Wounded Warrior Golf Tournament supports veterans

Participants in the Wounded Warrior Golf Tournament. Photo special to The R-C

Participants in the Wounded Warrior Golf Tournament. Photo special to The R-C

On Oct. 7, more than 100 avid golfers arrived at Carson Valley Golf Course to compete in a hard fought four-person scramble. In addition to the scramble, golfers were able to participate in a longest drive competition, three closest to the pin contests, Silly Putting, Marshmallow Mash Drive and a Texas Hold ‘Em poker run.

First-place team, finishing with a score of 55, included Tyler Fradd, Caleb Fry, Davis Hughes, and Mike Torres. The second-place team consisted of Dave Wright, Stephanie Mesker, John Hatley and Rein Cocking with a score of 60. The winners of the longest drive on hole No. 10 were Caleb Fry in the men’s division and Hollie Straubinger in the women’s division.  Closest to the pin winners for the men’s division were Cory Erving on hole No. 1, Doug Meyer on hole No. 13, and David Wright on hole No. 18. Closest to the pin winners for the women’s division were Julie Wallis for hole No. 1, Kaitlynn Dollar for hole No. 13, and Tawnie D’Angelo for hole No. 18. The winner of the Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Run was Colton Sugden with a straight flush. There were two winners in the Silly Putting Contest, Pete Stram and Stephanie Mesker. The winner of the Marshmallow Mash with the longest marshmallow drive was Brenton Westin. A big congratulations to all these winners.

Over 65 local businesses and Carson Valley residents contributed either financially or with a raffle prize increasing our ability to assist more veterans. Our Platinum contributor was Christensen Automotive. The Gold contributors were Big Daddy’s Bike Shop, Double J Automotive, and Pulse Fitness. Silver contributors included Allstate Insurance/Stacey Trivett, Animal Medical Services, Anytime Fitness, Arco Gas Station, Carson Valley Country Club, Carson Valley Golf Course, Carson Valley Inn, Douglas Disposal, eXp Realty/The Koerner Group, Jeanine Felix, Jimmy Mickler, Just a Drop, Lorna Johnston, Meek’s Lumber & Hardware, Optima Advertising & Promotions, State Farm Insurance/John Scott, The Sugar Leaf, Topaz Lodge, Wink’s Lucky Strike Lanes, and Wounded Warrior Project. In addition, we had over 40 Bronze contributors who helped make this the most successful raffle we’ve held. Thank you for your support!

At the close of the tournament, Jimmy Mickler, Tournament Director, said, “I’m always amazed at the number of players who come out to support this golf tournament. This year we had 22 more players than last year making the tournament a great success. We were able to provide much needed support to local veterans in need of assistance. I want to thank our very generous business community, the Carson Valley Golf Course management, all the players who showed up and gave it their best, and all our valued volunteers for their support again this year. They are the ones who make this such a rewarding experience. Their efforts and generosity brought in a little over $11,000 allowing us to make a difference in many warriors’ lives. I can’t thank everyone enough.”

For more information about the Wounded Warrior Project and the important work they do for our military personnel, visit their website at www.woundedwarriorproject.org.


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