Friends of Tri-Valley Foundation Holds Annual Golf Tournament in Erie

The Friends of Tri-Valley Foundation held their annual central golf tournament for 2021 on Saturday, June 12th at the Horizons at Prairie Ridge Golf Course in Erie. Even though a windstorm came through the area the night before, Saturday, June 12th was a perfect day for golfing. Play began at 9 am with fifteen teams.


The tournament was a four-person scramble with three flights. The winners for A Flight were: 1st Place - the team of Beto Melendez, Travis McCall, Frank Coronado, and Chase Butcher;


and 2nd Place - the team of Mike Hofer, Steve Klotzbach, Brad Piley, and Trenton Zartman.


The winners for B Flight were: 1st Place – the team of Ken Taiclet, Shawn Orton, Bruce Faulhaber, and James Works;

and 2nd Place - the team of Shane Wolverton, Dillon Wolverton, Noah Kepley, and Christian Wiltse.

The winners for C Flight were: 1st Place – the team of Todd Granere, Justin Defebaugh, Milton Ivy, and Jeremiah Ivy;


and 2nd Place – the team of Wayne Riebel, David Hauser, Bret Hauser, and Donald Hauser.



Along with the three flights, prizes were handed out for the Longest Drive (which went to Christian Wiltse) and Closet to the Pin (which went to Kane Norris). Players were given the opportunity to try their chance with the “Trouble” Hole In One game. For the second year, we held the “Betcha Can’t Get on the Green” hole game.


Door prizes, some given by local businesses such as Jay Hatfield, Dalton's Back 9, Opie's, and Mo Gedi's, were handed out after the tournament wrapped up. Lunch was pulled pork sandwiches and baked beans catered by the Horizons at Prairie Ridge restaurant.


All money raised from the event goes toward the Foundation’s mission of providing quality and affordable homes for our neighbors with intellectual/developmental disabilities in the eight counties of Allen, Bourbon, Chautauqua, Elk, Greenwood, Neosho, Wilson, and Woodson.

“Without the generosity of our communities, this fun event could not have been held. Thank you to all the golfers who participated as well as to our event sponsors: corporate, hole, and in-kind. It is friends like you that allow us to provide services to our neighbors with I/DD and to help them achieve the quality of life they seek. Thank you” stated Special Projects Coordinator, Tricia Campbell.


Thank you to our sponsors:

Corporate Sponsors: Ash Grove Cement, CNB, Heartland Home Care, Hofer & Hofer & Associates, Jarred, Gilmore & Phillips, Kansas Communications, Labette Health, Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center, Pete's of Erie, and Young's Welding.



Hole Sponsors: Chanute Chiropractic; Cardinal Drug; RD Guide Services; Galt Pest Control; Heritage Healthcare; Jay Hatfield Chanute; John & Georgia Masterson; Professional Insurer's of Erie; Shield Motors; and State Farm - Jennifer Dietsch.


Prize Sponsors: Opie's; Dalton's Back 9; Mo Gedi's Restaurant; and Jay Hatfield - Chanute


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