Bean Learning Community hosts event to benefit Shelter House of Iowa City

The first annual Swing Fore Shelter House Charity Golf Outing will take place on Saturday, April 23 at the Pleasant Valley Golf Course in Iowa City. The William Bean Learning Community of the UI Carver College of Medicine is hosting the event to support Shelter House. All proceeds will benefit the Iowa City organization that aids the homeless. Both teams and individuals can register online. The deadline for registration is April 20.

The Bean Learning Community has organized a number of Shelter House fundraisers throughout the years. Students also volunteer on a bi-weekly basis to help organize clothing donations, host game nights and other activities. Shelter House is a non-profit organization that has provided housing and supportive services to the homeless of Southeast Iowa since 1983. It is Johnson County’s only homeless shelter.

Working within the community complements learning at the Carver College of Medicine for one student in the Bean Learning Community.

“Helping those in need is central to our careers and we believe it's important to cultivate this value during our medical education. It is easy in medical school to lose sight of the world around you, so holding events and volunteering at local organizations increases student awareness of important issues outside of the college. In addition, being involved with charities in the community allows students to interact with and gain increased understanding of the various populations that they one day may be caring for,” said Bean Co-Mayor Chloe Gumpert.

The 4-person scramble will tee off at 9:00 a.m. and consist of 18-holes. No previous golfing experience is necessary.

Visit the Swing Fore Shelter House website for more information.

Story Source: Benji McElroy, UI Carver College of Medicine, 200 College of Medicine Administration Building, Iowa City, Iowa 52242

Media Contact: Jennifer Brown, UI Health Care Marketing and Communications, jennifer-l-brown@uiowa.edu

Date: 
Wednesday, April 6, 2016