12th Annual LifeFlight Emergency Care Open

NEW DATE: Monday, August 31, 2020

We have made the decision to move this event to a late summer date (it was originally scheduled for June). Hoepfully the COVID-19 pandemic will have subsided by then and we will be more than ready to spend some quality time with friends and colleagues, coming together for a great cause. However, we will continue to monitor the situation over the next several weeks and make adjustments based on best practice recommendations from the CDC, the state of Maine and our healthcare peers.

Join us for a day of friendly competition, food, and prizes, all while supporting a great cause! Sign-in starts at 8am, with a shotgun start at 9am and scramble style of play. Proceeds from this fundraising event support LifeFlight’s clinical education program, which benefits the flight crew as well as emergency medical providers across the state. 

Latest Updates on COVID-19

Here at LifeFlight, we continue to take care of Maine by supporting our EMS and hospital partners across the state who need to transport critical patients to a higher level of care. We’re also working closely with colleagues across the country and the world to ensure we are following the latest science-based guidance on how to transfer patients with COVID-19.

You may recall that funds raised at the Emergency Care Open support advanced training and education for LifeFlight’s clinical crew and the larger EMS community. We’re especially grateful for that support today, when the capacity and capability of LifeFlight and the emergency healthcare system may be tested. Thanks to you, we are prepared.

We are cautiously optimistic that life will settle down in a timeframe that allows us to move ahead with our new event date on August 31. However, we will be evaluating the risks on a regular basis. We expect to update the public regularly through our website and social media.

In this time of uncertainty and concern, community is more important than ever and we’re reminded just how special the ECO community is in particular. The good news is that people in Maine are known for their community-mindedness and willingness to lend a hand. We’re lucky in our line of work to see first-hand just how often Mainers are ready to jump in and help. Dealing with COVID-19 and its societal effects is going to require teamwork. We’ll need to rely on each other and all of our communities will be important partners as we address the needs of the larger community.

Thank you for all of your past support. We hope to play golf with you in August!
 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

The registration fee of $125 ($500 per team) includes continental breakfast, lunch, dinner, greens fee, cart, a goody bag, soft drinks during the day, and chance to win prizes. A cash bar will be available to all golfers, along with roving beer carts on the course.

The event will also feature select games on course. You can purchase a Team Game Bundle (value $80) at registration for only $50 - it includes mulligans, a yardstick ("strings") and game entries for the whole team!
 
Sponsorships are available and offer excellent PR opportunities for participating businesses. Proceeds from this event support clinical education opportunities for LifeFlight and EMS across the state. For more information on sponsors, please contact Anna Dugal at the LifeFlight Foundation at adugal@lifeflightmaine.org or 207-230-7092.

The key to high-quality critical care in a largely rural environment like Maine is a strong network of emergency medical providers, from the first responder all the way to the specialty physician at a large, urban medical center. The network includes public safety officers, dispatchers, EMTs and paramedics, as well as nurses and physicians in emergency rooms at small community hospitals. Advanced education and frequent training help strengthen that network of providers.
 
LifeFlight works hard to ensure its own medical crew members maintain a high-level of clinical proficiency through ongoing education and training.  Crew members also provide training to emergency medical providers across the state, resulting in a system that continues to become more skilled and more synergistic.

For any other event related questions, please email info@lifeflightmaine.org.

 
We look forward to seeing you at Martindale!