Sep 7 2021

The MED Foundation of Mercer Health held its annual Esmonde/Homan Memorial Golf Outing on June 11 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 $2280 for the scholarship fund. The winning ticket was purchased by Jane Wood of St. Henry, who is also a member of Mercer Health’s Volunteer Association.

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, even with the cancellation of the 2020 golf outing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the MED Foundation awarded $17,500 to 21 graduating seniors from the class of 2021.

“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 10, 2022. For more information, please contact Deb Hemmelgarn, MED Foundation Director, at 419-678-5679.


2021 Esmonde/Homan Memorial Golf Outing Winning Teams

Men’s Division

  • 1st - Larry Boley, Nate Boley, Britton Hall, & Evan Hall
  • 2nd - Craig Dues, Andy Dues, Gary Poeppelman, & Joe Turner
  • 3rd - Hemmelgarn Benefits- Randy Hemmelgarn, Howard Corona, Brad Meyer, & JJ Woehrmeyer

Women’s Division

  • 1st- Cindy Huelsman, Deb Kremer, Lynn Darby, & Treva Fortkamp
  • 2nd- Bonnie Knapschaefer, Karen Gels, Diane Lefeld, & Donna Bruns
  • 3rd- Briarwood Village- Kristen Wynk, Leah Hays, Erin Shaffer, & Kirstie Miller

Co-Ed Division

  • 1st- First Financial- Jim Osmon, Scott Cockerell, Jenna Stayer, & Jenny Wilson
  • 2nd- Jack & JoAnn Hartings and Walt & Nancy Hartke
  • 3rd- John & Jan Hoying and Rob & Marie Gross

2021 Esmonde/Homan Memorial Golf Outing Sponsors

Golf Ball Sponsor

  • RB Advertising

Fairway Sponsors

  • Midmark
  • St. Henry Tile Co.

Hole in One Sponsor

  • Stammen Insurance

Corporate Sponsors

  • Blue & Co.
  • Community Sports & Therapy Center
  • EverHeart Hospice
  • First Financial Bank
  • Hemmelgarn Benefits
  • KeyBridge
  • Moeller Trucking
  • Park National
  • Preferred Insurance
  • Solid Blend Technologies
  • The St. Henry Bank
  • USI Insurance Services
  • Eagle Sponsors
  • Briarwood & Celina Manor
  • Contigo Health

Birdie Sponsors

  • Citizens National Bank
  • Edward Jones, John Yoder
  • The Messenger Press
  • Moeller Brew Barn
  • Pax Machine
  • Perry pro Tech
  • Rino’s Auto Sales
  • Wabash

Par Sponsors

  • Cooper Farms
  • The Peoples Bank
  • Technique Roofing of St. Henry

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, 291 scholarships have been awarded totaling $309,950.

Scholarship Recipients for 2021 included:

                Celina – Makenna Klingshirn, Mackenzie Lehman, Maria Lutz,      Madison Meeker

                Coldwater – Sarah Diller, Janelle Halterman, Courtney May, Paige Siefring

                Ft. Recovery – Maria Hartings,    Brenna Homan, Anna Wendel,   Hope Wendel

                Marion Local – Kayla Heitkamp, Clarissa Hutchinson, Alana Pohlman

                Parkway – Lydia Miller, Kelsey Nichols

                St. Henry – Mara Grieshop, Olivia Post, Megan Schlarman, Miranda Siefring