Healthier Communities, Big Rapids Hospital, Reed City Hospital

Charity Golf Classic Back at Tullymore August 16

Golfers to support virtual care at Spectrum Health Foundation event.

Tullymore Golf Resort

BIG RAPIDS, Mich., July 23, 2021 – Whether you drive for show or putt for dough, all golfers can chip in to support health access in rural communities by participating in the 7th Annual Charity Golf Classic taking place August 16 at Tullymore Golf Resort in Canadian Lakes.

But hurry, the registration deadline of August 2 is quickly approaching.

The Spectrum Health Foundation Big Rapids and Reed City Hospitals event will have staggered tee times and offer boxed breakfast and lunches to adhere to COVID-19 safety protocols and respect social distancing between foursomes. Each golfer will also receive a welcome gift.

There will be prize raffles including a Lake Michigan power boat cruise for four people that includes a lakeside restaurant lunch, a steak and lobster dinner for 10 and a Canadian Lakes pontoon ride with wine and cheese.

Proceeds from the outing will subsidize TytoCare virtual health technology for community members who most need greater access to care.

“Now more than ever, we know the true value of community and our health,” said Andrea Leslie, president of Spectrum Health Big Rapids, Reed City, United and Kelsey Hospitals. “This year’s outing will support community members with chronic illness by bringing them TytoCare, an innovative way to connect people to health providers. We are so excited to see everyone again this year at Tullymore.”

TytoCare uses a handheld device that allows a health care provider to examine a patient’s heart, lungs, throat, ears, skin, abdomen and more while the patient remains in their home.

Raffle prizes, first place team prizes, proximity contests and the infamous chipping in a bed pan game are back, along with complimentary practice on the driving range before your round.

For more information and to register, visit

or contact Laurie Alighire at or 231.592.4280.


About Spectrum Health

Spectrum Health is a not-for-profit health system that provides care and coverage, comprising 31,000+ team members, 14 hospitals (including Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital), a robust network of care facilities, teams of nationally recognized doctors and providers, and the nation’s third-largest provider-sponsored health plan, Priority Health, currently serving over 1 million members across the state of Michigan.

People are at the heart of everything we do. Locally governed and headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, we are focused on our mission: to improve health, inspire hope and save lives. Spectrum Health has a legacy of strong community partnerships, philanthropy and transparency. Through experience, innovation and collaboration, we are reimagining a better, more equitable model of health and wellness.


John Norton
Corporate Communications Manager
Office: 231.592.4387
Mobile: 231.580.1079