Category: The Foundation

Tenth Foundation Golf Classic Raises $33,000 for the Enduring Hope Campaign

Over 100 golfers and several sponsors helped raise approximately $32,000 for the Enduring Hope Campaign, which supports the building of a new Regional Cancer Center in Murray, at the tenth Murray Calloway Foundation Golf Classic Friday, September 17, 2021 at Miller Golf Course.

The tournament, sponsored by McConnell Insurance, had teams playing in a scramble format, teeing off at either a morning or afternoon session. At the end of the day, it was Pinnacle’s  (Craig Schwettman, Todd Thomas, Scott Foster, and Daniel DeLuca’s) team who took home the top prize award of $500 with a score of 53.  Lunch was catered and donated by Sirloin Stockade for all of the golfers in the tournament! The golf ball drop raised $967 and was sponsored by MedAssist and FirstSource.

The CEO Challenge held on Hole 10 raised an additional $610 the 555 Contest raised $455. Other cash prize winners included: sixth place, Murtco; 13th place, Credit Bureau Systems; 21st place, Premier Fire; last place, HHS; more than $1,500 in prize money was awarded. The Closest to Pin winner – Jerry Throgmorton with the Innovative Managed Care Solutions team and the long drive was won by Adam Lampkin, Pi Kappa Alpha at MSU.

For more information on the Foundation or to make a donation, call (270) 762-1291 or visit

Photo- left to right: 1st place (Pinnacle)– Lisa Shoemaker, Senior Philanthropy Officer, Daniel DeLuca, MSU Golf Coach, Jerry Penner, CEO, and Craig Schwettman, Pinnacle (donated winnings back to the Foundation)

The Foundation at Murray-Calloway County Hospital Hosts Tenth Annual Golf Tournament Set for September 17th

The tenth annual Golf Classic hosted by the Foundation at Murray-Calloway County Hospital, offers cash prizes and will be held Friday, September 17 at the Miller Memorial Golf Course.

The last tournament brought in around 100 golfers last year, raising close to $27,000. One hundred percent of the proceeds go toward the Enduring Hope Campaign in the building of a new regional cancer center.

The golf tournament, sponsored by McConnell Insurance Agency in Murray, is a 4-person scramble with morning and afternoon sessions available. Breakfast, lunch, snacks, drinks, green fees, golf shirt and cart rental are all included in the registration cost. A mulligan/skirt/throw package is also available for purchase.

The lunch is catered and donated by Sirloin Stockade of Murray.

Golfers for the morning session will check in at 6:30 a.m. and tee off at 7:30 a.m. with a shotgun start. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m., as well as check-in for the afternoon session. The afternoon session will begin at 1 p.m. with a shotgun start. Awards will be handed out at 5:30 p.m.

A four-person team is the following costs: Pre-registration by Aug. 20th ensures shirt at the golf tournament – otherwise they will be mailed at a later date.

  • $450 (green fees, golf carts, shirts)
  • $500 (green fees, golf carts, shirts, PLUS four mulligan packages)
  • $1,500 (green fees, golf carts, shirts, four mulligan packages, and HOLE sponsorship)
  • Hole in one – sponsored by David Taylor Chrysler – 2021 Jeep Wrangler – Hole 18

Registration forms are available by calling (270) 762-1291. Pre-registration is required. Hole sponsorships are $1,200 (without player fees) or $1,500 (which includes team registration, shirts, and mulligan/skirt/throw package).

The Foundation supports MCCH and the community through numerous philanthropic opportunities such as the Enduring Hope Campaign, purchase of new, state-of-the-art medical equipment and more. For more information, visit

CEO Penner Donates Clubs to Junior Golf Program

Jerry Penner, CEO of MCCH recently donated 10 sets of golf clubs for the junior golf program at Oaks Country Club in Murray.

“I enjoy giving back to the youth in our community. I’ve always been involved coaching in youth sports and golf is such a great sport to learn. It doesn’t matter your age or size and you can start young and enjoy playing throughout your life,” said Jerry Penner, CEO.

Pictured left to right: Tim Thurmond, Oaks Country Club President, Trinity Norsworthy, Taylor Holland, and Jerry Penner, CEO at MCCH.

Arbonne Representatives Donate to Nurses

Several representatives from Arbonne teamed together to donate health and nutrition products to Murray-Calloway County Hospital nurses during Nurses Week. Products included nutrition chews, protein shakes, herbal tea and drink mixes.

Marilyn Stevens is originally from Murray and wanted to provide support to her hometown during the COVID-19 pandemic. She along with several others including the following helped purchase the products: Tammy Rice, DeAnn Barnett, Karen Jackson, and Kathy Howard.

“MCCH and Murray play a huge role in my upbringing and giving back means the world to me. I contacted a few of my high school friends and family members for the purchase of items to support the staff at MCCH and together we were able to help in a small way,” said Marilyn Stevens, Arbonne.

For more information about other positive stories like these during the COVID-19 pandemic, please call the Marketing Dept. at 270.762-1381.

Pictured left to right: Jennifer Lykes, Director of Perinatal Services, Scarlett Barnett, Director of Emergency Services, Lisa Moss, Director of 5 South, Beth Henson, Director of Perioperative Services, Veronica Yocum, RN – Inpatient Rehab, and Angela Thomas, Director of Critical and Progressive Care

The Rotary Club of Murray Donates $4,000 to Feed Employees at Murray-Calloway County Hospital and Spring Creek

James Gallimore, Rotary Club President presents CEO Jerry Penner of Murray-Calloway County Hospital a check for $4,000 on behalf of The Rotary Club of Murray. The funds will be used to provide meals for employees at MCCH, Spring Creek Healthcare and the Anna Mae Owen Hospice House. This donation was made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We appreciate the generosity of so many community businesses and organizations who have reached out to the hospital during this pandemic. It provides our employees with even more pride for our beloved community and uplifts their spirits. Again, thank you,” said Jerry Penner, CEO.

If you have questions, or would like to donate to the Foundation at Murray-Calloway County Hospital, please contact Keith Travis, Chief Philanthropy Officer at 270.227.0253.

The Foundation at Murray-Calloway County Hospital Now Accepting Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Donations

At this time, we want to reassure the community that Murray-Calloway County Hospital (MCCH) has enough protective equipment to care for our community and our staff is equipped to provide the care needed. However, if this situation becomes critical in Calloway County, we want to be prepared so the Foundation will be collecting commercial grade donations of personal protective equipment (PPE) for hospital and clinic use. The Foundation at MCCH is currently accepting PPE donations that include face shields, N95 3M 1860 masks, protective eyewear, goggles, disinfectant wipes, hand sanitizer and other supplies required for staff safety. The PPE will then be distributed to medical personnel to use while interacting with possible (PUI) and known COVID-19 patients.

Many neighbors and community groups have asked about making cards to let the medical staff who are working around the clock know they are thinking of them. The easiest and most effective way to share your sentiments is through a simple cell phone video. If you would like to send a message of support, please email a video no longer than 20 seconds to The videos will be shared throughout the hospital areas to employees.

If members of the community have medical supplies or comfort care items to donate, they should contact Keith Travis, Philanthropy Officer, at or at 270.227.0253 or 270.762.1908 so a drop off time and location can be arranged and donations put into the right hands quickly.

“It’s amazing how people can come together to support one another in a time of crisis,” said Murray-Calloway County Hospital CEO, Jerry Penner. “We’ve seen many posts from friends and neighbors offering donations to help the staff at MCCH. The entire campus community deeply appreciates the outpouring of support. We are grateful for the community’s willingness to help one another. We’re all in this together.”