The Drive: Playing Golf With Purpose
For more than three decades, Prisma Health Midlands Foundation has held an annual golf tournament to benefit Prisma Health Cancer Institute—Columbia (formerly Prisma Health Cancer Centers). For the last eight years, I have had the opportunity to work with donors who have generously offered their support to help us advance cancer care in the Midlands. In 32 years, more than $4.6 million has been raised to help thousands who have faced cancer in our community.
I’m pleased to share the 2022 tournament, The Drive—presented by Aflac, will be held April 11-29 at Cobblestone Park Golf Club in Blythewood. Last year, golfers were excited to play in the tournament at a time that was convenient for them, so the 2022 tournament will offer the same flexibility. Once golfers are registered through TheDriveColumbia.org, they’ll call Cobblestone Park to schedule a convenient time to play a round of golf at beautiful Cobblestone Park Golf Club between April 11 and April 29. Each golfer will be given a golf shirt, light lunch and swag bag. PRO TIP!—Multiple sponsorship opportunities are available, and many include a golf team of four. This is a great opportunity for a business to be featured as a sponsor, with a built-in round of golf for four.
When a team is registered at TheDriveColumbia.org, mulligans and kick and throws can be added, as well as a chance to enter the Grip Game. One winner of the Grip Game will receive a Polar Bear backpack cooler and one for a friend, along with premium adult beverages. Anyone who enters the Grip Game must be 21 years old or older.
Golfers are invited to play with purpose! Proceeds from the 2022 tournament will help fund a da Vinci® Xi Robotic Surgical System, in support of Prisma Health Cancer Institute—Columbia’s cancer surgery program. Robotic surgery is quickly becoming the new standard of care because it’s minimally invasive, resulting in shorter hospital stays and easier, faster recovery. Learn more about the da Vinci® Xi system here: https://youtu.be/gZdGBys3szE
To select a sponsorship level, register to play golf, enter the Grip Game and more, visit TheDriveColumbia.org.
Dir., Events and Cancer Services
Prisma Health Midlands Foundation