Golf tournament to benefit uninsured diabetic patients in Douglas County

Lawrence River City Cosmopolitan Club members Gary Bartlett, left, and Greg Hird, far right, present a $30,000 donation to Kim Johnson, second from left, and Nikki White, Health Care Access Clinic representatives, during the club’s inaugural dinner. The donation was made possible from proceeds from the club’s 2011 KU Credit Union Cosmopolitan Diabetes Golf Classic fundraiser.

Lawrence River City Cosmopolitan Club members Gary Bartlett, left, and Greg Hird, far right, present a $30,000 donation to Kim Johnson, second from left, and Nikki White, Health Care Access Clinic representatives, during the club’s inaugural dinner. The donation was made possible from proceeds from the club’s 2011 KU Credit Union Cosmopolitan Diabetes Golf Classic fundraiser.

The Lawrence River City Cosmopolitan Club’s 17th annual Cosmopolitan Diabetes Golf Classic will be at 8 a.m. Friday, May 25, at Alvamar Public and Private Golf Courses.

It's a four-person scramble and the club is still needing players and sponsors. The goal is to have a minimum of 60 teams.

The event benefits diabetic patients at Health Care Access, a clinic that provides care for the uninsured of Douglas County. The funding provides diabetic test strips and other supplies and care. The golf tournament has raised more than $190,000 during the past 16 years.

The Lawrence River City Cosmopolitan Club is affiliated with Cosmopolitan International, a service organization dedicated to the fight against diabetes.

For more information or to sign up, visit www.rivercitycosmo.org or contact Tommy Johnson at 749-5732 or Mike Hertling at 843-1993. The deadline to register is April 25.

Tagged: uninsured, Lawrence River City Cosmopolitan Club, Health Care Access, golf, diabetes

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