The Valley Classic
On July 30, more than 150 golfers participated in the 29th annual Valley Classic golf tournament at NCR Country Club in Kettering, Ohio. Coordinated by a volunteer committee through the MVH Foundation, proceeds benefit the inpatient diabetes education program at Miami Valley Hospital and MVH South provided by educators at the Bull Family Diabetes Education Center.
Following a near perfect day on the golf course, tournament chair John Bull served as MC of the awards dinner that evening. During the dinner, Mike Maiberger, MVH president and executive vice president and COO for Premier Health, thanked sponsors, donors and volunteers for their generous support of the tournament. Miguel Parilo, MD, FACP, medical director of the Bull Family Diabetes Center, spoke about the prevalence of diabetes in this area and the importance of education for diabetes patients. Kim Belcastro, chair of the MVH Foundation board of trustees, assisted Mr. Bull with the presentation of skill prizes and team awards to the golfers.
Montgomery County and the surrounding area remain near the top of the list for the country’s exploding diabetes epidemic – approximately 150% of the national average. As Dr. Parilo noted, educating patients about diabetes is vital in helping them to better manage their disease and avoid potentially serious complications and hospital re-admissions.
Life Connection of Ohio was the lead sponsor of this year’s outing, along with 31 other sponsors and more than 70 auction, raffle and in-kind donors who supported the tournament. Since its inception in 1990, the Valley Classic has raised more than $4 million in proceeds for various patient programs at Miami Valley Hospital.
On behalf of the patients who will be the true beneficiaries of proceeds from the tournament, our thanks to everyone who participated in the 2018 Valley Classic!
See photos from the 2018 event