REDLANDS – The 37th Redlands Community Hospital Foundation Golf Classic for the Ken Corwin
Cup is just over a month away, and already organizers are looking forward
to raising a record amount of support for the hospital. The tournament,
with an estimated 144 golfers expected to participate, will be held on
June 20. 2019, at Redlands Country Club. Like always, excitement is running high.
The Redlands Community Hospital Foundation has named Susan & Paul Shimoff,
tournament sponsors as Honorary Co-Chairs for 37th tournament. This year, all net proceeds will support the hospital’s
emergency department expansion that now in the second phase of construction.
“The Golf Classic is always a very special event,” said Kathy
Meredith, vice president of Pacific Premier Bank and RCH Foundation board
chair. “Not only is it great fun for both the golfers and the community,
but it raises a significant amount of money each year for projects that
are important to the hospital and to our neighbors.”
For nearly four decades, the Golf Classic has represented Redlands Community
Hospital as its highest profile and most enthusiastic fundraiser, drawing
golfers and other support from throughout the Inland Empire. Last year
the tournament raised an estimated $250,000 to support the ER project
and this year organizers hope to raise even more through sponsorships,
auctions and, of course, golfer participation. Some 80 volunteers from
the Redlands Community Hospital Auxiliary, hospital staff and Redlands
County Club will be working diligently on tournament day to ensure that
the event is the rousing success that it always is.
Again this year, Hatfield Buick is the Hole-in-One sponsor for the tournament.
They are joined by over 100 individuals and businesses including the Redlands
Community Hospital Medical Staff, Susan and Paul Shimoff, West Coast University,
Hamilton Construction, West Coast Environmental, SEI, the University of
Redlands, the Paul Ware Family Foundation, Infinity Drywall Contracting,
Pass Physical Therapy, South Coast Facility Services and Premier Medical
Transportation & Equipment.
Afterward, golfers and other supporters will meet in the clubhouse to enjoy
a special post-tournament awards dinner. Featured will be live and silent
auctions that will give bidders an opportunity to vie for prizes, including
California Angeles tickets for prime seats behind home plate, a Disney-themed
watch from Queens Jewelers in Redlands, and greens fees for four players
to golf at Redlands Country Club. Numerous golf-related items, including
clothing and equipment, will be raffled off to lucky winners during the dinner.
“There couldn’t be a more important beneficiary from this tournament
than our outstanding Emergency Department, which for more than a century
has served as a lifeline for the community,” Jan Opdyke, Foundation
President said. “We’re so fortunate to have an exceptional
Emergency Department right in the heart of our community, and support
for the tournament will mean that our friends and neighbors will be able
received that same level of care they have come to expect long into the
Over many years no one understood the importance of giving like Kenton
W. Corwin, longtime president of the Foundation and the man whose memory
The Ken Corwin Cup is dedicated to. Corwin’s efforts were essential
to the tournament’s creation and his dedication and commitment continue
to be reflected in the Golf Classic’s success many years later.
His son Clay will serve as Master of Ceremonies.
For additional information, please call the Redlands Community Hospital
Foundation at (909) 335-5540.