15th Annual Debbie Boose Memorial Tennis Tournament Raises 20K for Pathways Hospice and McKee Medical Center June 8-14, 2015
The 15th Annual Debbie Boose Memorial Tennis Tournament, organized by the McKee Medical Center Foundation, raised over $20,000 for the Pathways Hospice inpatient unit at McKee Medical Center and for the cancer fund at the hospital.
The tournament, one of northern Colorado’s premier tennis tournaments, is played in honor of Debbie Boose, a leader in the community who was killed in 2001 during a car accident. At the time, she was on the board of Pathways Hospice and it was her dream to have an inpatient unit installed at McKee.
Since the year of her death, the Pathways Hospice Care Center has been treating over 300 patients annually from northern Colorado. The money raised at this year’s tournament will go towards permanent room improvements – new blinds, painting, and added amenities.
“We truly appreciate the long-term relationship with McKee Medical Center and the support we receive from the Debbie Boose Memorial Tennis Tournament,” said Evan Hyatt, president of Pathways Hospice. “The annual funding helps us to provide comfortable environments for patients and their families.”
Over 150 tennis players participated in the family-friendly tournament, which featured men’s, women’s, mixed and family events. Kelley and Stu Hoime of Windsor took home the trophy for the mixed 3.5 doubles by beating out father-daughter team, John Boose and Amy Black, Debbie Boose’s husband and daughter. Held at North Lake Park Tennis Courts, Loveland over six days, the annual memorial tournament is expected to continue for many years to come.
About Pathways Hospice:
Established in 1978, Pathways Hospice is a non-profit agency providing exceptional hospice care in the last months of life, palliative consultation and counseling for those with long-term serious illness and community-wide grief support for residents of Larimer and Weld counties in northern Colorado. For more information, visit http://www.pathways-care.org/