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Schmuckal Oil Sponsors Hospice Fundraiser on Sept. 19
Fourth annual Chip in for Hospice features four-person scramble

LochenHeath Golf Club is hosting its fourth annual Chip in for Hospice charity golf tournament for Munson Hospice on Friday, Sept. 19.

This year the event is sponsored by Schmuckal Oil Company.

In past years, the event has raised more than $63,000 to support Munson Hospice, which provides compassionate, end-of-life care to patients and families around northern Michigan. As part of the fundraiser, sponsorship opportunities are available for individuals or businesses.

Schmuckal Oil President Paul Schmuckal said the company is excited to support the event and recalls how appreciative his family was when his mother received Munson Hospice care at the end of her life.

“Hospice is a tough time, but if it can be done with respect and love, it makes it that much easier and makes for positive memories,” he said.

This year, the golf outing will feature a four-person scramble that includes golf, food, live music by The California Guitar Trio, and a silent auction with items provided by local merchants and businesses. Tickets are $180 per golfer or $720 for a foursome.

During August, Schmuckal Oil Company Mini Marts will partner with LochenHeath and offer $1 golf-ball pinups to allow customers to partner with the Chip in for Hospice event.

Chip in for Hospice is the largest single fundraiser for Munson Hospice, a not-for-profit organization committed to compassionate care regardless of a patient’s or family’s ability to pay. Munson Hospice serves approximately 700 people per year and an additional 1,200 use its bereavement services. For more information on Chip in for Hospice, or to register, call (231) 938-4900. Those who cannot attend the event, but would like to make a donation may do so at munsonhealthcare.org/chipinforehospice.

More information on Munson Hospice is available at munsonhomehealth.org/hospice.