The Hudson Hospital Foundation's 38th annual Al Hein Memorial Golf Tournament raised $50,000 for community health programs. The June 10 event was held at White Eagle Golf Club.

Since 2008, the annual golf tournament has raised more than $500,000 for community health needs in the Hudson area. Past contributions have benefitted the Hudson YMCA; Gigi's Playhouse, which provides program support for individuals in the Hudson area with Down syndrome; Good Samaritan Fund; the Hudson Backpack Program, which provides weekend meals to elementary students; PowerUp for Kids program, which works to make eating better and exercising fun for families; and the Make It OK program, which strives to reduce the stigma around mental illness.

"It was a picture-perfect day for philanthropy in Hudson," said Kari Rambo, president of the Hudson Hospital Foundation. "We are grateful for the support of the golfers who help us fund community health programs."

The tournament is named after the late Al Hein, a local philanthropist who launched the fundraising efforts for the hospital foundation and left a legacy of community gifts in the Hudson area. Hein was the first chair of the hospital foundation. Hein was vital in creating philanthropic opportunities for the Hudson community. The annual golf tournament has become the longest-running special event for the Hudson Hospital Foundation. After his death, the event was named in his honor.

The Hudson Hospital Foundation raises money for community health needs and patients throughout the year. The next project for the foundation is a $1 million fundraising campaign to help support the expansion of the Hudson Hospital & Clinic Emergency Center. For more information about the Emergency Center expansion, visit hudsonhospital.org.