MAC Foundation golf tournament results
Mineral Area College Foundation raised approximately $17,000 to purchase up-to-date musical instruments for MAC’s music department at the Foundation’s annual four-person scramble golf tournament held May 15 at Crown Pointe Golf Course in Farmington. For the second year in a row, the tournament’s presenting sponsor was Mineral Area Regional Medical Center.
The Foundation credits the success of the fundraiser to the support of individuals and businesses in the community, as well as many dedicated volunteers. Although totals are not final, tournament organizers expect to reach $17,000 in profits. Funds will supply MAC’s thriving music department with up-to-date musical instruments in order to help students prepare for the next level in their educational experience. Although there have been individual purchases over the years, the bulk of the instruments currently owned by MAC were purchased in 1970 with an estimated life expectancy of about 25 years.
“These profits will allow MAC Foundation to purchase several new instruments to update those which students have used for over 40 years,” says Director of Development Julia Dill. “Not only will students be better prepared to transition into a university’s music program, we are able to support cultural enrichment which is a vital component of a thriving community. From regular concerts and recitals to the Holiday Big Band Dance and the Carol Moore Memorial Jazz Festival, the music department contributes a year-long calendar of activities that adds to the zest of the Mineral Area. This is a great way to support their work and provide a quality education for music majors for years to come.”
Whether they were in the morning or afternoon session, it was a beautiful day of fun in the sun for the 164 golfers who participated. In addition to a chance to win thousands of dollars in showcase prizes, each of the 35 teams received door prize tickets, free apparel, goodie bags, souvenir photos, mulligans, complimentary beverages and snacks, and an awards dinner where $1,800 worth of winnings was distributed to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams in flights A, B and Championship. During the silent auction golfers bid on everything from car washes and St. Louis Cardinals tickets, to golf merchandise and furniture.
The 2013 tournament results are
· The Sam Scism Ford-Lincoln Hole-in-One contest was unclaimed.
· Sago & Street Eye Care Closest-to-the-Pin: Bobby Ray with Judge Tom Ray & Friends.
· Kromm, Rikimaru & Johansen Longest Drive: Bobby Ray with Judge Tom Ray & Friends.
· Brockmiller Construction Straightest Drive: Art Stoehr.
· Kromm, Rikimaru & Johansen Longest Putt: Steve Leidholdt with STL Communications.
· Team Winners, Flight B: 3rd Place: Schnapp Law Firm; 2nd Place: Lead Belt Materials; 1st Place: Huffman Roofing.
· Team Winners, Flight A: 3rd Place: Joyce Wood & Associates; 2nd Place: MRV Bank; 1st Place: Kevin Ball Auto Body.
· Championship Flight: 3rd Place: Belgrade State Bank; 2nd Place: Judge Tom Ray & Friends; 1st Place: First State Insurance Agency.
Donations from sponsors helped tournament planners keep costs low.
· Save-A-Lot of Farmington provided delicious barbecue bratwursts, hotdogs and trimmings.
· Beverage cart sponsor The Daniel and Henry Company volunteered throughout the day supplying drinks and snacks on the course.
· A delicious post-tournament dinner was provided by the following Awards Dinner Sponsors: Kromm, Rikimaru & Johansen Architect Firm, Mercy Hospital Jefferson, The Daniel & Henry Company, and The Doe Run Company.
· Friend of MAC Team Sponsors were Huffman Roofing, Mineral Area Office Supply, New Era Bank, Parkland Health Center, and Ricoh USA.
A 501(C) (3) corporation, Mineral Area College Foundation supports MAC’s mission of providing quality, affordable education and innovative programs for the students and communities it serves. Golfers wishing to take part in next year’s tournament can call (573) 518-2114 or e-mail IGive@MineralArea.edu. Gifts from businesses and individuals can support scholarships, classroom enhancements, strategic initiatives and other projects. Find more information or make a gift by calling (573) 518-2114 or visiting www.MineralArea.edu/Foundation.