Events & Activities
Belleville Hospitals Golf and Tennis Classic
The Belleville Hospitals’ Golf and Tennis Classic has become a premier golfing event and an annual tradition for many of its participants. Its success can be attributed to the dedication and talents of the committee. The first Belleville Hospitals’ Golf Classic was held on June 11, 1984, at the St. Clair Country Club. The original committee included professional golfer and former Masters Champion Bob Goalby as Honorary Chairman. Then, in 1993, the Classic was expanded to include a tennis tournament. Consequently, the event became the Belleville Hospitals’ Golf and Tennis Classic.
Since its inception, charitable contributions and involvement by the many friends and supporters of Memorial and St. Elizabeth’s Hospitals have made it possible to raise over $1.2 million. The funds generated by the annual Belleville Hospitals’ Golf and Tennis Classic help the hospitals to continue to provide the residents in the communities served by Memorial and St. Elizabeth’s Hospitals with the latest in quality healthcare services.
The Friends of St. Elizabeth’s Hospital Foundation has utilized the proceeds from the Belleville Hospitals' Golf and Tennis Classic to assist in the purchase such items as the OB TraceVue™ fetal monitoring program for the St. Elizabeth’s Mother Child Department, recliners for patient rooms, as well as the ability to fund a variety of patient-care enhancement programs.
Over the past few years, Memorial and St. Elizabeth’s Hospitals have coordinated their efforts to focus on projects that benefit the missions of both hospital foundations, including the purchase of the pre-hospital 12-lead ECG/EKG equipment for our local ambulance providers and support of programs and services at The Cancer Treatment Center, jointly owned and operated by Memorial and St. Elizabeth’s hospitals.
The annual Golf Classic is held the first Monday in June at the St. Clair Country Club. The Tennis Classic is held the Friday prior at Kings Point.
Click here to see pictures from the 2010 Belleville Hospitals Golf & Tennis Classic.
Teddy Bear Tea Party
The first annual Friends of St. Elizabeth's Hospital Teddy Bear Tea Party was held on Sunday, November 9, 2008 at the St. Clair Country Club. More than 160 people attended the event, which included activities to please adults, children, and teddy bears in attendance, enjoying a tea party, Goldie Locks, story-tellers, a silent auction, and photo opportunities. Thanks to the event, the Friends of St. Elizabeth’s raised over $14,000 to renovate the Hospice Suite at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. Plans are already underway to host the 2nd annual Teddy Bear Tea Party on Novemeber 15, 2009. For more information on the Teddy Bear Tea Party, please contact Natalie Jablonski at (618) 234-2120 ext. 1289 or email@example.com.
Click here to see pictures from the 2008 Teddy Bear Tea Party.
Estate Planning Seminars
To help better understand planned giving including how gifts can be made though a will, charitable trusts, life insurance, and endowments, the Friends of St. Elizabeth's Hospital offers estate planning seminars for general members of the community and training classes for tax professionals. These events are held as needed. To learn more about an upcoming estate planning event, please call the Development office at (618) 234-2120 ext. 1289.
Friends Interface is a quarterly newsletter of the Friends of St. Elizabeth's Hospital that is available to donors and members of the community (upon request). Click on the links below to view the latest copies of our newsletter: