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Campbell Classic canceled, May date announced


September 4, 2020

Out of an abundance of caution, and in light of Governor Roy Cooper’s recent announcement that North Carolina will enter Phase 2.5, the 22nd Annual John Campbell Memorial Golf Classic and the Harold C. Earnhardt Memorial Par 3 Tournament has been canceled. Novant Health and Novant Health Foundation stands by our commitment to flatten the curve and ensure the safety and well-being of all partners, team members and supporters. While we were looking forward to this fun-filled event, we trust that this decision is in the best interest of the public health.

“Protecting the health and well-being of our attendees is our number-one priority,” said Ryan Rich, tournament co-chair. “While this is not the outcome any of us hoped for, we look forward to hosting a safe and fun tournament next year, and we will continue working to support Novant Health in the meantime.”

All proceeds from this year’s golf classic were earmarked to assist Novant Health Rowan Medical Center in obtaining level III trauma center designation. The designation will allow our medical center to better meet the needs of the community by providing an organized approach to trauma care. Integration of clinical expertise, best practice guidelines for care and upgraded medical equipment will allow our team to provide the best possible care for our trauma patients. Your donation will provide the kind of resources and training needed to successfully complete this process. A level III trauma center will support prompt assessment, identification of injuries, resuscitation efforts, emergent surgery and after care. The trauma team extends from the emergency department to the operating room, intensive care and post-surgical care areas. It will improve patient outcomes and patient and family satisfaction, when they can remain at “home” rather than being transferred to larger medical centers. We are also supported by surrounding trauma centers when patient needs extend beyond our resources, such as neurosurgery or burn care.

Sponsors who have donated or verbally committed will have the opportunity to donate sponsorship dollars to trauma services at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center. Sponsors and individual registrants who donate their fees will still be thanked on our website, as well as on all social media platforms. An amended tax receipt will be mailed out within two weeks to reflect the change that no goods or services were exchanged for this donation. However, we understand the impact COVID-19 has had on all and will refund the sponsorship or registration fee to those who request we do so.

Please save the date for next year’s Harold C. Earnhardt Par 3 Tournament on May 6, 2021 and the 23rd Annual John Campbell Memorial Golf Classic on May 7, 2021.

Thank you for your ongoing support towards Novant Health and the Novant Health Rowan Medical Center Foundation.

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