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Creighton Golf Tournament Raises Record $40,000 for Magis Clinic

Creighton Golf Tournament Raises Record $40,000 for Magis Clinic

Golf clubs were swinging as 56 players from Creighton University and the Omaha community participated in the third annual Magis Clinic Golf Classic, helping raise more than $40,000.

The tournament, the most successful to date, took place Sept. 14 at the Ironwood Golf and Country Club. Last year’s tournament raised more than $28,000.

All tournament proceeds will support the Creighton School of Medicine’s Magis Free Clinic. The clinic, organized in 2004 by Creighton medical students, offers free health services on Saturdays to Omaha’s homeless, uninsured and underinsured.

Omaha architectural firm RDG Planning & Design was presenting sponsor; tournament cosponsors were consulting/engineering firms Thompson, Dreesen & Dorner and Farris Engineering. The Hawks Foundation contributed a matching donation of $15,000.

The Magis Free Clinic, located at the Siena Francis House, works with other organizations to provide acute care and follow-up, physical exams, lab tests, medications, specialty clinics and referrals. Medical students and physicians volunteer at the clinic, seeing about 20 patients each Saturday.