The Sorenson Champion’s Challenge at Thanksgiving Point Golf Club in Lehi, Utah was a lot of fun. The first day, Dr. Phillip Hoopes, Jr. had a once-in-a-lifetime chance to Golf in the Pro-Am portion of the events. He and a few others, were partnered up with one of our LASIK patients, Mike “Radar” Reid, and then with Mike Reid’s son Daniel Reid. They played a great game and competed against many other great golfers like, Annika Sorenstam, Jack Nicklaus, Craig Stadler, Hale Irwin, Dean Wilson, and many others. Dr. Hoopes, Jr. golfed so well that we started to get worried that he would stop doing LASIK and look into becoming a pro golfer. That evening, a charity auction and dinner was held and Hoopes Vision was able to donate a LASIK surgery to help the cause. The proceeds of the night went to the Annika Foundation and Art Works for Kids.  The next day was Dr. Hoopes’ birthday, and he was able to finally take a day off from doing LASIK and cataract surgery (which he loves, but who wouldn’t like to spend a day watching the greats play a few holes of golf. He spent the day watching the tournament and seemed to have a great time. Hoopes Vision also had a booth set up at the event to help educate people who were interested in LASIK surgery or cataract surgery. We were very happy to have met so many kind people there (both possible new patients as well as several of you who have had surgery before that stopped by to say “hi” and update us on how well they were seeing).


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