HMHBGA Raises $35,000 At 6th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

Author: HMHBGA Staff

CONTACT: Elise Blasingame – / 404-205-6680

September 26, 2019 – Kennesaw, GA – Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia (HMHBGA) hosted its 6th Annual Move the Mark: Charity Golf Tournament on Monday, September 23, 2019 at Pinetree Country Club, in partnership with Official Golf Car Sponsor: Yamaha Golf Cars.

The event hosted over 90 golfers, sponsors, and guests who participated in an 18-hole scramble-style game, and included closest-to-the-pin competitions, longest drive competitions, on-course activities, a wine pull, raffles, and a silent auction. The tournament concluded with an awards presentation and reception.

“We are extremely grateful to our sponsors and participants, especially Yamaha Golf Cart Company” says Elise Blasingame, Executive Director of Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia. “This was our most successful tournament yet, raising $35,000 to move the mark on maternal health in Georgia. Every dollar will go to supporting families across Georgia to access the healthcare and resources they need.”

All proceeds raised during the tournament go towards HMHBGA’s work to improve maternal and infant health throughout the state of Georgia through advocacy, education and access to vital resources.

Overall Tournament Winners
1st Place Team: A Historic Tie! Both teams shot a stunning 51 overall!

Northside Hospital:
Mark Rosenthal
Kyle Holder
Rob Tsou
Brian Chandler

New Leaders Council:
Greg Clay
Trent Wesley
AJ Brooks

The two best teams overall received trophies as well as bottles of American Spirit Whiskey’s limited-edition Monday Night Brewing collaboration – a Scottish-Style Single Malt Whiskey.

Closest to the Pin (Women): Pam Gietzen, LPGA
Closest to the Pin (Men): Ben West, Mercer School of Medicine
Longest Drive (Women): Diane McPherson, Pinetree Country Club
Longest Drive (Men): Lee Ford, Atlanta Commission on Women

All winners of our individual contests received trophies, HMHBGA golf towels, and bottles of locally crafted Gin from Old Fourth Ward Distillery.

About Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia
Since 1974, HMHBGA has been the strongest statewide voice for improved access to healthcare for Georgia’s mothers and babies. The organization’s mission is to improve maternal and infant health through advocacy, education and access to vital resources. HMHBGA’s programming serves low-income women who are at higher risk for poor birth and postpartum outcomes, specifically through a highly rated prenatal education program. HMHBGA engages in advocacy at the state level to promote sound policies that improve maternal and infant health in the State. Finally, HMHBGA also operates four lines of business through a Call Center, one of which is the Georgia Family Healthline (1-800-300-9003).