News from Assistance League of Indianapolis
Assistance League® of Indianapolis was honored to be the designated charity to receive the funds raised from the Annual Hunt Construction Group, an AECOM Company, Charity Golf Outing held on September 10, 2015 at Eagle Creek Golf Club. Nearly 200 golfers enjoyed playing on the beautiful course under sunny skies, but golf was not the only opportunity for participants to have fun. The event committee made sure there were plenty of amusements and games to entertain everyone throughout the day. Pam McNealy, Amber Pritle, Paul Wojciechowski, Lena Kolesnikova, and Breta Koester of Hunt gave help and support throughout the many weeks of planning that made the event such a success.
Bill Morthland, Executive Vice President, Division Manager from Hunt, presented Assistance League with a check for $26,036. The total amount raised from the golf event was approximately, $29,000. Patty Johnson, President, accepted the check and thanked Hunt for their generous support and recognized all the golfers for coming out to participate.
Plenty of friendly competition contributed to the high spirits of the golfers as they took part in the varied activities throughout the day. The Marshmallow Mash tested swing skills as participants hit a jumbo marshmallow to see who could drive it the furthest. Drop in the Bucket required golfers to chip a golf ball into buckets that were eight, ten and twelve feet in distance. Golfers that managed to drop balls in buckets won raffle tickets. Shouts of glee were heard from Tipsy Toss contestants as they attempted to lob five rings over their favorite bottles of liquor.
Golfers started the day with bagels donated from College Park Einstein Bagels, muffins made by Assistance League members, and coffee donated from Hubbard and Cravens. Thanks to Granite City, who for the second year, offered golfers a refreshing libation on the Sycamore course. On the Pines course, Hoosier Momma continued their several year tradition of generously donating products so the golfers could partake in a Bloody Mary. Elliott Elger from Woodland Country Club and Scott Rockwell from Eagle Creek Golf Club, were available to hit drives for the golfing groups. The Blend Cigar van joined in the festivities with cigars for golfers. Earth & Turf LLC generously supplied a live five foot Prince Albert fir which was made into a gift card tree containing 18 local businesses’ gift cards with a combined value of $635. Raffle tickets for the gift card tree as well as the over 100 Birdie Raffle and five Eagle Raffle prizes were available from the start of the day.
Golfers who partook in the raffles were enticed by fabulous prizes. The total value of the Birdie Raffle prizes was more $13,000 and included: a “Chef’s Tasting for Two” at The Oceanaire Seafood Room valued at $250; a one night stay at the JW Marriott valued at $300; a foursome at Hillcrest Country Club valued at $400; two tickets to the Colts vs. Jaguars game valued at $560; and a variety of restaurant dining cards. The total value of the Eagle Raffle prizes was $3,310.00 and included: an Andrew Luck autographed football valued at $550.00; a one night stay, valet parking and breakfast for two gift card to Capital Grill valued at $694; a one night stay for two at French Lick Springs Hotel, one round of golf for two at Donald Ross Course, and breakfast for two at the Colonnade Restaurant, and a $50 Speedway Gas card valued at $600; two suite tickets to the Sunday, November 8th Indianapolis Colts game against Denver values at $750; and four tickets in the Penthouse Paddock for the 2016 Indianapolis 500 with a $100 Marsh gift card valued at $536.
At the awards ceremony and after party the fun continued. The Pacers Fan Van was present and golfers were able to play games to win fantastic Pacers prizes. Bill Mullen was recognized for sinking the first Hole-in-One since the event began. Golf team standings were announced. First place on the Sycamore Course were, with a score of 58, the Ermco Electrical Contractors team comprised of David Peterson, Bryan Moll, and Andrew Gerdom. The Patterson Dental team of Patrick Crowley, Jon Chapple, Rob Meeks, and Mike Kemper were the first place winners on the Pines Course. Second place winners with a score of 55 on the Sycamore Course was the Bright Sheet Metal team of Jim Meyers, Nathan Long, and Bob Heinzelman. On the Pines Course, the second place team earned a score of 60 and consisted of Gordon Diehl, Ed Pascoe, John Hodges, and Donn Detzler.
Assistance League was proud to have two teams participating this year, both teams coming home with the honor of last place on each course. The teams consisted of Rose Conrad, Laura Sanfrey, Marsha Orlando, Anne Burley, Linda Buckner, Norma Hodges, Nancy Bennett, and Sarah Copeland.
The funds raised from this wonderful event will benefit Assistance League’s largest program, Operation School Bell ®, .as well as its other philanthropic programs: ALI Bears, ALI Friends, and Assault Survivor Kits®. The day would not be possible without the support of Eagle Creek Golf Club General Manager Matt Parrott and his staff who worked diligently with the Assistance League’s committee of: Kathy Kerr Wylam, Chairman and Cindee Potterack, Assistant Chairman; Susan Kwiatkowski, Vice President Resource Development; Barbara Zurek and Sandy Speer, Breakfast Specialists; Judy Powell, Member Golf Team; Laura Ellis, Vicki Drake, and Susie Main, Golf Games; Jane Vawter and Lynne Hurlbut, Volunteers; Pat Deyhle, Special Tables; Carol Gambrel, Karen Snider, Lesley Pascoe, and Barb Diehl, Raffle Items; Jane Edington, Public Relations; and Andrea Arbore, PayPal.
Over fifty volunteers from Assistance League and Hunt Construction came out to work the entire day. Likewise, an event such as this would not be possible without all the sponsors and in-kind donors who generously contributed.
Assistance League of Indianapolis is extremely grateful for Hunt Construction Group’s generosity in designating the proceeds from this event to benefit the philanthropic programs of the organization..