Healthcare Construction Management golf tournament and casino night raised over $100,000 for CHoR
A chance to win trips to Las Vegas and St. Andrews, putting with a pool stick, wearing oven mitts on the tee box – and raising $100,615 for CHoR. These are just some of the unique ways this spring’s Healthcare Construction Management golf tournament and casino night will be remembered by event participants and sponsors. Organized by Healthcare Construction Management, a local infection control, remediation and general construction company that has worked with CHoR and VCU Health, the first-time event was held May 29 at Lake Chesdin Golf Club.
For Monaca Vanderpool, who owns the company with her husband Jeremy, the event began as a way to give back to the community.
With four children between the ages of seven and 19, the Vanderpools are familiar with childhood challenges like allergies and broken bones. But Monaca acknowledged, “In the grand scheme of things, our kids are healthy.”
Planning for the spring event began in March and included support from more than 30 sponsors and numerous prize donors. Despite the day’s cold and rainy weather, 108 golfers participated in the 4-person scramble tournament, which included a putting contest with a chance to win $10,000, a hole-in-one contest with a chance to win a truck, and set of golf clubs for each member of the winning foursome. The day ended with a casino night attended by 250 people.
“I’m so proud of what happened and everyone who was involved,” said Monaca, who is already planning the 2022 event. “The day was about raising as much money as we could for Children’s Hospital.”
Photo (check presentation) – Lauren Moore (in orange) with Children’s Hospital Foundation accepted a check from Monaca and Jeremy Vanderpool (center) and managers at Healthcare Construction Management (from left), Nikki Torres, Vinny Lepore and Frank Blanco.