Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort Raises $20,000 for Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast

December 8, 2014 by SoWal Staff

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort contributed $20,000 to Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast for funds raised by staff, volunteers and the community during the 28th Annual Sandestin Triathlon last August. Resort officials presented hospital president Roger Hall with the check during a brief ceremony last week.
“We appreciate Sandestin’s generosity and willingness to make a difference in the community," said Roger Hall, president of Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast. “We have worked closely with Sandestin on a number of fundraising efforts, including the annual Serve2Cure tennis event.”
In October, Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort raised $15,000 at the Serve2Cure event held at the Sandestin Tennis Center to benefit breast cancer research.
“We are very thankful for our strong partnership and the numerous fund raising events we have successfully staged this year with Sacred Heart Hospital,” said Mark Hodgdon, senior vice-president and general manager of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. “We (Sandestin) take pride in working with Sacred Heart to benefit others in need and doing what we can to make our community a better place.”
The 29th Annual Sandestin Triathlon is set for Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015 and will lure more than 700 participants for a half-mile Gulf of Mexico swim, a 20-mile bike along the Emerald Coast and a four-mile run through Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.
For more information on the 29th Annual Sandestin Triathlon and to apply for early bird participant registration, visit, or call 850-267-6168. For resort information, go to
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is a major destination for all seasons and all ages, and was named the #1 resort on Florida’s Emerald Coast. The resort invites guests to a world of 2,400 acres and 30 charming neighborhoods featuring more than 1,250 Destin vacation rentals, condominiums, villas, town homes and the best in Destin hotel accommodations.
As a member of Visit South Walton and Visit Florida, the resort features more than seven miles of beaches and pristine bay front, four championship golf courses, 15 world-class tennis courts, 19 swimming pools, a 113-slip marina, a fitness center and spa, meeting space and The Village of Baytowne Wharf, a charming pedestrian village with events, shopping, dining and nightlife.
Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast is a 58-bed community hospital located in Miramar Beach, Florida. Since opening its doors to patient care in 2003, the not-for-profit hospital has grown steadily and continues to fulfill its mission to improve the health of the community at large, with special attention to service of the poor. Recognized nationally for high quality, compassionate and safe healthcare, the hospital has received the 100 Top Hospitals® award from Thomson Reuters and Truven Health four times since opening, including most recently in 2012, 2013 and 2014.
The hospital offers a wide range of medical and surgical services, including acute care, maternity services, general and specialized surgery, cardiac diagnostics and interventional services, joint replacement program, spine center program, cancer care, comprehensive radiology and laboratory services, rehabilitation, as well as 24-hour emergency care. For more information, visit


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