Lincoln’s Gateway Sertoma Club and Tabitha, your answer for Elder Care, joined forces on June 3, welcoming nearly 200 golfers to play for a cause. Proceeds from the 14th annual golf event, brought in almost $60,000 in support of Tabitha Meals on Wheels.

In true tournament-style, the event featured a four-person scramble, hole games, prizes and the media challenge, where the Channel 8 KLKN-TV team re-claimed the coveted media trophy.

“Gateway Sertoma Club has been honored to be a part of this event in support of Tabitha and the Meals on Wheels program,” said Charlie Huff, Gateway Sertoma golf committee member. “Our members are dedicated to this fundraiser because they recognize the extraordinary impact Tabitha Meals on Wheels has in Lincoln."

The proceeds donated from the event will help provide meals for 550+ individuals each day through Tabitha Meals on Wheels. Seventy percent of recipients are unable to afford the $5.75 cost of the meal. As Tabitha has made a point to turn no one in need away from a warm meal, contributions like those from Gateway Sertoma are instrumental in keeping this program in operation.

“Partnerships like those with Gateway Sertoma are why Tabitha Meals on Wheels can continue to operate,” said Christie Hinrichs, Tabitha president and CEO. “We are truly blessed by the hard work, dedication and commitment this group has shown for Tabitha Meals on Wheels.”

Gateway Sertoma was founded as a service club over fifty years ago. The group’s mission is “service to mankind” motivating members to volunteer service and fundraising for community programs in need. Twelve years ago, the group married their love of service with their love of golf by hosting a charity golf tournament. Members turned to Tabitha to help operate the tournament with proceeds benefiting first Tabitha Hospice and later Tabitha Meals on Wheels. To learn more about Gateway Sertoma, visit their website, Gatewaysertoma.org.

As a nonprofit organization serving 28 Nebraska counties, Tabitha’s love embraces a society where everyone is valued and empowered to live life to the fullest, with compassionate at-home support, innovative living communities, exceptional rehabilitation, health care and hospice services. For answers to all your aging questions, tune in to Tabitha’s Answers on Aging, airing each Saturday morning, 9:30 a.m. on KFOR 1240 AM, or subscribe to Tabitha’s quarterly magazine, The Answer, at www.Tabitha.org.