WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS - The Greenbrier Classic partners with local schools and
emergency responders to provide needed medical assistance across its 18 holes.
Student volunteers from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic
Medicine and EMS workers from White Sulphur Springs helped to cover all the
bases in 2014.
Staff said two tents -- one on the front nine and one on the
back nine --- are staffed continuously. There are also four "mobile
ambulances" staged throughout the course.
Employees with the Classic said they're pleased with the
plan so far. They spoke with Newswatch about the importance of hydration.
“People don't typically spend all day outside, and then all
of a sudden 1 p.m., 2 p.m. in the afternoon they're feeling sluggish, so it's
the same thing with the pros,” Monte Ortel told WOAY. “Every tee box we have
water and Powerade, and you can see them guzzling down a lot of water to stay
hydrated, so take a note from the pros.”
Employees also recommend comfortable shoes, shorts and