The Hannibal Regional Hospital Foundation's sixth annual Shoeless Joe's Celebrity Golf Classic held June 10 raised over $71,000 to benefit the year-long Legacy Campaign, which is raising funds to support future projects through the HRHF Endowment. The Legacy Campaign to date has raised over $130,000.

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The Celebrity Golf Classic, which enjoyed a record fundraising year, was officially sponsored by Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network and provided participants the opportunity to play with a member of the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame and/or other sports celebrities at Norwoods Golf Club in Hannibal. To date, the Golf Classic has raised over $400,000 to support local healthcare through the Hannibal Regional Hospital Foundation.

The Foundation was also pleased to offer the annual Shoeless Joe's Celebrity Night at the Ballpark on June 9, with over twenty sports celebrities at the Hannibal Cavemen game at Clemens Field. Among the celebrities to attend were former MU and St. Louis Cardinals football players Johnny Roland and Mel Gray, former MU and Oakland Raider player Gus Otto and former Cleveland Indian Scott Bailes. Other sports celebrities included former Kansas City Chiefs defensive lineman Art Still, and St Louis Cardinal Football players Eddie Moss and Eric Williams.

The annual Shoeless Joe’s events continue to offer great community engagement while including donors, volunteers, celebrities and HRHS team members. For more information or to view photos from this year’s Shoeless Joe’s Celebrity Golf Classic or to make a contribution to the Legacy Campaign, contact the Hannibal Regional Hospital Foundation at 573-629-3577 or visit hrhf.org.

Contributed by Robin Doyle, Marketing Director for Hannibal Regional Healthcare System