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Fairmont General Hospital Foundation Hosts 25th Annual Frank Pulice Golf Tournament

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MARION COUNTY -

Many people use the game of golf to relax, hang out with friends, and get away from their every day life.

Hundreds of people attend the Frank Pulice Golf Tournament every year because every stroke is for a good cause.

"It's a big cause because Fairmont General Hospital is doing some good things for the community," said Robert Dunlevy, participant. "They're trying to grow and expand and serve its community even better. They continue to try to do that. We want to continue to support that."

The Fairmont General Hospital Foundation kicked off its newest campaign in April.

It is working to raise $180,000 toward a new Navigational Bronchoscopy unit for the hospital.

"It really improves the diagnostic capabilities of doing bronchoscopy and identifying tumors and being able to sample those tumors and being able to make a definitive diagnosis," said Robert Marquardt, FGH President & CEO.

The Frank Pulice Golf Tournament is one of the Foundation's biggest fundraiser's of the year.

"I think its just such an important cause," said Jerrod Calhoun, Fairmont State University Basketball Coach. "A hospital is a big part of Fairmont and they have such great people."

"I want to have a lot of fun," Dunlevy said. "It's a good group of people that I like to be around and like to visit with. That's the camaraderie of the community and that's what I really enjoy."

For most golfers, playing the18 hole course at Green Hills Country Club isn't anything new.

"I'm all over this course," Calhoun said.

"I like to play scrambles because I have three other people to help me out," Dunlevy said.

The Foundation will put all of the proceeds from the tournament toward its new campaign.

"The golf outing serves as both a way to raise funds for needed projects and raise friends for the foundation," Marquardt said.

Golfers attended a dinner and awards ceremony immediately after finishing the 18th hole.