FLINT — During a storm earlier this year, a half-ton tree fell on Kenneth Woods, who was severely hurt from head to toe. Woods was rushed to Hurley Medical Center, where he was put on life support for two weeks. Now, after a long road to recovery, including surgeries, rehab and physical therapy, Woods is ready to share his story and to give back to the team that helped him recover. He has been announced this year’s Ambassador for the Hurley Trauma Center Fall Golf Classic.
During a press conference on Tuesday morning, Woods addressed the crowd gathered at Hurley Medical Center and shared his story. He detailed the events leading up to his accident and the efforts made by Hurley staff following his admission to the hospital, proudly accepting his role as the Hurley Trauma Center Fall Golf Classic Ambassador.
The Hurley Foundation golf event, now in its 34th year, is a perfect example of one of the Hurley Foundation’s many community events that bring people together to make a big difference. Golfers of varying skill levels gather each year in the name of a great cause, supporting the Hurley Foundation’s continued efforts to fund medical programs for the men, women and families like Woods of Genesee County.
Business partners and members of the community come together for a fun time at Flint Golf Club – Monday September 10th. Two flights of golfers (7:30am and 1pm) support Hurley Medical Center’s Level 1 Trauma & Burn Center – the only one in the region and only 1 of 11 in the state with the highest certification verified by the American College of Surgeons.
This year’s Fall Golf Classic will include two separate groups, with a shotgun start at 7:30 a.m. and another at 1 p.m. Attendees will enjoy a day of golf, entertainment, fellowship and fun in support of a worthy cause. Golfers will be in teams of four and will enjoy great food, contests and an all-day silent auction.
Sponsorship and team opportunities are available. For more information about the 34th Annual Hurley Trauma Center Fall Golf Classic, including a list of available sponsorship opportunities, visit www.hurleyfoundation.org/ events/hurley-fall-golf-classic/ or contact Karima Amlani at firstname.lastname@example.org. — Alex Petrie