Foundation Golf Tournament Benefits Nursing Scholarships


(4/29/2014)  The 2014 McLeod Health Foundation Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, May 31 at Eagle Nest Golf Club on Highway 17 in Little River, and will benefit the Sylvia Kitchen Memorial Nursing Scholarship Program at McLeod Loris Seacoast.  The tournament pays tribute to Sylvia Kitchen who served as director of nursing for many years.  After years of dedicating her life to helping others and encouraging young adults to pursue the profession of nursing, Sylvia and her family established the scholarship fund prior to Sylvia losing her battle with cancer. 

Individual golfers and foursomes can register for the golf tournament for $75 per person or $300 for a four-person team.  The fee includes greens and cart fees, golf favors, lunch, drinks and snacks on the course and entry for door prizes.  Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and the tournament begins at 9:00 with a shotgun start. Hole sponsors and event sponsors are needed.

Over the years, the Sylvia Kitchen Memorial Nursing Scholarship Program has helped raise funds to support scholarships for local youth interested in pursuing a career in nursing.  A number of past recipients have completed their education and are following their dream of a career in healthcare right here in this community.

For more information or to register for the 2014 McLeod Health Foundation Golf Tournament, contact Kelly Graham Hughes, Executive Director at 843-390-8215 or

About McLeod Health Foundation

The McLeod Foundation was established in 1986 as an independent not for profit tax exempt charitable organization whose mission is to generate philanthropic and community support to perpetuate medical excellence at McLeod Health. Thanks to the generosity of this region, the Foundation has raised in excess of $40 million and has provided support for hundreds of programs at McLeod Health. These programs include support for McLeod Loris Seacoast, McLeod Children’s Hospital, The Guest House at McLeod, McLeod Hospice Services, McLeod Cancer Center for Treatment and Research, McLeod Heart and Vascular Institute and McLeod Diabetes Services, just to name a few. Simply put the Foundation funds better health for thousands of families throughout northeastern South Carolina and southeastern North Carolina.

Separately chartered, the McLeod Foundation is governed by a voluntary Board of Trustees. Gifts to the McLeod Foundation are tax-deductible to the full extend allowed by law and 100% of every gift received goes directly to the area it is designated.

The work done by the McLeod Foundation goes beyond the hospital walls and reaches straight into the heart of the community.