Nearly 130 golfers hit the links for a good cause on May 22 at the Washington Adventist Hospital Foundation’s 17th Annual Golf Classic.

The event at the Country Club at Woodmore in Bowie raised more than $210,000, which will directly support the building of the new Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospital in White Oak. Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors and golfers, the Classic has raised more than $1 million over the past six years.

Set to open in 2019, the state-of-the-art hospital will support patients, families and caregivers with all-private rooms, offer care units optimized for clinical efficiency and include comprehensive outpatient services. The facility will also feature the latest equipment and technology in a healing environment that incorporates natural light, rooms with lake views and landscape features such as a walking trail.

“It’s an exciting time and we thank you for being part of it,” said Erik Wangsness, president of Washington Adventist Hospital. “We are truly blessed by your support and the lasting impact it will have on our community’s health into the future.”

NAI The Michael Companies, Inc. has generously served as the Golf Classic’s underwriter for seven years. Other major tournament sponsors included Turner Construction Company, CallisonRTKL and Trammel Crow Company. Joe Kranz, project executive at Turner Construction, chaired this year’s Golf Committee.

“We are so grateful to all of the sponsors, golfers and volunteers who made this event such a huge success,” said Christy Swanson, director of the Washington Adventist Hospital Foundation. “This generous support is helping to transform our community and expand access to care for all of the patients and families we serve.”