramount.
BGHF, Executive Director Steve Cook, “We are very grateful for the support from our sponsors and the enthusiasm and hard work from the committee thus far. Our golf day event is an integral part of our special events program and we are excited to see it grow year on year. Partnerships and events such as this align with our strategic vision for the overall growth of the Foundation. As the needs of BGH continue to grow, so too does the work of BGHF.”
The Belleville General Hospital Foundation is grateful to co-sponsors, Williams Hotels and Alexander Wilson Architect Inc., and all of the sponsors that have signed up to-date. Brad Williams stated, “Williams Hotels has been operating in the Quinte area for 40 years and as a family business we truly value our community. We live in Belleville and are raising our children here, and we are honoured that we are able to play a positive role in shaping the level of health care Belleville is able to provide. By working with the Belleville General Hospital Foundation in raising money for much needed equipment and improvements, we are confident that we are helping to make life better for everyone in Quinte. People are not always aware that the government does not provide the funds to buy or replace medical equipment and it is up to the community and the Belleville General Hospital Foundation to come up with these funds. Replacing and upgrading equipment attracts great doctors and nurses and is paramount in providing first-rate community healthcare. We want to sincerely thank all of our community partners and co-sponsors in this event for helping make healthcare better in Belleville and Quinte.”
Sponsorship opportunities are available and registration is NOW OPEN online at www.bghf.ca. Sandy Wilson remarked, “If you have ever participated in a BGHF golf tournament (particularly one organized by the Williams Family!) you will know the fun of participating as well as the intense satisfaction of making the world a slightly better place.”
The Belleville General Hospital Foundation’s mission is to inspire community giving at all levels to improve health care outcomes for the people of Quinte through support for BGH. We connect a community who cares to the community hospital that cares for them.