Published on October 23, 2020

Nearly $19,000 Raised at 45th Annual Tolfree Golf Outing

Photo of Ray Stover and Bob McGrail.

Bob McGrail, former president, MidMichigan Medical Center – West Branch, received the “Spirit of Scotty” during the MidMichigan Health Foundation’s 45th Annual Tee Off for Tolfree Golf Outing. The award is gifted to a deserving golfer who shares the same spirit and dedication towards humanity in their community as Peter Morton, a lifetime Medical Center volunteer, better known as “Scotty,” because of his Scottish heritage. McGrail was presented the award by Ray Stover, president, MidMichigan Medical Centers in Gladwin and West Branch.

MidMichigan Health Foundation recently hosted the 45th Annual Tee Off for Tolfree Golf Outing at The Nightmare Golf Course. The event raised approximately $19,000 with funds to be utilized to support patient enhancements and necessary equipment purchases.

As guests arrived to the sounds of bagpipes, the 23, four-person teams then enjoyed continental breakfast followed by an 18-hole scramble, special contests and raffles. Golfers were welcomed in for a buffet lunch by bagpiper George Murray. Prizes were awarded to the first place men’s, women’s, and mixed teams. 

During the event, the seventh annual “Spirit of Scotty" Award was awarded to Bob McGrail, former president, MidMichigan Medical Center – West Branch. The “Spirit of Scotty” Award is awarded to a deserving golfer who shares the same spirit and dedication towards humanity in their community as Peter Morton, a lifetime Medical Center volunteer, better known as “Scotty,” because of his Scottish heritage.

At the outing, the winning team was also named and received a trophy. This year’s first place team was the MidMichigan Health team comprised of David Jahn, Vic Morgan, Chuck Sherwin and Ray Stover, current president of the Medical Center in West Branch.

“The tradition of this event brought joy to many during a year that has certainly been one with so many changes,” said Nicole Potter, director of fund development, MidMichigan Health Foundation. “We are very grateful for the generous sponsorships and donations that make this annual event possible and look forward to carrying on the tradition in 2021.”

Those interested in learning more about the MidMichigan Health Foundation may visit www.midmichigan.org/donations.