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Friends of Tri-Valley Foundation holds Golf Tournament in Chanute

The Friends of Tri-Valley Foundation held a golf tournament on Saturday, August 20th at the Stone Creek Golf Course in Chanute. The weather and course made for a perfect day of golfing. Play began at 9 am with fifteen teams.




The tournament was a four-person scramble with two flights. The winners for A Flight were: 1st Place - the team from CPI Technologies consisting of Erik Crane, Josh Glover, Rob Kassing, and Derek Powell;



and 2nd Place - the team from Advanced Systems consisting of Darren Lueberring, Evan Lueberring, Noah Lueberring, and Connor Newman.




The winners for B Flight were: 1st Place – the team from B & W #2 consisting of Jay Manly, Spencer Styles, Brett Shields, and Jeremy Wheeler;


and 2nd Place - the team from K-W Contractors consisting of Dillon Wolverton, Noah Kepley, Nathan Manbeck, and Monty Manbeck.



Along with the two flights, prizes were handed out for the Longest Drive (which went to AJ Evans) and Closet to the Pin (which went to Thad Wells). Players were given the opportunity to try their chances with the “Trouble” Hole In One game. The popular Paul Bunyon hole game was also played.


Golfers’ names were entered into a drawing for door prizes donated by local businesses. The door prizes were given by Hugo’s Industrial Supply, Jackie Kinser Massage Therapy – Chanute, Opie’s Family Restaurant – Chanute, Stone Creek Golf Course, Dalton’s Back 9, and Steve Faulkner Ford.



Lunch was pulled pork sandwiches and potato salad catered by Dalton’s Back 9 Grill. A special thank you to Dalton’s for delivering the lunches to the players on the course. Everyone enjoyed the delivery service and meal. Pictured above is Dee Cullison and Sheryl Gauss driving the beer cart.




The event’s corporate sponsors were Heartland HomeCare; Pete’s of Erie; Jarred, Gilmore & Phillips; and Community National Bank.



Our hole sponsors were Cardinal Drug - Chanute; Chanute Chiropractic; The Chanute Tribune; Cleaver Farm and Home - Chanute; Rep. Ken Collins; Derek Swader, OD, PA - Chanute; Galt Pest Control - Chanute; Jay Hatfield Chevrolet - Chanute; Kluin Law Office - Chanute; McReynolds Dental – Humboldt; Shields Motor Co – Chanute; Sonic Drive-In of Chanute and Iola; State Farm – Jennifer Dietsch; and Young’s Welding. Cardinal Drug, Shields Motors, State Farm – Jennifer Dietsch, and Heartland Homecare were sponsors for the goodie bags.








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. Since 2001, the Foundation has built six houses and acquired six houses and a duplex. The 13 houses are home to 62 of our neighbors with intellectual/developmental disabilities.


“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.









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