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

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, June 14, 2019

Contact:

Samantha Skinner, Executive Director, Twin County United Way

Cell: (208) 305-1379, E-mail: sskinner@tcuw.org

Twin County United Way office: (208) 743-6594

Annual Twin County United Way Golf Invitational Raises More than $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 13th 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 25 teams of golfers who participated in the four-person scramble event which kicked off with a shotgun start at noon on Friday, June 14.  The tournament was open to all levels of play from once-a-year golfers to a 57, which is what the top team scored. The winning foursome included Tony Mastroberardino, Steve Milholland, Nate Titus and Jeff Briney.

Other winning golfers for the day included closest to the pin winners Brian King (8), Darren Ulrich (15), Garry Skinner (4), Billy Silvestri (13); men’s longest drive Zach Holley (11), longest putt winner Greg Stout (18); women’s closest to the pin, Stephanie Hough (4); and longest drive Hannah Liedkie. Chris Loseth was the drawing winner of a Camp Chef campers combo grill donated by Vista Outdoors. Stonebraker McQuary Insurance offered up a hole-in-one prize, but no one walked away with the Alaskan Cruise vacation package.

“This is our biggest fundraiser for our Kindergarten Boot Camps,” said Tim Barker, co-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, Inland Cellular and Washington Trust Bank. Major Sponsors included St. Joseph Regional Medical Center and Granite Concepts. Pepsi was the beverage sponsor and more than 20 other local businesses were hole sponsors.

Next year’s tournament is scheduled for the Friday before Father’s Day, June 19, 2020.  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, donate online at tcuw.org or text KIDS to 40403.

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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 www.tcuw.org.

Connect with Twin County United on social media at www.facebook.com/TwinCountyUW, on Twitter @TwinCountyUW or on Instagram TCUW, #TCUW #LiveUnited.

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