1st Annual Martin Health Inshore Invitational 11 2015
1st Annual Martin Health Inshore Invitational Raises $15,000
| November 3, 2015
On October 29, 10 boats and 40 participants set off from River Palms Cottages and Fish Camp, Jensen Beach, in search of big fish. The day launched the inaugural Martin Health Inshore Invitational, coordinated and sponsored by CBRE Healthcare. While many claimed they would pull in the biggest catch, it was actually the children in our community who were the big winners. Teams reeled in $15,000 for Tradition Medical Center’s pediatric assistance fund to help financially needy pediatric patients at Martin Health System’s Tradition Medical Center.
All proceeds from the tournament will be used to help alleviate the financial burden that often accompanies medical treatment. The impact from the tournament was immediate. Just one day before the event, a premature newborn, ready to discharge home, required a special car seat and monitor in order to be released from the hospital. Unfortunately this baby’s parents were unable to afford the equipment. The baby could not be transported without it, and, the parents would be faced with the cost of additional days in the hospital on top of what they were already struggling with financially. “Martin Health Foundation used the tournament proceeds to provide the specialty car seat and monitor. If not for this tournament, this little baby may still be in the hospital waiting to go home,” said Jessica McLain, vice president and chief philanthropic officer, Martin Health Foundation.
“More than 2,000 babies were born at Tradition Medical Center last year, these funds will go far in supporting families not covered by insurance, who have high deductibles, and those who may have needs but don’t qualify for other financial assistance programs leaving families in a very difficult situation. We thank CBRE Healthcare and the participating sponsors and teams for their foresight in putting together this event,” added McLain.
Matt Kelly, Tradition Medical Center director of planning, construction and real estate and Matt Hufnagle, CBRE Healthcare managing director came up with the idea for a fishing tournament. "It seemed like a fun way to bring the team together while raising money for a great cause," stated Hufnagle. CBRE Healthcare is the project manager for Tradition Medical Center Phase II.
Plans are already underway for the 2nd Annual Martin Health Inshore Invitational to be held in October 2016.
Thanks to all the corporate sponsors, captains and vendors that made the event possible and helped to raise $15,000:
Robins & Morton
Grey Ghost Fishing Charters
Hobe Sound Inland
Y-B Normal Charters
Bucks Tale Charters
Mike Conner Fishing
Billfish Boat Works
River Palms Cottages & Fish Camp
Bono’s BBQ & Grill
Ampersand Shirt Shack
Bottom’s Up Beverage
Accent Sounds and Entertainment
About Martin Health System
Martin Health System based in Stuart, Fla. comprises three hospitals, one MediCenter, a free-standing emergency center, and numerous outpatient centers and clinics. The system is a not-for-profit, community-based health care organization that offers preventive, primary and acute hospital care, as well as cancer care, a heart center, wellness and rehabilitation services, and much more. Our services provide care for residents throughout the Treasure Coast, including Stuart, Jensen Beach, Hobe Sound, Palm City and Port St. Lucie. More information is available at http://www.martinhealth.org/.
About CBRE Group, Inc.
CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (in terms of 2014 revenue). The Company has more than 70,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers through more than 400 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers strategic advice and execution for property sales and leasing; corporate services; property, facilities and project management; mortgage banking; appraisal and valuation; development services; investment management; and research and consulting. Please visit our website at www.cbre.com.