With the recent spate of dry weather, you should have had ample time to work on your golf swing, which means you’re ready for the St. John’s Auxiliary annual Charity Golf Tournament.

In its 28th iteration, the annual tournament will raise money for the Auxiliary’s latest pledge, $250,000 toward a new combination nuclear imaging and CT scanner machine. The machine will give St. John’s radiologists more complete pictures when scanning cancer patients and complements the hospital’s new cancer treatment called brachytherapy.

“It continues to support the brachytherapy program,” Auxiliary President Connie Hansen said.

The tournament starts at 11 a.m. Sept. 4 at the Snake River Sporting Club. That’s when the practice facility opens and registration begins. Then players will have lunch before the 1 p.m. shotgun start, meaning groups begin at different holes at the same time. Following the tournament, the Auxiliary will host an awards party with drinks and snacks, as well as a raffle, according to the St. John’s Hospital Foundation website.

The annual tournament is one of two major fundraisers the Auxiliary holds each year, along with the Spring Fling. Though it works with the Hospital Foundation, the Auxiliary is a separate entity and has its own fundraising goals and relationship with the hospital.

To register for the annual Charity Golf Tournament, go to StJohnsHospitalFoundation.org and search for the event in the calendar.

Contact Tom Hallberg at 732-5902 or thallberg@jhnewsandguide.com.

Tom Hallberg covers a little bit of everything, from skiing to long-form feature stories. A Teton Valley, Idaho, transplant by way of Portland and Bend, Oregon, he spends his time outside work writing fiction, splitboarding and climbing.

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