June 29th, 2015
You’ve been hearing about it for months, and hopefully you decided to attend – because we just wrapped up one of the best Dollar Energy Fund Golf Classics in our history. On Friday, June 26, we hosted more than 32 foursomes and 145 total guests at the seventh annual event located at Quicksilver Golf Club. That’s a new record.
The day started differently than usual, as we began with coffee, breakfast and a very well-received Bloody Mary bar. Our 131 golfers set off for a shotgun start promptly at 8 a.m., and had a blast on the course. With friendly competitions along the way, such as hole-in-one challenges, longest drive contests and more, golfers remained engaged and entertained for all 18 holes.
Afterward, guests returned to the club house to watch a short video about Dollar Energy Fund’s upcoming Cool Down for Warmth. They checked out dozens of silent auction items while they headed outside again for barbecue chicken and ribs. While they ate, Dollar Energy Fund board member Ron Giulianelli, and CEO Chad Quinn presented awards.
This year, Columbia Gas beat out reigning champion Peoples Natural Gas by only one point for the Utility Cup Competition. Columbia’s team included Mike Larkin, Philip Spencer, Jerry Litzenberg and Dave Bokash. Peoples’ team featured Bud Harold, Eric Petrichevich, Bill Roberts and Bill Roland. As a prize, Columbia’s hardship fund will receive a $1,000 contribution from Dollar Energy Fund’s general fundraising. In addition, the winners will have their name engraved on the cup and will be able to keep the trophy until next year’s outing.
Columbia Gas also won first place team, overall, with a score of 59. People’s came in a close second, with a score of 59 before the tie-breaker. A foursome from Range Resources, which included Mike Mackin, Jacob Cole, Caleb Fritz and Issac Haky, came in third with a score of 63.
Philip Spencer had the longest drive for the men on hole 3, and Amy Heinl had the longest for the women on hole 15. Mike McNulty received an award for being closest to the pin on hole 11. Martin Jordanhazy had the closest second shot on hole 9, while Ryan Jordanhazy had the longest putt on hole 18.
We want to thank everyone who helped with the 2015 Dollar Energy Fund Golf Classic. From those who golfed, to those who sponsored the event, to those who donated a silent auction item – we couldn’t have done it without you. As always, 100 percent of the proceeds from this event will be matched by our partnering utility companies and will go directly to help families in need.
Stay tuned for future Dollar Energy Fund events, such as a potential Sporting Clay Challenge in the fall and the second annual Cool Down for Warmth. We encourage you to have fun while raising money for families and individuals who struggle to afford their utilities.
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