Annual Aiming to Inspire Health Fundraiser & Raffle to Support Brookings Health’s COVID-19 Response Fund

  • July 06, 2020
Participants from last year’s Aiming to Inspire Health sporting clays fundraiser compete at Medary Creek Hunt Club. This year’s event is scheduled for Aug. 13. Proceeds raised will support personal protective equipment and supplies to care for patients and protect health care workers through the Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund.  Interested participants can register online at brookingshealth.org/AIH.
Participants from last year’s Aiming to Inspire Health sporting clays fundraiser compete at Medary Creek Hunt Club. This year’s event is scheduled for Aug. 13. Proceeds raised will support personal protective equipment and supplies to care for patients and protect health care workers through the Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund.  Interested participants can register online at brookingshealth.org/AIH.

Brookings Health System Foundation will hold the eleventh annual Aiming to Inspire Health sporting clays fundraiser, presented by First Bank & Trust, on Thursday, Aug. 13 from 3 to 8 p.m. at Medary Creek Hunt Club, rural Aurora, S.D.

In conjunction with the fundraiser, Brookings Health System Foundation will also raffle a Benelli ultra-light 12 gauge shotgun at the conclusion of the event on Thursday, Aug. 13. The raffle is sponsored by Sanford Health Brookings Clinic.

Only 250 raffle tickets will be sold, costing $20 each. In addition to the grand prize, a second prize will be drawn for a YETI cooler filled with hunting supplies. Tickets may be purchased online at brookingshealth.org/Raffle or by calling Brookings Health System Foundation at (605) 696-8855.

Proceeds from the sporting clays fundraiser and raffle will be directed towards the Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund. 

“Our community has been very supportive of Brookings Health this spring and summer during the COVID-19 threat. Thank-you for your continued generosity,” said CEO Jason Merkley. “As we continue to weather this pandemic, personal protective equipment, testing kits, and other necessary supplies will be an ongoing need to safely care for patients and protect our care team. The COVID-19 fund will help us purchase needed items until a vaccine is developed or a cure is found for this particular coronavirus.”

For the health and safety of all participants, COVID-19 precautions will be taken at the event, including masking and social distancing. Participants will receive a meal plus ammunition provided by Runnings. Over $2,000 in prizes will be awarded. Registration costs $250 per five-person team or $65 per individual. To register, please go online to brookingshealth.org/AIH. Deadline is Friday, Aug. 7.

The Foundation encourages families, businesses, youths and adults to participate in the sporting clays event and purchase a raffle ticket in support of the COVID-19 Response Fund and local health care. For more information on event sponsorships, please contact Foundation Director Sara Schneider at (605) 696-8855 or foundation@brookingshealth.org.

About Brookings Health System

Brookings Health System, located in Brookings, South Dakota, includes a 49-bed hospital, the 79-bed The Neighborhoods at Brookview nursing home, Brookhaven Estates senior living apartments, Yorkshire Eye Clinic & Optical, and medical clinics in Arlington, White and Volga, South Dakota. It is a non-profit, city-owned facility that offers the community a full range of inpatient, outpatient, emergency and extended care services. Brookings Hospital provides local access to doctors in Brookings and offers robotic da Vinci surgery and Mako robotic-arm assisted procedures, making it one of the premier rural community hospitals in South Dakota. For more information about the services offered at Brookings Health System, please call (605) 696-9000 or visit us on the Web at brookingshealth.org.

About Brookings Health System Foundation

The mission of Brookings Health System Foundation is “Inspiring people to support Brookings Health System through philanthropy, recognizing the vital role of local healthcare in sustaining quality of life in our community.” Gifts to the Foundation support charity health care for those less fortunate, health and wellness education, facility, equipment, and technology upgrades and other needs as they arise at Brookings Health System. For more information about Brookings Health System Foundation or how you may contribute, please contact Foundation Director Sara Schneider at (605) 696-8855 or foundation@brookingshealth.org.