In spite of Mother Nature, the 12th Annual Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehab (C/PR) Alumni Golf Tournament, on May 11, was an unqualified success. It rained the night before and the wind blew on tournament day, but nearly 130 hardy golfers teed up to help the heart and lung rehab patients of Cumberland County. Along with the golfers, our presenting partner Cumberland Medical Center (CMC) and our many dedicated volunteers played a great game of golf, but also kept their eye on our slogan/purpose, “Helping HEARTS one beat at a time and Helping LUNGS one breath at a time.”

Local businesses both large and small opened up their hearts and businesses for the cause. The number is too large to mention each and everyone, but they will be honored by an advertisement in the near future. They are appreciated and will be made known by our membership and friends. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

A special thanks to the administration and staff of CMC; without them as a presenting partner, the tournament would not have been as important or as special. CMC contributes on a daily basis to our community’s health needs and is often overlooked until that certain moment occurs. We salute them for their daily efforts to assist the sick and for being an outstanding healthcare partner in our community. Thank you.

The tournament was held at Bear Trace Golf Course, one of Crossville’s finest, with an outstanding staff led by General Manager Kevin Burgin, PGA. They treated everyone professionally and made us feel like we belonged at their place. Thanks to all the staff.

Every golfer who enters the C/PR tournament receives a gift of thanks and they all have a special place in our hearts for helping with our cause.

The winners of the 12th Annual C/PR Alumni Golf Tournament are:

First place — Roy Soto, Bill Maxwell, Ed DeMars and Everett Cook

Second place — Tim Henion, Thomas Byrne, John Lambert and Mitch Huftsteler

Third place — Anthony Ianni, Dusty Rhodes, Tom Bronnenberg and Ed Dailey

Special prize winners were Janice Cole, closest to the pin; Chuck Power, closest to the line; and John Lambert, closest to the pin.

We will return with our 13th edition of the Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehab Alumni Golf Tournament in May 2011. We promise to make improvements and additions for your golfing pleasure. Thanks again!