Tournament low score went to the 80/50 team of Guy Bien, Ian Birrell (putting), Craig Copeland and Christian Newman. (Photo: Laura Goforth, courtesy DaveMcCoyPhoto.com)
It was a big hole in one for the Mammoth Lakes Foundation, as a massive field of 144 players raised $35,000 in support of higher education and cultural enrichment during last weekend’s sold-out 11th Annual Foundation Golf Classic Sept. 12.
Mammoth Lakes Foundation Scholarship students and South Gateway Student Apartment students were among volunteers at Sierra Star Golf Course supporting the Mammoth Lakes Foundation scholarship fundraiser. Highlights of the scramble tournament included an iPad raffle, Super Ticket raffle, a $5,000 putting contest, silent auction, an award party, as well as a Closest to the Pin prize on all par 3 holes.
“Dave Schacht and his guys at Sierra Star were amazing to work with,” said Mammoth Lakes Foundation Development Manager Maya Weinhart. “I’d also like to thank our sponsors, players, volunteers and staff. The tournament went extremely well and we’re already looking forward to next year.”
Tournament low score went to the 80/50 team of Guy Bien, Ian Birrell, Craig Copeland and Christian Newman. The iPad raffle winner was Greg Eckert. Richard Banach nabbed the Super Ticket raffle prize of seven nights in Belize. And Closest to the Pin has some fierce competition from Suzie Davidson (who hit it twice!), Dave Eberts and Bob Hulburt.
Title Sponsor: Mr. Bob Hart; Awards Party Sponsor: Jack and Abby Smith; Beverage Sponsor: The Westin Monache Resort; Breakfast Sponsor: Eastern Sierra Community Bank; Hole-in-one Sponsor: Epic Jet Center and Cox Construction Co.; In-kind and Tee Sponsors: A & A Garage, Albright Vending, Alpine Floral Design, Auld Dubliner, Belladonna, Bishop Country Club, Black Gold Asphalt, Bluebird Imaging, Byron P. Sansom, DDS, Chuck Villar Construction, Cobra Golf Company, Dave Schacht, David Baumwohl Law Offices, Diversified Mortgage, Dot and Dennis Hartman, Double Eagle Resort and Spa, Eric Olson Farmers Insurance, Evan and Kathy Russell, Footloose Sports, Freeman Roofing, Giovanni’s Restaurant and Lounge, George Wever, Golf – Boulder City, Gomez’s, Kittredge Sports, KMMT/KRHV Radio, Sierra Wave Radio/TV/Online, Lakanuki, Law Offices of Michael J. Bornfeld, Mountain Carpet, Old New York Deli & Bakery, Oram & Kaylor, Paiute Golf Resort, Petra’s, Pita Pit, Rafter’s Restaurant and Lounge, Robert Beach & Associates Insurance, Roberto’s Cafe & Cantina, Schaubmayer’s Alpenhof Lodge, Side Door, Shogun/Yamatani, Sierra Conservation Project, Sierra Employment Services, Sierra Jewelers, Sierra Paint and Drywall, Ski Surgeon, Snowcreek Golf Course, Smokeyard BBQ and Chop Shop, Sunrise Rotary, Taz Electric, Thai’d UP!, Titleist Golf Company and Whiskey Creek.
Started in 2000, the Mammoth Lakes Foundation Golf Classic has been an integral way for the Foundation and its supporters to raise money for local student scholarships, the operation of South Gateway Student Apartments, support of the Mammoth Ski Museum and Mammoth Lakes Repertory Theatre, and planning for a proposed Mammoth Arts and Cultural Center. –Press Release