South Bend Country Club preps for annual Four Winds Invitational

NOW: South Bend Country Club preps for annual Four Winds Invitational

SOUTH BEND, Ind -- 12th annual Four Winds Invitational preparing to host the Epson Tour for LPGA qualifier.

The popular three-day event will host some of the best women golfers in the world during the tour, but this event isn't just about the athletes.

The event also raises money for Beacon Health System and Beacon's Children Hospital.

In the past 11 years, major sponsors such as The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and Four Winds Casino has raised nearly $900,000. 

This year, the proceeds will go towards for a GlideScope airway visualization system to help with intubation of patients and two Panda Warmers with resuscitation equipment for infant care.

"This is an event that kind of increases awareness also of the services that we offer to children in our community. And it's a way for us to generate and get other people from the community involved in serving our kids and helping them thrive," said Director of women and children's services of Beacon Health System, Jen Tonkovich.

The tour continues at the South Bend Country Club on August 10th and as the day approaches, South Bend Mayor James Mueller hopes to continue raising money for this year’s stop at the Country Club. 

"It's a great annual tradition, you know, when it started about 12 years ago, you know, we didn't know that it would be a new annual tradition going into the future. So, it's great that the Pokagon Band and Four Winds continues to invest back into our community and keeps this great event bringing golfers here to South Bend, said Mayor Mueller.

South Bend Country Club is currently accepting volunteers for this year's event:

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