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Annual Twin County United Way Golf Invitational Raises $10,000


REVISED:  June 20, 2018 (Previous version incorrectly stated the total amount raised.)

Friday, June 15, 2018



Annual Twin County United Way Golf Invitational Raises $10,000

Proceeds benefit local kindergarten readiness efforts

LEWISTON – Golfers enjoyed a beautiful Lewis-Clark Valley day on the course while supporting a great cause at the 12th Annual Twin County United Way Golf Invitational.  Proceeds raised today benefit the United Way’s kindergarten readiness efforts.

Bryden Canyon Golf Course was host to 26 teams of golfers who participated in the four-person scramble event which kicked off with a shotgun start at noon on Friday, June 15.  The tournament was open to all levels of play from once-a-year golfers to a 58, which is what the top two teams scored to tie for first.  After a chip-off between Brian King and Brandon Koehler, the winning foursome included Koehler, Nick Hall, Zach Holley and Billy Silvestri.

Other winning golfers for the day included closest to the pin winners Pam Cuddy (Hole 4), Randy Sandvick (15), Nick Hall (8), Kye Hays (4), Brian King (13); men’s longest drive winner Billy Silvestri; women’s longest drive winner Courtney Schwagler; and longest putt, Brenda McIntosh.  Colby Witters was the drawing winner of a Camp Chef cooler donated by Vista Outdoors. Stonebraker McQuary Insurance offered up a hole-in-one prize, but no one walked away with the five days, 4 nights Las Vegas vacation package.

“This is our biggest fundraiser for our Kindergarten Boot Camps,” said Tim Barker, chair for this year’s event. Twin County United Way’s Kindergarten Boot Camp is a summertime program which helps prepare children for kindergarten in the fall. Research shows that children who start school behind tend to stay behind. The Kindergarten Boot Camp provides four- and five-year-old children with an inside look of what school will be like and teaches essential skills needed to be ready to enter kindergarten in the fall.

“We appreciate the support from the community” continued Barker, “from all the volunteers who started at 8 a.m. to the amazing after-tournament dinner hosted by Red Lion Hotel, it’s a team effort that makes the tournament a successful fundraiser and makes golfers want to come back each year.”  Course sponsor was P1FCU and station sponsors included Advanced Benefits, St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Inland Cellular and Washington Trust Bank.  Pepsi was the beverage sponsor and more than 21 other local businesses were hole sponsors.

Next year’s tournament is scheduled for the Friday before Father’s Day, June 14, 2019.  To sponsor or play in next year’s tournament, contact the Twin County United Way office at (208) 743-6594.  To support the United Way’s kindergarten readiness efforts, text KIDS to 40403.


About the Twin County United Way

The Twin County United Way works to identify needs, unite people and share resources to improve lives of those in Nez Perce and Asotin counties. The United Way focuses on identifying the most critical community needs in three areas:  education, health and income. Then, it works to secure resources and provide coordinated support for local nonprofit partners working to address these needs. More information can be found at Connect with Twin County United on social media at, on Twitter @TwinCountyUW or on Instagram TCUW, #TCUW #LiveUnited.