MED Foundation holds annual Esmonde/Homan Memorial Golf Outing

The MED Foundation of Mercer Health held its annual Esmonde/Homan Memorial Golf Outing on June 9, 2023 at the Mercer County Elks Golf Club to raise funds for the organization’s scholarship program. 

This year, 36 teams of men, women and co-ed participants competed. The event began with a “golf ball drop” 50/50 drawing, raising an additional $3,280 for the scholarship fund. The winning ticket was purchased by Cindy Wenning, who is also a Friend of the MED Foundation. The Esmonde/Homan Memorial Golf Outing and scholarship program would not be possible without the support of the golfers, volunteers and generous sponsors listed below. Due to their generous support, the MED Foundation awarded $18,250 to 19 graduating seniors from the class of 2023.

“It is truly an honor to award these scholarships to our local students and to help support their future medical careers. Our hope is that one day they will serve our community as healthcare providers,” Deb Hemmelgarn, Director of the MED Foundation, said. “Thank you to our golfers and sponsors for supporting Mercer Health, the MED Foundation, and the golf outing. But most importantly, thank you for supporting the future of healthcare right here in Mercer County and the surrounding area.”

Next year’s golf outing is scheduled for June 14, 2024. For more information, please contact Deb Hemmelgarn, MED Foundation Director, at 419-678-5679.

2023 Esmonde/Homan Memorial Golf Outing Winning Teams

Men’s Division

  • 1st – Hemmelgarn Benefits – Randy Hemmelgarn, Michael McClurg, Howard Corona, JJ Woehrmeyer
  • 2nd – Marsh McLennan Agency- Jeff Sammons, Tim Antil, Tyler Bertke, Andy Watson
  • 3rd – Stammen Insurance- Josh Schmackers, Matt Kremer, Justin Miller, Kyle Koesters

Women’s Division

  • 1st–Diane Lefeld, Donna Bruns, Peg Muhlenkamp, Jean Rolfes

Co-Ed Division

  • 1st–  Century 21Mater Key Realty- Brandi Wagner, Trever Bransteter, Betty DuBry, Drew Paulus
  • 2nd– Dr. Jill Hemmelgarn- Jason Hemmelgarn, Steve Threewits, Sean Threewits
  • 3rd– The St. Henry Bank- Zach Kaup, Randy Bruns, Alex Monnier, Carrie Bruggeman

2023 Esmonde/Homan Memorial Golf Outing Sponsors

Golf Ball Sponsor: RB Advertising

Fairway Sponsors: Buschur Farms, Four U Packaging, Preferred Insurance Center, The St. Henry Bank

Hole in One Sponsor: Stammen Insurance

Corporate Sponsors: Blue & Co., Community Sports & Therapy Center, EverHeart Hospice, First Financial Bank, Garmann Miller, Hemmelgarn Benefits, IOS, KeyBridge, Leugers Insurance Agency, Marsh McLennan Agency, Miller’s Textile Services, Moeller Trucking, Osgood State Bank, Park National Bank, USI Insurance Services, Weigand Construction

Eagle Sponsors: Briarwood Village & Celina Manor, Schockman Lumber

Birdie Sponsors: Baker Tilly US, LLP, Emergency Physicians Group, Technical Roofing of St. Henry, The Messenger Press, Roger & Lisa Klenke, Tuttle Construction/Touchstone CPM

Par Sponsors: Mercer County Fair, The Peoples Bank Co., Ray’s Refrigeration

About The MED Foundation scholarship program

The MED Foundation’s Board of Directors is committed to providing at least one scholarship per Mercer County high school. Students are chosen based on evaluation and assessment to meet future local healthcare needs. Since the inception of the Scholarship Program in 1992, 328 scholarships have been awarded totaling $346,450.00

Scholarship Recipients for 2023 include:

Celina: Kira Dirksen, Lauren Muhlenkamp, Carly Hathaway

Coldwater: Julia Bertke, Allison Hamberg, Jenna Leugers

Ft. Recovery: Faith Wendel, Abigail Knapke, Megan Knapke          

Marion Local: Drew Guggenbiller, Lauren Meiring    

Parkway: Corban Rich, Brooke Stephenson           

St. Henry: Bryce Brookhart, Leah Heitkamp, Nolan Fullenkamp, Allison Miller, Tyler Schwieterman, Audrey Wendel

Men’s Division 1st Place Team – Hemmelgarn Benefits