The 2016 Athens Limestone Hospital Foundation Crystal Cup Tournament: Playing For A Purpose

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It is time once again to get ready to “tee it up” for the annual Athens-Limestone Hospital Foundation Crystal Cup Golf Tournament. This year the tournament will be held on Thursday, September 15th at Canebrake Golf Club with a shotgun start at 1:00 pm and a rain date of September 19th. Canebrake is a championship course, and the ALH Foundation would like to thank them again for hosting the Crystal Cup. This year’s format will continue to be a 3 person scramble. As part of the entry fee, each player will receive a mulligan package (one power drive and two mulligans), one free ticket for the Golf Ball Throw, gift package, and access to the range. The awards ceremony will be immediately following completion of play.

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There will be over $5,000 in prize money with a lunch provided by 306 BBQ from 11:30 am to 12:45 pm. Pizza will be specially prepared by Joe Carlucci of Joe’s World Famous Pizzeria at 6:00pm. Jimmy Smith Auto Group is the presenting sponsor and will offer a vehicle for the first hole in one on designated holes of the tournament. There are also other sponsorship opportunities still available. The Crystal Cup is known for great fellowship and fun and for the purpose of raising money to re-invest in Athens-Limestone Hospital, which was voted this year as one of the Top 10 hospitals in the state of Alabama. All money raised stays in Athens. The Crystal Cup is one of 4 major annual ALH Foundation fundraising events. Funds raised have served to upgrade the Emergency Room, purchase state of the art “smart beds,” procure a special table used in joint replacement surgeries, and provide the means to make the mother and baby wing one of the best in the area.

8-19-2016 8-13-51 AMThis year’s Crystal Cup proceeds will go towards the purchase of a refurbished OEC 9900 Elite C-Arm. The OEC 9900 Elite mobile standard C-Arm maintains a 12 inch II and is equipped with the ESP (Expanded Surgical Platform), the Basic Vascular Platform, as well as the Imaging Dynamic Range Management (DMR) software to help provide outstanding image quality. This combination completes this comprehensive system which allows you to select the product features that best meet your clinical needs. This high-performance mobile C-Arm is for use in general surgical procedures and provides flexible mechanical features such as a rotating anode x-ray tube, a user friendly touch screen user interface, and a superb image quality. The physical dimensions and the open design of the CF-Arm allow the system to be easily transported throughout the hospital and provide unobstructed imaging access around the patient and procedural table.

In addition, this year’s Crystal Cup is featuring another way to have fun, raise funds, and you don’t even have to be a golfer to win! For $10 per golf ball, the Foundation is offering you a chance to THROW A GOLF BALL to win a cash prize. After the conclusion of the Crystal Cup Golf Tournament, all participants will go to the driving range and throw, roll, loft, kick or heave a golf ball. The closest ball to the hole will win 50% of the proceeds of the total number of balls sold. You do not have to be a participant in the Crystal Cup to purchase a golf ball, but if you are unable to attend, you must get someone to throw your ball for you. This is yet another great way to support the ALH Foundation in their quest to make Athens-Limestone Hospital an even better community hospital.

For more information about this year’s Crystal Cup, register for the event, or be a sponsor, please contact Laine Terry at 256-233-9557, or email We hope we can count on your continued support, and look forward to having you join us for a day of fun, fellowship, food, and great golf.
By: Ali Elizabeth Turner

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