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Jennifer Tornetta, (O) 609-569-7010, (C) 609-335-3446, jennifer.tornetta@atlanticare.org
Joseph Clark, Jr. (O) 609-272-6318, joseph.clarkjr@atlanticare.org

For Immediate Release:  June 8, 2018

LPGA players tee-up with AtlantiCare
 to visit patients, students

 

As part of the ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer taking place this weekened in Galloway, LPGA players made several visits to AtlantiCare programs to meet with patients, staff and other customers this week.

Madeleine Sheils and Erynne Lee took time off the greens Thursday to make green smoothies with students at the H. Ashton Marsh Elementary School in Absecon with AtlantiCare’s Healthy Schools, Healthy Children team.  They blended orange juice, pears, bananas, apples and “superstar ingredient” kale with ice. 

The ladies answered students’ questions, including, “What motivates you?”

Sheils told students she is motivated by being the best golfer and the best version of herself.

Lee suggested students look for healthy role models in sports or other areas that interest them.

Students also asked the golfers how old they were when they started golfing, if they ever felt like quitting, and whether golfing is hard. The ladies told students that every job can be hard and everyone can have a rough day or time. They encouraged students to stay positive, do their best, and do what they love.

Tuesday, players Christina Kim and Jing Yan visited patients at AtlantiCare’s Cancer Care Institute, a Fox Chase Cancer Center Partner. They brought a putting green with them. They traded stories with patient Michael Limongello about what it’s like to be on a pro tour circuit. Limongello was inducted into the Professional Bowlers Association’s Hall of Fame in 1994.

Jenny Shin visited AtlantiCare Health Services Pediatric Care in the William L. Gormley AtlantiCare HealthPlex in Atlantic City Tuesday. She met with patients and their families and presented them with quilts through the LPGA’s Kind Quilts program. Through this program, the LPGA asks local volunteers to make quilts for players to distribute those in need. AtlantiCare Health Services at the HealthPlex is a federally qualified health center and sees pediatric patients regardless of families’ ability to pay.

“Every year players visit AtlantiCare,” said Margaret Belfield, executive vice president and chief operating officer, AtlantiCare. “Often they’ve come straight from the greens. They are engaging, motivating and enthusiastic. Our patients, staff, and other customers love spending time with the ladies. We appreciate how generous they are with their time during their extremely busy week leading up to the tournament.”

Photo Captions:

Erynne Lee Madeleine Sheils Laura Engelmann LPGA AtlantiCare Healthy Schools

Left to right LPGA Erynn Lee and Madeleine Sheils make green smoothies with Laura Engelmann, MHA, community Health and Wellness manager, AtlantiCare.

Group shot LPGA visit to H. Ashton Marsh School with AtlantiCare Healthy Schools

LPGA golfers Madeleine Sheils (front in white jacket) and Erynn Lee (front in gray jacket) pose with AtlantiCare’s Laura Engelmann (back row right) and Amy Hogan (back row left) pose with H. Ashton Marsh Students.

Aiden Lewis with green mustache A.J. Scioli 4th grade H Ashton Marsh AtlantiCare LPGA

Left to right are Aiden Lewis, with green mustache, and A.J. Scioli, holding their green smoothies. LPGA players Madeleine Sheils and Erynne Lee joined AtlantiCare’s Healthy Schools Healthy Children Team for a visit to the H. Ashton Marsh School in Absecon. The golfers helped to make and serve smoothies to the children.

Mirna Gobran Claire Fitzpatrick 4th Graders H Ashton Marsh AtlantiCare LPGA

Left to right are Mirna Gobran and Clair Fitzpatrick, H. Ashton Marsh fourth graders, with their green smoothies.

Christina Kim Jing Yan watch Michael Limongello golf AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute LPGA

Christina Kim and Jing Yan watch as Michael Limongello, AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute patient and Professional Bowler Association Hall of Fame member, prepares to take a swing on a putting green.

Jenny Shinn Eimy Bautista Ethan Gil AtlantiCare Health Services Pediatrics LPGA

Jenny Shinn, LPGA player, met with Eimy Bautista and her son Ethan Gil at AtlantiCare Health Services Pediatrics at the AtlantiCare HealthPlex in Atlantic City. She presented them with a hand-made quilt through the LPGA’s Kind Quilts program.

Sandy Festa Ediwn Lopez Bernard MD Jenny Shinn Kimberly Mazur MD

Left to right are Sandy Festa, executive director, AtlantiCare Health Services (AHS) Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) at the William L. Gormley AtlantiCare HealthPlex; Edwin Lopez Bernard, MD, pediatrician; Jenny Linn, LPGA golfer; and Kimberly Mazur, MD, medical director, AHS FQHC.

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