NHL player and Haliburton native Matt Duchene was in town for the annual Matt Duchene Charity Golf Tournament.

Each year the event raises money for the Haliburton Highlands Health Services and this year was no different raising money for services and equipment in the hospital.

This year the money raised is going to upgrade the cardiac telemetry equipment, this equipment is what monitors patients heart rate, and blood pressure, the hope is that funds raised will allow the hospital to upgrade this equipment to the point that doctors and nurses can monitor multiple patients from one location.

Although this is only the 5th tournament attached to NHL’er Matt Duchene’s name, this is the 21st running of the fundraiser says Lisa Tompkins¬†Director of the HHHS. Tompkins also says that this is the biggest equipment fundraising campaign they have done.

The round of golf was not the only fundraising effort of the day, as the hospital allowed people to buy mulligans, or for $20 participants¬†were allowed to “buy a drive” from a professional¬†golfer.

Tompkins said that aside from the tournament, HHHS is working to raise money for the equipment during this year’s Radiothon here on Moose FM