Putt putt-zing around town

Participants in the 2017 CHP Putting for Hospice Mini-Golf take a shot at the Wapakoneta YMCA's mini-golf hole last year. CHP is bringing back the event this Saturday, with the round kicking off at 9 a.m. at CHP.
Staff Writer

You might want to brush up on your short game, because Community Health Professionals, a Wapakoneta based home and hospice care provider, are bringing back their Putting for Hospice Mini Golf tournament next Saturday.

In teams of four, the golfers will travel around to Wapakoneta businesses taking on a slate of mini-golf holes designed by each host, and in the process, raise a little bit of money.

"All of the proceeds from this event will benefit our Patient Care Fund, which helps families who are not able to afford end of life care," CHP's Event Coordinator Melissa Hittepole said.

"Terminal illness does not discriminate and affects all, from the very young to the elderly. We must raise more than $200,000 per year to pay for indigent care, medical supplies, and prescription drugs that we supply to our patients."

"Without support from events like this, many terminally ill patients would go without the dignified care that they need and deserve," she added. "This event helps us to financially continue our mission of caring and serving our beloved patients."

Like CHP's hospice care, the event in itself is also...

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