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Aiming to Inspire Health Fundraiser & Raffle Raises Over $18K for COVID-19 Response Fund

Brookings, S.D. – Aug. 19, 2020 – More than 30 teams participated in Brookings Health System Foundation‘s eleventh annual Aiming to Inspire Health sporting clays fundraiser on Thursday, Aug. 13 at Medary Creek Hunt Club, rural Aurora, S.D., presented by First Bank & Trust.

Net proceeds of over $18,000 was directed toward the Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund which will help purchase needed personal protective equipment and other necessary supplies used by Brookings Health to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

Winners from the event include:

  • First Place Adult Team —156; Sanford Health Brookings Clinic: Jon Greseth, Rod Brandenburger, Evan Koerner and Ron Koerner
  • First Place Adult Individual — 44; Chad Taecker 
  • Second Place Adult Individual— 43; Evan Koerner 
  • First Place Youth Team – 124; Thompson Electric: Wyatt Drew, Peter Dammen, Jason Poppen and Ryan Nielson
  • First Place Youth Individual— 36; Sam Brandenburger
  • Second Place Youth Individual— 35; Thomas Smith
  • Drawing, Team— Team Lee
  • Drawing, Individual – Kevin Tetzlaff
  • Ghost Clay Drawing— Craig Niemann
  • Early Bird Drawing— Rusty Rabbits

Winners of the Aiming to Inspire Health raffle sponsored by Sanford Health Brookings Clinic include: 

  • Grand Prize Benelli Ultra Light 12 Gauge Shotgun: Tyson Leite 
  • Second Prize YETI Hopper Cooler Filled with Hunting Supplies: Heidi Veenstra

Event sponsors included First Bank & Trust; 3M Brookings; Avera Medical Group Brookings; Back in Motion Chiropractic; Banner Associates; Bowes Construction; Brothers Pharmacy; Dacotah Bank; Eide Bailly; Falcon Plastics, Inc.; Foerster Distributing; Great Western Bank; Helsper, McCarty & Rasmussen P.C.; Hy-Vee; Kerry’s Landscaping; Larson Manufacturing; Olympic Companies, Inc.; Runnings; Sanford Health Brookings Clinic; Scheels Sioux Falls; and Thompson Electric.

Individuals who would still like to donate to the COVID-19 response fund may do so by visiting brookingshealth.org/Foundation. For more information about Brookings Health System Foundation, please contact Foundation Director Sara Schneider at (605) 696-8855 or [email protected].

About Brookings Health System

Brookings Health System, located in Brookings, South Dakota, includes a 49-bed hospital, the 79-bed The Neighborhoods at Brookview nursing home, Brookhaven Estates senior living apartments, Yorkshire Eye Clinic & Optical, and medical clinics in Arlington, White and Volga, South Dakota. It is a non-profit, city-owned facility that offers the community a full range of inpatient, outpatient, emergency and extended care services. Brookings Hospital provides local access to doctors in Brookings and offers robotic da Vinci surgery and Mako robotic-arm assisted procedures, making it one of the premier rural community hospitals in South Dakota. For more information about the services offered at Brookings Health System, please call (605) 696-9000 or visit us on the Web at brookingshealth.org.

About Brookings Health System Foundation

The mission of Brookings Health System Foundation is “Inspiring people to support Brookings Health System through philanthropy, recognizing the vital role of local healthcare in sustaining quality of life in our community.” Gifts to the Foundation support charity health care for those less fortunate, health and wellness education, facility, equipment, and technology upgrades and other needs as they arise at Brookings Health System. For more information about Brookings Health System Foundation or how you may contribute, please contact Foundation Director Sara Schneider at (605) 696-8855 or [email protected].

PHOTO: Steve Hogie from Team First Bank & Trust readies his aim during Brookings Health System Foundation’s eleventh annual Aiming to Inspire Health sporting clays fundraiser held at Medary Creek Hunt Club. This year’s event raised over $18,000 for the Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund. The fund will help purchase needed personal protective equipment and other necessary supplies used by Brookings Health’s team members to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.