Lutheran Health Network to serve as the exclusive medical services provider at the 2014 Hotel Fitness Championship

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (July 8, 2014) ––The Western Golf Association, host of the 2014 Hotel Fitness Championship (Aug. 25-31) at Sycamore Hills Golf Club in Fort Wayne, announces today that Lutheran Health Network (LHN) will be on site at this year’s tournament as the exclusive provider of medical services.

“It’s an honor for us to participate in activities surrounding this tournament,” said Brian Bauer, CEO of Lutheran Health Network. “Not only is the Hotel Fitness Championship important for players striving to reach the highest level of professional golf, it’s also important for Fort Wayne and our surrounding communities. The collective talent of all involved will certainly be on display again this year and we’re pleased to be part of that grouping.”  

As the medical services provider, LHN will staff and manage the on-site first aid facility to provide spectators, players, caddies, volunteers and tournament staff immediate care as needed. Additionally, LHN is supporting this year’s Red Coat Dinner, which raises money for the Mad Anthonys Children’s Hope House and Evans Scholars Foundation. The 2014 Red Coat Dinner will take place Aug. 26 during tournament week.

“We owe great thanks to Lutheran Health Network, and it’s our pleasure to be working with an organization that’s so important to northeastern Indiana and its residents,” said Bruce Dye, CEO of Hotel Fitness.

The Hotel Fitness Championship is one of four Tour Finals events that will determine the 50 players who earn cards for the 2014-15 PGA TOUR season under the TOUR's enhanced qualifying system.

“We are grateful to have Lutheran’s support in numerous facets of tournament week,” said Duke Butler IV, WGA tournament director for the Hotel Fitness Championship. “With its experienced caregivers on-site, our team can breathe easy knowing our guests, participants and staff will receive world-class care as needed.”

Players eligible for the Hotel Fitness Championship include the top-75 money winners on the Tour at the conclusion of the Regular Season; players who finish 126-200 on the PGA TOUR's FedExCup points list at the end of the TOUR’s Regular Season; and non-members who earn enough points to place them among 126-200 on the FedExCup points list at the end of the regular season.

To learn more about hospitality, volunteer and ticket options available, visit To learn more about the WGA and the Evans Scholars Foundation, visit


About Western Golf Association
Founded in 1899 to serve golfing interests in the growing Midwest, the WGA now has nearly 400 member clubs. The WGA conducts championships for professional and amateur golfers, promotes the use of caddies and oversees the Evans Scholars Foundation, which awards college scholarships to caddies with limited financial means. The WGA is a driving force in the game, a respected charitable cause for thousands of supporters and a distinguished leader in the nation’s golf community. In professional golf, the WGA also conducts the BMW Championship, the second-oldest tournament on the PGA TOUR. For more information on the WGA and ESF, call (847) 724-4600 or visit:

About the Tour
Founded (1990), owned and operated by the PGA TOUR, the Web.Com Tour continues to identify those players who are ready to compete and win on golf's biggest stage. In an historic 2013 season, the Tour became the path to the PGA TOUR with all 50 available PGA TOUR cards coming through the Tour and the season culminating at the four-event Tour Finals. became the Tour’s umbrella sponsor on June 27, 2012. A 10-year agreement (through 2021) is in place. The Tour enters its 25th year of competition in 2014. Three out of four PGA TOUR members are Tour alumni. Tour alumni have won 367 PGA TOUR titles, including 18 majors and five PLAYERS Championships. The PGA TOUR, through the efforts of its three tours and their tournaments, sponsors, players and volunteers, supports over 3,000 local charities and has surpassed $1.8 billion in charitable giving. To learn more about the PGA TOUR and Tour and to follow the season-long
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About Hotel Fitness®
Hotel Fitness ( is a global leader in designing and supplying quality commercial products to the hotel, resort and multi-family marketplace. Hotel Fitness, a Brigadoon Fitness Company, provides state-of-the-art fitness equipment, sports flooring, accessories and knowledgeable facility design & planning services.  Partnering with leading global manufacturers, their design and product sales team works with many of the largest and most recognized hoteliers and global developers.  Headquartered in Fort Wayne, IN, Hotel Fitness has assisted 30,000 commercial developers and hoteliers over 20 years with the design, development and fulfillment of high performing on-site fitness facilities. The World’s Leader in Hotel & Resort Fitness®.

About Lutheran Health Network
Lutheran Health Network is a taxpaying, integrated healthcare delivery system and one of the largest employers in the region. LHN encompasses eight separately licensed hospitals and nearly 1,000 licensed beds. The foundation of LHN is an experienced team consisting of 7,000 associates working together to deliver life-changing care. Lutheran Health Network continues to provide patients with extensive access to specialized services through its hospitals, patient care centers and physician practices. The strength of LHN allows it to recruit highly skilled physicians, innovate with the newest technology and participate in clinical research. These attributes enable LHN to sustain and grow its spectrum of services, and most importantly, deliver the highest levels of choice, support, care and patient experience that have long been its hallmark. For more information, visit

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Western Golf Association
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