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

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Friday, June 14,
2019

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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