First Hopkins County Healthcare Foundation Mingo Deemed a Success

April 23, 2024 – Sulphur Springs, TX –

The Hopkins County Health Care Foundation’s first Mingo event was a success. Not only did
players have fun, but the funds were secured to offer free heart calcium tests to Hopkins
County men.

Mingo night involved 196 players vying for 24 prizes and 11 door prizes. Players enjoyed
delicious BBQ sandwiches from Slaughter’s BBQ Oasis, and the Grub House provided the bar
stocked with sodas, beer, and Old Fashioneds. The preliminary figures indicate the net income
is approximately $12,000. Of that, $939 was donated by the attendees to offer additional free
heart calcium tests.

For several years the Foundation has hoped to add a program focused on men’s health. Mingo
has made this possible. The heart calcium clinic will be offered in a few months, with details to

In addition to Mingo, the Foundation hosts Designer Handbag Bingo which covers the cost of
the annual free mammography clinic, and the Gala, now in its 19 th year, which covers annual
funding priorities to improve health and healthcare offerings in Hopkins County.
The Hopkins County Health Care Foundation is an IRS-designated 501 (c) 3 non-profit, governed
by an all-volunteer board of directors, each of whom lives in Hopkins County. All funds raised
by the Foundation are used to benefit the health of Hopkins County citizens.

For more information contact Kayla Price, Executive Director, at 903-438-4799 or
[email protected].


Author: Matt Janson

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