The Via Christi Foundation will host its 33rd annual Charity Classic Golf Tournament on Monday, Sept. 9, at Wichita Country Club — for which the proceeds will go to Via Christi’s International Family Medicine Fellowship and adolescent care at Via Christi Behavioral Health Center.
Mark Potter, head men’s basketball coach for Newman University in Wichita will be among the golfers at this year’s tournament.
“It’s important to draw attention to mental health issues since they affect many of those around us and we don’t always know it,” said Potter, who experienced severe depression nine years ago and was recently appointed by Gov. Sam Brownback to the Mental Health Task Force, a panel charged with recommending ways to improve the state's mental health system.
The funds raised for the adolescent patients at Via Christi Behavioral Health Center will help update educational material and provide additional resources to support the needs of 12- to 17-year-old patients in need of crisis stabilization and short-term hospitalization.
The Via Christi International Family Medicine Fellowship was developed to equip family physicians with a unique knowledge base and clinical skills necessary to effectively serve the poorest and most underserved people of this world. Celebrating five years of service, the program’s vision is to provide real training to mobilize a force of compassionate, competent family physicians who will go and make a real difference in transforming the lives of those living in medically underserved regions.
The tournament will begin with morning play at 7:30 a.m. and afternoon play at 1:15 p.m. The entry fee is $500 per person and includes a 7 a.m. breakfast, lunch following morning play and dinner following afternoon play. Morning awards will be presented at lunch. Evening awards will be presented at dinner.
For Charity Classic Golf Tournament entry information, call Kathi Greger at 316-239-3526.
Please click here to download this year's registration form. We hope you'll join us!