Guild’s event raised "FORE"-"TEE" Five Thousand Dollars
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It may have been an unseasonably cold July morning, but the weather did not deter a full complement of golfers and tennis enthusiasts from playing in NorthBay Guild’s 29th Annual Golf & Tennis Classic.
The turnout assured another sell-out success for the Guild’s biggest fund-raising event of the year, according to Jane Schilling, director of volunteer services.
This year’s event, held on July 16, had a “Let the Games Begin” theme, and participants knew from the start that proceeds from the tournament would help NorthBay Healthcare’s trauma services.
The links at Green Valley Country Club bustled with 144 golfers and the courts were full with 30 tennis players. Although brisk winds and fog greeted the event’s earliest arrivals, the smiling faces of many NorthBay Guild volunteers positioned at registration tables offered a warm reception. NorthBay employees and Guild members served up Bloody Marys, coffee and pastries from Panera Bread and handed out goodie bags as tournament participants registered.
The tennis competition got under way just after 9 a.m., while the golf tournament had an 11 a.m. shotgun start. As golfers made their way around the course, they were greeted at various holes by groups of NorthBay Guild and employee volunteers who offered food and refreshments. They also offered opportunities on games of chance, such as a Las Vegas-themed tee, at which duffers could bet where their golf balls would land on the green.
Golfers also tried to win either a Ford Mustang, or a chance to win $1 million as part of Hole-in-One prizes. The Ford Mustang was sponsored by Downtown Ford, and the $1 Million Hole sponsor was Rosie Marshall and the Holiday Inn Express and Suites-Vacaville. Both prizes went unclaimed, Jane reports.
Tournament participants wrapped up the daylong event with a banquet and awards presentation. For a list of winners, visit www.NorthBay.org, or watch in the next FYI.
“I am happy to report that all the volunteers have defrosted after a cool, blustery day at Green Valley Country Club,” Jane reports. “On behalf of the volunteers, I want to say how proud we are to host one of the most successful golf tournaments in Solano County. This year’s proceeds, of around $45,000, mark the second year of a five-year commitment to NorthBay Trauma Services. We are proud to support a service that is so important to our community.”