GREEN RIVER – Local businesses and golfers raised over $17,634 with the net proceeds going to the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in Southwest Wyoming (DPILSW) by participating in the Seventh Annual United Way of Southwest Wyoming Golf Tournament. The tournament was held September 14 at Rolling Green Country Club in Green River.
“We were really pleased with the results of the tournament. United Way believes the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program is making a difference in our communities. Having the golf tournament is a fun way to raise awareness about the importance of early grade reading while also bringing in donations to support the program,” said Kelly Frink, United Way of Southwest Wyoming Executive Co-Director.
At 9 am one hundred players headed out to their starting holes for a shot gun start. Played as a four person scramble, the tournament was scored using the Peoria System. All players received a gift bag that included a Live United visors, sponsored by Wyoming Casing Service and other goodies donated by Schlumberger, Rocky Mountain Casing Crews Inc. and Taco Time. Breakfast, donated by McDonald’s, was available at check-in and players were served lunch as they finished, with water donated by Western Wyoming Beverages.
Taking first place and winning $300 to the pro shop, $200 in Coyote Creek Gift Certificates – Courtesy of Coyote Creek, Hall, Noble & Associates and Searle Brothers. were Paul Parker, Nancy Parker, Mark Cedarburg and Scott Sager. Taking second place and winning $300 to the pro shop-Courtesy of Church & Dwight and Commerce Bank of Wyoming were Deb Erwin, Lea Johnson, Jon Nystrom and Kim Ware. Winning $150 to the pro shop-Courtesy of Wyoming Casing and winning third place were Gary Gomez, Jeff Morgan, Neil Trejilias, and Clayton Wright.
Individual player contests were held at various holes during the tournament. JoAnna Robinson had the Longest Putt on hole nine; Carlos Barnes was Closest to the Pin on hole 15; Michael Horne was Closest to the Tree on hole 14; and DJ Bullard had the Closest 2nd Shot on hole 11, all winning Coyote Creek gift certificates.
Players were given the opportunity to purchase mulligans, string, a cheater’s package, raffle tickets and could place a wager on the betting hole. Raffle prizes included $300 cash, Taylormade Rocketballz RMZ Irons, a Nike golf bag and two Wyoming Football tickets. Raffle prizes were donated by 5 Par Promotions and Wyoming Casing.
DPILSW is a partnership between United Way of Southwest Wyoming and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Through this program, children, birth to age 5, are mailed a free, age appropriate book every month. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library supplies the books while United Way raises funds through special events and writing grants to cover the cost of shipping the books, which is about $35 a year, per child. United Way does not use any funds from their annual campaign to fund this program.
Currently, over 2,400 children in Southwest Wyoming are enrolled in DPILSW. United Way plans to increase that number to 5,000 children in Southwest Wyoming over the next 2 years.
BP was the Eagle Sponsor for the tournament, donating $1,000. John Bunning Transfer, Rocky Mountain Casing Crews Inc. and Mandros Painting were all Birdie Sponsors, donating $500 each. ComTech, Plan One Architects, Taco Time, and Teton Distributing were all Par Sponsors donating $250 each.
Companies that sponsored teams were: Anadarko Petroleum Production, D.R. Griffin and Associates, Mandros Painting, Questar, Solvay Chemicals, Tata Chemicals, Vase Funeral Chapels, ESCO, Fairmont Supply, Industrial Hoist and Crane, Jim Bridger Power Plant/Utility Workers Union of America Local 127, Hatch, Monsanto/Degerstrom Converters and Erwin Consulting.
For more information contact Frink at the United Way office or call 362-5003, or email@example.com.