Lion of the Day Marian Shiever invited the Cushing Lions Club to hold their regular Tuesday meeting in the educational room of the hospital where they were not only treated to lunch, but were given a presentation regarding upcoming projects of the CRH Foundation. Shiever, who serves as CRH Foundation Director, first gave the group a little background information.

“The Foundation was established in 1992 ‘For you, for family and for life,"” Shiever said. “It is made up of a hardworking group of people.”

Since its inception it has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars that have been used to improve healthcare in Cushing – including the recent expansion of the hospital.

The latest fundraising project is a charity golf event slated for Saturday, May 17 at 8 a.m. at the Cushing Country Club to raise funds for paramedic scholarships.

“It is the Foundation’s goal to raise $45,000 of ‘new monies’ to go toward the training of nine paramedics,” Shiever said. “The cost to train one is between $5, 000 and $6,000 and the training itself takes two years of class work plus clinicals. This isn’t something that will happen in just a day.” Shiever also said that those taking part in the training must commit to remain in Cushing for at least two years. “Those are the ‘strings’ that will be attached,” she said. “We believe this program will improve the level of medical care in our community.”

According to Shiever, the golf tournament was conceived last year by Brenda Dick, (who is a financial counselor in the CRH business office and avid golfer), but due to time restraints it was postponed until this year. Bob Felts and the Cushing Masonic Lodge are also helping in the event.

The public is invited to become a sponsor or player in the First Annual CRH Foundation’s Charity Golf Event. The goal is to have 18 teams registered by April 17. The sponsorship levels are: Diamond = $1,000 (four players plus banner), Gold = $600 (four players and hole sponsor), Silver = $300 (hole sponsor), Bronze $200 (hole sponsor) and Individual Player = $100.

Prizes will be awarded: First Place – $600, Second Place – $500, and Third Place – $400.

All contributions to this event are tax deductible and ear marked for the establishment of the paramedic scholarship program. For more information contact Marian Shiever at (918) 225-8125 or email [email protected] or Bob Felts at (918) 225-1875 or email [email protected].