2012 Ben Kruse 18 FORE Life Charity Golf Event
Our 2012 charity golf event weekend was truly amazing. Our volunteers worked tirelessly teaming to prepare starting Wednesday stuffing a goody bag that had to be one of our best ever! The Elk’s Lodge was decorated on Thursday and the golf course was setup on Friday as banquet time quickly approached.
Once again, the atmosphere in the banquet facility was electric. It is a cross between a class reunion and wedding reception in my eyes and the hugs, handshakes, and laughs were far too many to count.
David Robinson put together an amazing video as always, capturing the multiple events and the busy year this charity always enjoys. If you haven’t seen it or didn’t get to, please go to18forelife.com and check it out-send family and friends as well!
Bill Pippins Jr. captivated the audience with his testimony of love, courage, and care. His emotion from the perspective of a caregiver was felt throughout the audience. This was followed by Dave Draveky’s story. Dave’s powerful words kept everyone on the edge of their seat as he motivated and inspired us all. He epitomized just what our charity is all about. If you would like to learn more about him, go to endurance.org and also check out his many books available at amazon.com!
The annual auction was a hit once again, raising money and allowing the crowd to get their hands on some cool memorabilia. The BUZZ closed out the night with some good ole Rock n Roll with the help of Addie Kruse, who sang Drops of Jupiter.
The golf event filled Hidden Trails Country Club as all 386 golfers seemed to enjoy un unusually cool June day. With the help of Birdies for Breast Cancer, the gals from Beta Sigma, Montgomery Bank’s 17th Hole, and our volunteers on #14-the atmosphere was just terrific. Kyle Christian, Matt Christian, Ryan Jacques, and Jake Barge won this year’s event and the Not So Famous Tan Jackets! Can’t wait to see what they have embroidered on these for next year.
At this time, we have given away $138,000.00 in love offerings during 2012, by far our biggest year ever and a wonderful sign that this charity is ONLY growing. We can even do more and we will thanks to your support, the support from a giving community, and with the help of a huge team of volunteers.