SHARING Clinics seek sponsors for golf tournament

by Chuck Brown, UNMC public affairs | August 08, 2008

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Medical student Matt Bogard attempts to reach the flag, held by fellow medical student Bill Dorwart, during last year's SHARING the Green golf tournament. Student organizers are seeking sponsors for this year's tournament, which will be held on Sept. 5 at Omaha's Stone Creek Golf Course.
The organizers of the annual SHARING the Green Golf Tournament seek donors for this year's outing, which will be held Friday, Sept. 5 at Stone Creek Golf Course in Omaha.

The 18-hole event will tee off at 1 p.m. that day and funds from the tournament will support the student-run SHARING Clinics at UNMC.

"SHARING the Green is our most important fundraiser of the year," said medical student John "Mac" Longo, one of the organizers of this year's golf tournament. "Money raised by the golf tournament goes toward clinic operations, enabling us to continue to serve our patients."

Last year, $38,000 was raised during the SHARING the Green tournament.

There are several levels of donation available to participants ranging from the $6,000 SHARING Title Sponsor level to the $90 individual participation donation. All donations are tax deductible and sponsors will be recognized for their support of the event.

Click here to see more about sponsorship and donation information for the tournament.

The SHARING Clinics are a nationally recognized group of clinics that serve the uninsured and underinsured at little or no cost.

Founded in 1997, the SHARING Clinics include:

  • SHARING for general health care;
  • RESPECT for STD testing, treatment, and counseling;
  • GOODLIFE for diabetes care; and
  • A recently opened dental clinic in Lincoln run by College of Dentistry students.

Students and faculty from a variety of disciplines, including medicine, nursing, physical therapy, dentistry and public health work together to provide patients with integrated, multidisciplinary care. The SHARING Clinics celebrated their 10th year of providing service this year.

Click here to see more about the SHARING Clinics.