Fore! the Health of It! Golf Tournament

Thank you for another record-setting tournament!

StoneRidge Golf Course

1st Place Gross – Albeni Falls Building Supply (Kevin Monahan, Matt Dieter, Mike Sandau, and Jason Landon)

BLANCHARD – June 14th’s Fore! the Health of It! Golf Tournament scrambled 120 players for the Newport Hospital and Health Services Foundation (NHHSF) for the 12th annual fundraiser and raised over $28,000, a $3,500 increase over 2018. The event was held at StoneRidge Golf Course and included an 18-hole scramble, awards ceremony and dinner. 30 Teams teed off under sunny skies and warm temperatures, a welcome relief to the stormy weather of previous years’ tournaments. Organized by the Newport Hospital and Health Services Foundation, the golf tournament is part of the annual campaign to raise funds to promote and support all Foundation programs, including the Healthy Kids Snack Bags program, Reach Out and Read, and hospital district educational and equipment needs.

Platinum event co-sponsors Kalispel Tribe of Indians, Northern Quest Resort and Casino, and Albeni Falls Building Supply were well-represented, joining 17 additional sponsors, StoneRidge members, and community golfers. Tournament Winners include: 1st Place Gross – Albeni Falls Building Supply (Kevin Monahan, Matt Dieter, Mike Sandau, and Jason Landon); 2nd Place Gross – Mercer/Principal (Chris Codd, Tom Wilbur, Matt Schnug, and Doug Rosendahl); 3rd Place Gross – Coordinated Care (Adam Hober, Scott Davis, Gary Kuhn, and Pam Copeland); 1st Place Net – Justin Arrand, River Arrand, Derek Thomas and Corey George; 2nd Place Net – Hoppy Gilmore (Cherie Coldwell, Aubrey Warmoth, Cooper Balke, and Santini Puailoa); 3rd Place Net – Dr. Clay Kersting, Katie Kersting, Dr. Jeremy Lewis, and Gae Lewis. Women’s Long Drive – Cherie Coldwell; Men’s Long Drive – Chris Codd; Women’s Closest to Pin – Kim Manus; Men’s Closest to Pin – René Mendez; Long Putt – Chet Scott.

According to Lori Stratton, Foundation Event and Program Supervisor, this year’s tournament exceeded previous years not only in sponsorships, but in tournament volunteers, as well. Approximately 10 volunteers turned out to support the event, including Foundation board members and tournament photographer, Lois Robertson, who also serves on the PHD#1 Board of Hospital Commissioners. “I don’t think it could have gone better this year – the weather was perfect, volunteers were amazing, and our golfers had a great time,” beamed Stratton following the award ceremony. The 2020 Fore! the Health of It! Tournament is set for June 19th.

Newport Hospital and Health Services Foundation began in 2008 and has since contributed over $300,000 to Public Hospital District #1 programs. The NHHS Foundation mission is to cultivate relationships and partnerships to generate financial and other resources to assist NHHS to serve the community, promote health and improve lives. In support of the District’s mission, the Foundation raises money for needed healthcare equipment, supplies, healthcare delivery, and overall community health and education. More information on NHHS Foundation is available at


Foundation Office:  509.447.7928, ext. 4373

Event Chair: Kim Manus * Foundation Director: Jenny Smith

Foundation Event & Program Supervisor: Lori Stratton


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