The Andy Smith Sr. Memorial Special Needs Golf Tournament at Hiwan Golf Club on July 15 raised more than $35,000 for the Evergreen Park & Recreation District’s special needs programs and two other charities.
Twenty-eight foursomes participated in the tournament, for which NBA player Keith Van Horn was honorary chairman.
The event was organized by the Mountain Foothills Rotary Club and the recreation district. Funds raised, which included registration fees, sponsor donations, silent auction proceeds, games and drawings, will help improve EPRD’s special needs program and make financial scholarships available for participants. The funds also will support Evergreen Christian Outreach and the Mountain Foothills Rotary Foundation.
Major tournament sponsors included Evergreen Oil, Conoco/Phillips, Advantage Golf, Elevation Dental, Loaf ‘N Jug and The Bagelry.
Scratch card trip winner: Rob Last
Shoot out closest to the pin: Chris Krank
Putting green winner: Mark Footer (hole in one)
Women’s longest drive on hole 1: Janet Heck-Doyle
Men’s longest drive on hole 4: Vic Ostberg
Women’s closest to the pin on hole 8: Toni Corfee
Men’s closest to the pin on hole 8: Craig Thornton
Women’s winning foursome: Christa Babb, Toni Corfee, Valerie McGinnis and Ann Skewes
Men’s winning foursome (tied): Gary Guilford, Jeff Lasher, Mark Reister and Bruce Tsukamaki
Mike Gaddis, Patrick Gangemi, Mike Halminik, Tom McGrath
Men’s third place foursome: Daryl Hine, Chris Krank, Chris Marr, Craig Peterson