Going the Distance for Others


Medina businessman Pat Spoerndle learned early in his life about the power of bringing people together in support of those who need assistance. As a young adult, Pat began his career working in social services. It was during this time that intervention therapy was introduced, which helps an individual by drawing on the support of his or her family and friends.

Pat was amazed at the success rate of this therapy, and it substantiated his view that it is through the efforts of individuals working together that great things can be accomplished. Pat’s career path changed as he started his own trade show marketing firm, 7D Marketing. While his business was successful, the community’s unmet needs were never far from Pat’s mind. 

“Living in Medina, and having my business in Medina, I was very aware of the many local social organizations constantly in need of support. “I knew I wanted to give back. I chose to support Hospice of Medina County because it is community-based and directly helps the people I live within my community. It wasn’t until well after I started supporting Hospice of Medina County that one of my family members utilized hospice.”

As a vehicle for his support, Pat created 100 for Hospice, an annual one-day fundraising event where he, alone, plays 100 holes of golf. The tremendously popular event has been hosted by Fox Meadow Country Club in Medina for all nine years of its existence and has enjoyed incredible support from numerous community sponsors.

In fact, 100 for Hospice has raised nearly $220,000 since its inception in 2009. The money raised goes toward the support of the volunteer services at Hospice of Medina County—a group of committed people coming together
to help others in need—a purpose close to Pat’s heart.

To help ensure that volunteer services will be available to Hospice of Medina County patients into the future, Pat chose to establish an endowment.
With an endowment, the principal is invested and preserved, and only the income from the endowment is used.

As Pat looks to the future, he plans on continuing 100 for Hospice until he “just can’t do it anymore.” But no need to worry, Pat’s family has become
increasingly involved in the effort. Alex, his youngest daughter, has helped her father with every event since the beginning. With each passing year, her passion and love for the event has grown, and recently, Alex has volunteered to take over and grow the endowment whenever Pat is ready to retire.

To take part in 100 for Hospice on

August 6, 2018 visit: http://www.100forhospice.com

Find Your Swing

Like Pat, you can make a difference for Hospice of Medina County and all of our patients and their families. To learn more about different ways to give, contact Laura J. Frye at 216.255.9066 or lfrye@hospicewr.org.

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