A Record-Shattering Event: South Shore Health Golf Classic Raises $436,000 for Behavioral Health and Substance Use Disorder Services
More than 390 business leaders and supporters of South Shore Health recently gathered at Pinehills Golf Club in Plymouth and Plymouth Country Club to help raise money for Behavioral Health and Substance Use Disorder (SUD) services on the South Shore.
The South Shore Health annual Golf Classic, held on May 24, generated a record-breaking $436,000 – with all proceeds earmarked for the organization’s implementation of Behavioral Health and SUD services and initiatives.
“After an unprecedented year, this event was the perfect opportunity for community leaders to come together and support South Shore Health,” said Matt Havens, Partner, Global Vision Advisors and Co-Chair of the Golf Classic committee. “This year, we shattered our previous fundraising record! Thank you to all the participants and sponsors, who continue to put South Shore Health patients first.”
As part of South Shore Health’s Mission Critical: The Campaign for Our 2nd Century, funds raised from the Golf Classic help to establish Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and Behavioral Health services and initiatives within the Grayken Center for Treatment at South Shore Health.
Driven by a magnanimous $10 million gift – presented by John and Eilene Grayken of Cohasset – the Grayken Center allows South Shore Health to integrate Behavioral Health clinicians in its ambulatory sites; establish a rapid care treatment location for people with SUD; launch a Mobile Integrated Health program which includes Emergency Department and Emergency Medical Services working alongside local police and fire agencies; support South Shore Health’s collaboration with Aspire Health Alliance (formerly South Shore Mental Health); and further South Shore Health’s strong relationship with the Office Based Addiction Treatment program at Boston Medical Center.
“So many people are touched by substance use disorders and behavioral health challenges, and too few receive the care they deserve,” said Allen L. Smith, MD, MS, President and CEO of South Shore Health. “Today’s record-breaking event emphasizes that our community supports these patients and their families. We are grateful to all the donors who made this event a true success.”
For more information on next year’s Golf Classic including sponsorship opportunities, please contact Angela Floro at (781) 624-8142 or afloro [at] southshorehealth.org ().