2008-03-26 / Other News

Golf tourney to fund cardiac care unit

The first annual David J. Simpson Jr. Memorial Charity Golf Tournament is scheduled for Friday, March 28 at the Crooked Oak Golf Club in Colquitt. This twoman team scramble will begin at noon with a shotgun start.

The team entry fee is $150. Cash and prizes will be awarded for first and second place in each flight, closest to the pin, longest drive and a $10,000 prize for a hole-in-one. All proceeds will benefit the Helping Hands and Caring Hearts Volunteer Group and are designated for the purchase of cardiac equipment for Calhoun Memorial Hospital. The goal for this event is to raise $15,000 to help pay for a telemetry monitoring unit.

David J. Simpson Jr. is a familiar name that many residents of Southwest Georgia remember fondly. David meant so much to his family and friends … but most would recognize him as a pillar of his community and a man who gave his life to serving others.

David graduated from Southwest Georgia Academy in 1976 and attended Emory University and Mercer University's Southern School of Pharmacy where he received his bachelor of pharmacy degree. In 1979, he married Cathy Hollander Simpson. After graduating in 1981, David returned to Arlington where he partnered with his father to own and operate Arlington Rexall Drugs.

David was only 48 years old when he passed away from a massive heart attack. He suffered from diabetes and hypertension and that is why his family and friends find it so fitting to name this golf tournament after David, a man who loved golf, but, first and foremost, loved to help others.

For more information, please contact Susannah Cowart at Calhoun Memorial Hospital, 229- 725-4272 ext. 168 or cmhscowart@ bellsouth.net

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