The Meadows Institute’s Golf4Recovery Raises More Than $30,000 to Benefit Mental Health First Aid

The Meadows Institute Golf Tournament

Banner Health Foundation/Banner Strong Center for Healing is the beneficiary of the 501(c)(3) foundation’s inaugural fundraiser 

[PHOENIX, AZ, JUNE 2, 2021] The Meadows Institute’s first annual Golf4Recovery Invitational raised more than $30,000 to benefit Mental Health First Aid, support groups, and counseling for frontline healthcare workers through Banner Health Foundation. Their Banner Strong Center for Healing offers various on-site and on-demand wellbeing, emotional/mental health, healing, and support activities for individual workers and their families during the pandemic and beyond. 

We are overwhelmed by the generosity of this community.

The Meadows Institute Board Member Jim Dredge
Held May 14, 2021, at the Phoenician Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona, the Meadows Institute’s inaugural event hosted 100 golfers and 28 sponsors. The successful fundraiser brought together behavioral healthcare professionals, recovery advocates, and local and national businesses related to behavioral healthcare for a fun-filled day of contests, laughter, food, and a bit of friendly competition in the Arizona sunshine.

An awards luncheon followed 18 holes of play, with first place recognition going to the Immanuel Cares team, which included Steve Schwertley, Troy Studeny, Erik Angelo, and Aliece Anderson. Second place honors went to Ricky Melton, Charlie Anderson, Logan Bennet, and Joe Canale, while third place was claimed by the Heritage Health Solutions team of Hamilton Baiden, Tim Urlocker, Jonathan Heroux, and Bill Henderson. Contest and raffle prizes ranging from spa treatments and hotel staycations to and golf foursomes at valley courses were also awarded.

“We are overwhelmed by the generosity of this community,” said Meadows Institute Board Member Jim Dredge. “Thank you to our sponsors, golfers, and volunteers; you’ve made it possible to raise funds for an important cause — the wellbeing and emotional health of healthcare workers.”

Bill Southwick, CEO of Banner Behavioral Health Hospital, addressed attendees during the awards luncheon saying, “After months of extreme stress, the ability to access the important resource of mental health first aid is life-changing for our staff members and their families.” He went on to add, “The Meadows Institute has committed to individuals, families, and our communities; they understand the need to foster better mental health.  We are grateful for the donation.”   

Mark your calendars and get in some practice time now because The Second Annual Golf4Recovery Invitational is scheduled for May 13, 2022. Stay up to date on upcoming events and view highlights of this year’s fundraiser by visiting

About The Meadows Institute

Formed in 2020 by Meadows Behavioral Healthcare, The Meadows Institute is 501(c)(3) foundation created to support individuals, families, and communities in life-long recovery. This mission is accomplished through three initiatives: professional education, community mental health awareness, and research. For more information or to donate, visit

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