Charity golf tourney a success
The Charity Golf Tournament was held Sept. 15 at the 9-Hole Golf Course with 17 teams entered. Our goal was $10,000 for the mission's trip. "Our team of 11 went to Guatemala last year. I am very excited to return to the same community. This year's tournament will raise money to continue the medical emphasis as well give help for the schools and school children," said Ron Little, organizer of the event. "The proceeds came not only from tournament fees, but from many wonderful friends who donated and so many businesses right here in Estes Park."
The teams came from Kansas, several Colorado communities, and Estes Park to play in the second annual golf tournament and partnership to raise funds to help this poverty stricken community in Santa Cruz, Guatemala. The funds will provide for two teams of at least a dozen Summit Church folks to travel to the community in March and April. They will work alongside community members on a school and medical project, visit families in their homes, and teach new skills in agricultural programs. They will meet with the local leaders and pastors to learn about how they can make an impact in a community through sponsoring hungry children and families. Liz and Dick Mulhern of Estes Park will lead the group.
Richard Babcock, manager of the golf course stated, "We are happy to support this worthwhile program. The golf course staff did an outstanding job during the event." Those helping from the course were Carol Prince, Frank Zambrano, and Mark Miller. Many Thanks go to Don Preim and Jamie Palmesano of Brownfields, downtown Estes Park store, who provided the lunch (prepared by Smokin' Dave's BBQ) for over 100 people playing and attending the event. Other volunteers consisted of hosts and hostesses for each hole who provided drinks, treats and a hole welcome. These people were from Estes Park: Page and Nona Watson, Valerie Dascoli, Mary Jo Hockman, Anita Shotts, Faith Bojan and Aaron, Rich Trahan, Prince Beall, Ron Duckworth, Penny Brisbin, Kathy and John Marks, Liz Mulhurn and Sue Simkins.
Thanks go to all the participants, especially the winning team who traveled from Wamego, Kansas to play in the event.
The winners were Kathy and Denny Douglas, Doug Kern and Ron Sunley
In the longest drive winners were: Women's - Candy Sulzbach, Men's - Tyler Morton
In the closest to the pin winners were: Women's - Jan Alderman, Men's - Doug Kern
Putting Contest winner: Ron Sunley and Kirk Fisher