Charity golf event has new title sponsor

Robert Mulrooney is the new title sponsor of this year’s St. Joseph’s General Hospital charity golf event.

Robert Mulrooney

Robert Mulrooney, senior investment adviser at DWM Securities Inc., is the new title sponsor of this year’s St. Joseph’s General Hospital charity golf event.

“We are so pleased that Robert and his team have stepped forward as a community partner and title sponsor for the golf event,” responded Jane Murphy, St. Joseph’s president and CEO. “This truly is key to building relationships and raising much-needed funds for the hospital.”

Mulrooney will also be the chair of the tournament organizing committee.

“We are very proud to celebrate 100 years of caring by St. Joseph’s in the Comox Valley,” said Mulrooney. “This is one way for all of us to support health-care initiatives in the Comox Valley, connect with the community and have fun while raising money.”

Murphy thanked the Royal Bank for many years of dedication to St. Joseph’s General Hospital and the hospital foundation through  sponsorship of the event.

Over $400,000 has been raised throughout the 22 years that the Royal Bank sponsored this popular community event. Under the past leadership of Ron Weir and last year Colleen Sawyer — Royal Bank commercial and branch managers — and with the help of sponsors Crown Isle, Quality Foods, Eagle-FM, local businesses and the community each year, they were able to help provide support and enhance care in various departments at St. Joseph’s.

“Last year we raised $34,500 for the hospital and we are grateful that another sponsor has come forward to organize the golf event so the legacy can continue,” said Sawyer, Courtenay branch manager.

“There is a growing need to support health care in this community and this provides an opportunity for the Royal Bank to continue support to St. Joseph’s in other meaningful ways.”

The event focus this year will be to support the beautification project at St. Joseph’s. This lasting legacy project will include a garden area and space that can be enjoyed for many years to come by patients, families, caregivers, volunteers and staff.

The 23rd annual St. Joseph’s Hospital Golf Classic on June 19 at Crown Isle as the hospital celebrates its 100th anniversary.

There will be plenty of fun and surprises including delicious treats and beverages at various holes and putting contests.

“Crown Isle will be doing the registration this year and we expect the tournament to sell out early like it did last year, so please do not delay getting your entry in soon,” suggests Lynn Dashkewytch, director of St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation.

Registration forms can be found at or at Crown Isle in the pro shop. Interested sponsors or volunteers can call Robert Mulrooney at 250-338-5222 for more information.

— St. Joseph’s General Hospital Foundation

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