Golf Tournament Raises $31k For Local Cancer Center (2016-12-05 12:19:51)

The 44th Annual Grover C. Robbins, Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament was held at Grandfather Golf and Country Club on Tuesday, October 11, 2016. The event raised more than $31,000 to benefit the Seby B. Jones Regional Cancer Center.

Sandi Cassidy, Director of Oncology Services, stated: "I cannot express the depth of my gratitude to everyone involved and for all the work that goes into making this incredible event so very special."

Twenty-seven four-person teams participated in the Scramble event. The first place team for lowest net score included Chad Smith, Vernon Smith, Marvin Cameron and Chris Dauster. The first place team for lowest gross score included Jim Wood, Mark Gould, Rusty Edwards and Gorham Bradley.

Since 1942, Spencer Robbins, founder of the Grover C. Robbins, Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament, has worked tirelessly to raise funds to support the Seby B. Jones Regional Cancer Center. In 2011, Appalachian Regional Healthcare System honored Spencer Robbins with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his service and dedication to support quality healthcare in the High Country.
"Spencer and his brother Harry were the first to step up and make a substantial commitment to healthcare in this community," said Richard Sparks, President and CEO of Appalachian Regional Healthcare System.

Appalachian Regional Healthcare Foundation (ARHF) would like to thank:
Tournament sponsor: Wells Fargo
Signature Sponsors: First Citizen's Bank, IH Services, INC, Skyline Skybest and Paragon Revenue Group
Eagle Level Sponsors: Criterion Healthcare and Med Assist
Tee/Green Sponsors:, Greenleaf Services Inc., Mountaineer Golf Center, T. Bragg McLeod, Registry Partners Incorporated and Alleghany Memorial Hospital Foundation.
ARHF would also like to thank Grandfather Golf and Country Club, Chip King, Michael Reed and the entire Grandfather Golf and Country Club staff. Lastly, ARHF wishes to thank the players who participated in the tournament.

For more information about the tournament, contact Addie Cardwell at 828-262-4391.
To learn more about the Seby B. Jones Regional Cancer Center, visit

Image: Richard Sparks (President & CEO of ARHS), Chuck Mantooth (President of Watauga Medical Center) and Rob Hudspeth (Sr. VP of System Advancement)