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Horizon Health Foundation raises nearly $50,000 for local Wessington Springs patients

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(WESSINGTON SPRINGS, SD) – Eighty-eight golfers took the course at Horizon Health Foundation’s 3rd annual Pars for Patients Golf Tournament, Dinner, and Auction. This year $48,472 was raised to purchase equipment and support patient care at Jerauld County Community Health Center & Dental Clinic.

All funds raised go toward medical and dental equipment, along with patient programs to help with transportation, food insecurity, children’s dental health, cancer care, and other medical, dental and behavioral health needs.

“We’re very grateful for the money raised at this year’s tournament,” said Liza Kolousek, hygienist at Jerauld County Dental Clinic. “We’ll be given the opportunity to purchase items and equipment to help give the best patient care and education to our patients in order to guide them on a healthy journey.”

On Friday, June 9th, at the Springs Country Club in Wessington Springs, South Dakota, 150 golfers and community members enjoyed a fun-filled day of activities.

Golfers enjoyed 18 holes of golf with a variety of games. See The Trainer won the first flight of golfing, while the Kolousek/Schleske Team took second place in the first flight. For the second flight, American Bank & Trust took first place and the Brian Amick Team took second place.

During the evening, 150 golfers and community members enjoyed a prime rib dinner, sponsored by L Double J Implement, Seed Barn, and Rob-See-Co. A silent and live auction gave attendees the opportunity to bid on multiple local packages, one-of-a-kind experiences, and international trips. The auctioneer also offered a time where participants could generously contribute to the Wessington Springs medical and dental clinic through Fund-A-Mission, in which over $20,000 cash was raised in under 10 minutes.

“Pars for Patients gives Horizon the opportunity to modernize our clinic equipment and facilities in order to remove any barriers to care,” said Melanie Pollard, regional manager at Horizon Health Care. “We’re very proud of our community and want to live up to our mission to provide rural communities with access to high-quality, affordable primary care services.”

The Jerauld County Community Health Center & Dental Clinic staff and the Horizon Health Foundation would like to recognize and thank the following sponsors for their generous support: Stifel Person-Wright Financial Group; American Bank & Trust – Wessington Springs; L Double J Implement; Seed Barn; Rob-See-Co; Jans Corporation/RSA; Krohmer Agency; See The Trainer;  Amkota Farm & Home Center; Agtegra; Quality Quick Print; Rivers Edge Bank; A&B Business; Firesteel Ranch Corporation; Dakota Cleaning & Maintenance; Venture Communications Cooperative; South Dakota Farm Bureau Health Plans; Heartland Energy; AgDirect; Vern Eide – Mitchell; Wilbur-Ellis; Farm Credit Services of America; Springs Food Market; Jensen’s True Value; and Mattress by Appointment.

About Horizon Health Foundation

The Horizon Health Foundation was established in 2016 to ensure rural health care access to those in need and provide funding for Horizon Health Care. Horizon Health Foundation, a tax-exempt, non-profit corporation, seeks through responsible activities to encourage and derive sustaining gift support from current and former patients and interested friends, including corporate entities. The Horizon Health Foundation, operating in coordination with Horizon Health Care, is the duly designated fundraising arm for Horizon Health Care.  In the broadest sense, the purpose of the Foundation is to create an awareness of the financial needs of Horizon Health Care, which are not provided by patient charges and to systematically implement plans by which dollar needs can be met.

About Horizon Health Care

For over 40 years, Horizon Health Care has been providing personalized, affordable, high-quality medical, dental and behavioral health care through a rural, community-based network in South Dakota. Horizon is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that serves the medical, dental and mental health care needs of South Dakotans in rural, medically underserved areas through 110,000 patient visits annually in 31 community health centers in: Aberdeen, Alcester, Bison, Bryant, De Smet, Eagle Butte, Elk Point, Faith, Fort Thompson, Howard, Huron, Isabel, La Plant, Lake Preston, Martin, McIntosh, Mission, Plankinton, Wessington Springs, White River, Woonsocket, and Yankton. For more information, please visit