Tourney raises nearly $8,000 for students, teachers
The second annual Basehor-Linwood Education Foundation golf tournament, which took place Friday, Sept.16 at Falcon Lakes, raised approximately $8,000.
The money will fund scholarships to college-bound high school students and teacher grants.
"To be able to support teachers and students of the Basehor-Linwood School District and have a great day to play golf, what more could you ask for?" said Don Swartz, director of business operations for the school district.
To date, the foundation has awarded 23 scholarships totaling $25,000 and nine grants totaling $2,250.
The foundation hopes to increase these totals in the future, members said.
"The golf tournament is a great way for people in the community to become aware of what the foundation does and what it supports," said Debbie Breuer, foundation member.
"Everyone who attended this year indicated they would come back because it is fun day that supports a great cause."
Twenty-one local businesses donated $400 to the tournament by sponsoring a hole. Also, 15 businesses donated merchandise and prize money.
Winners of the tournament's first flight were: Ty Garver, Doug Wheeler, Jeff Wheeler and Brian Harvey
Winners of the second flight were: Brenda De Groot, Kirsity Guffy, Kathy Kunkler and Michelle Pruitt.
Longest drive in fairway: Josh Wheeler, men; Cheri Heer, women
Putting contest winner: Doug Wheeler
Closest to the pin: Doug Wheeler
Longest putt on the green: Doug Wheeler
Closest drive to the line: Cheri Heer