2011 Ben Kruse 18 FORE Life Charity Golf Event
We have set the bar high when it comes to our event each June. Knowing that gives us the added pressure we need to try and outdo ourselves each summer. This year, we feel we lived up to our high standard!
Friday night once again was electric. The Elk’s Lodge is a great teammate and the food was incredible. The late Vaughn Wright gave the Invocation through a video he made for us as a gift last year. What an inspiration and such a timeless prayer.
Shawn Green’s testimony hit home as the Bernie native gave us a recap of his battle with this horrible disease. NO doubt this hero is surrounded by some great people who have helped make him the man he is today, capable of kicking cancer in the pants. Brian Holman followed and amazed the audience with a lifetime of adversity, success, loss, and playing the game of life like your hair was on fire! The Auction was awesome this year, raising $11,110!!!! Gary Rhine, thank you very much for this idea. Also thanks to Mark Robertson for filling in as Gary beats cancer. The BUZZ took over from there and everyone seemed to have a fun night hanging, dancing, and singing along!
Saturday’s golf was smooth, with 344 golfers filling the course with fun and excitement. FUNdraisers on the course included a Lemon-aid Stand, Birdies for Breast Cancer, Beta Sigma’s Watering Hole, Montgomery Bank’s 17th Las Vegas Hole, and our picture hole which featured a signed Keith Urban guitar up for raffle. Our 7th golf cart was also raffled off during the day. All in all, what a long, hot, 100 degree day full of fellowship and fun. Ben, I know, was smiling down big time seeing this.
We just wish to thank everyone who plays a part in putting this on. Our team of volunteers, sponsors, and participants is deep into the hundreds and we appreciate all of you.
First glance at a total looks to be somewhere around $114,000.00 with more coming in! We do have to pay a few bills, and then the love offerings will be heading for their homes!
Thanks again…until next year!