We just added the team photos. Â There are a few “casual” golf day photos mixed in as well as a new set of photos from the banquet. Â We want to thank Lisa Musgrave for these great photos. Â Enjoy!
First off, we want to thank everyoneÂ who came out to the banquet and golf event this year. Â What a time! Â What a success! Â We’ll have an in-depth recap of the weekend posted on the site very soon!Â
We’ve already started uploading photos from this year’s event. Â We thank David Robinson for truly capturing the atmosphere of the weekend in his shots.Â Be sure to click on one of the thumbnails in the Photostream to the right to view pre-event and banquet photos. Â Golf photos will be posted soon, as well as each team photo. Â We also posted the NASCAR/National Guard video from the banquet. Â Click on the Video link above to view that clip.
Finally, it’s come to our attention that the Associated Press has picked up the Gary Rhine story written a few weeks ago by Noreen Hyslop for the Daily Statesman and it has been re-published in several online newspapers throughout Missouri! Â Folks the word is spreading about 18 FORE Life. Â We feel, with the help of each and everyone of you, the coming year leading into our 10th anniversary celebrationÂ is going to be bigger than ever. Â Thank you!
Karen (Stevens) CookÂ has won the four free raffle tickets for this year’s golf cart. Â Congratulations! Â We’re putting 4 tickets with Karen’s name on them for Friday night’s drawing.
We want to thank everyone that took the time to comment. Â As we mentioned earlier, the stories are an inspiration for us to do all we can to make this charity and our events the best possible and to give back to those who need it. Â We hope that everyone shares in that feeling because without you we wouldn’t be able to do what we do. Â Thank you!
Its official!Â The banquet isÂ SOLD OUTÂ once again with NO seats remaining.Â For anyone who has contacted us and is on the list, but has notÂ PAID, no worries as you will be able to pay at the door.Â Anyone who has sent in their money and Â is marked PAID will go through another line and be checked off.Â Thanks so much for making this another HUGE success and we look forward to sharing a great night with you on Friday as we Celebrate/Give/Remember!.Â Â Â Happy Hour starts at 4:30 and Dinner is served at 6:00!
We wanted to let everyone know that we’ll be ending the chance to the win the 4 free golf cart raffle tickets today at 5:00 CT. Â At that time we’ll randomly pick one of the comments and post the winner’s name on the site. Â We want to thank everyone that has posted a comment so far. Â It’s been a thrill for us to read all those kind words.Â This ONLY motivates us to work harder for all those in need. Â Thank you!
If you haven’t already done so, please check out Chad and Andy’s adventures from J town to D town. Â They’ve posted some great photos and commentary over the weekend –
We hope everyone has a great week. Â We can’t wait to see you this weekend.
We may have understated Chad and Andy’s trek from Jeff City to Dexter in our previous post. Â They are actually canoeing from Jtown to Cape and then biking from Cape to Dtown!
The link below is a blog that Andy Niedert and Chad Gaylord will be posting on as they CANOE from Jeff City (Jtown)Â to Cape and then Bike from Cape to Dexter (Dtown)!Â Yes, they are nuts…..but will be fun to keep upÂ with their trek.Â Farm Bureau is giving them a big send off today, they are donating moneyÂ to wear Jeans to work (someone must have some pull up there) and also having an ice cream social as a fundraiser for us!Â Andy and ChadÂ will dock in Cape next Thursday and then bike to Dexter Friday, ending at HTCCÂ during the afternoon!
As most of you know, for the last several years we have raffled off a brand new Club Car. This year is no different. We have aÂ NEW! 2009 White Club Car waiting for a lucky winner. It, including a trailer, will be given away June 5th at our banquet and the winner need not be present at the banquet.
Raffle tickets are $10 a piece. However, this year we are giving awayÂ 4 free tickets ($40 value Math kids!) right here, to one individual. All you have to do is use the Comment Form below and tell us what has been your favorite 18 FORE Life moment or memory. You may have more than one! If you’ve never been to one of our events, tell us what it is aboutÂ 18 FORE LifeÂ you like most. Be sure to use your real name (to be put on the tickets) and a real email address so we can get in touch with you. (Remember, your email address will never be displayed on the site.)
We’ll randomly pick one comment on Monday, June 1st and post the winner’s name on the site. Good luck and have fun with your comments. We look forward to reliving some great memories and giving you 4 chances at a great PRIZE!
Thanks to Chad and Andy for raising money and awareness for 18 FORE Life!
Below is a message from the Missouri Farm Bureau’s home office –
Many of you are familiar with The Ben Kruse 18 Fore Life Charity Golf Event held annually in Dexter to raise money for the V-Foundation for cancer research, as well as for families in Southeast Missouri whose lives are affected by cancer.Â This year, our own CHAD GAYLORD in the Claimsâ€™ Department and his friend ANDY NEIDERT have pledged to ride their bicycles from Jefferson City to Dexter, both in memory of Ben as well as to provide recognition for the event held June 5th.
To show our support, you are invited to help send them off this Friday, May 29 at 1:00 p.m.Â We will provide free Ice Cream Sundaes followed by a brief presentation about the event by Chad and Andy on the patio, weather permitting.Â (Although the forecast looks promising, we will be in the Atrium in case of rain.)
Also, to help show our support, we will have a JEANS DAY for $2 on Friday, with the money going toward the charity event.Â You may drop off your $$ in HR if you would like to participate.
Last week the Daily Statesman ran a great article about Gary Rhine written byÂ Noreen Hyslop. Â Gary is aÂ cancer survivor who will share his story at our banquet this year and will also act onÂ an idea he has of raising an extra $10,000 for 18 FORE Life!