Jim Escovitz Memorial Golf Classic Recap

September 12th, 2023


Dollar Energy Fund hosted its annual Golf Classic on Friday, September 8, 2023, sponsored by First National Bank. We welcomed 31 foursomes at Quicksilver Golf Club for a great day on the course.

This year, we renamed our annual event to honor Dollar Energy Fund’s late Board Member and friend, Jim Escovitz. Jim was the longest-serving Board Member in the organization’s history, dedicating over 17 years to the Board of Directors. This event not only celebrated his legacy but also raised funds to support those in need. Click here to read more about Jim’s contributions to Dollar Energy Fund.

The day started off with our renowned Bloody Mary Bar and a light breakfast, sponsored by Pennsylvania American Water. Golfers set out on the course at 8 a.m. with a scramble format. With friendly competitions along the way, such as hole-in-one challenges, longest drive contests and more, golfers were entertained throughout all 18 holes. The staff at Quicksilver worked diligently to provide golfers with cold drinks and snacks as they tackled the course. Hot dogs were also served at the turn. The Hospitality Sponsor was CNX Resources.

We introduced an exciting addition to our golf outing this year: a “Hit It to Win It” putting contest, sponsored by Exus Management Partners. Participants had the opportunity to showcase their precision on the green, adding an extra layer of competition and fun that was enjoyed by everyone. Golfers won items such as autographed Penguins memorabilia, wine and gift cards.

After all teams finished the course, guests returned to the clubhouse for lunch, and networked with friends as they viewed over a dozen silent auction items. The silent auction was sponsored by Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania. Shortly after, Dollar Energy Fund’s CEO, Chad Quinn, and Director of Communications, Jody Robertson, presented awards and prizes. The 2023 Golf Classic prizes were sponsored by AEC Group.

First place all-around team was a foursome from First National Bank. Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania held their title once again as Utility Cup Champions. The Utility Cup was established in 2014 as a way to create friendly competition between our utility partners. As a prize, Columbia’s hardship fund will receive an additional $1,000 contribution from Dollar Energy Fund’s general fundraising and bragging rights for the year. In addition, the winners will have their name engraved on the cup and will be able to keep the trophy until they defend the title during next year’s outing.

We want to thank everyone who contributed to the 2023 Dollar Energy Fund Golf Classic. From those who golfed, to those who participated in our silent auction and putting contest – 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.

Dollar Energy Fund would also like to thank all of our Golf Classic sponsors. Their involvement was an integral part of making our event a success, and it goes a long way towards helping the families we serve. Our efforts would not be possible without their support and generosity. We are also grateful to everyone at Quicksilver Golf Club for their excellent service and accommodations.

At Dollar Energy Fund, we always encourage our supporters to have fun while raising money for families and individuals who are on their path to self-sufficiency. Stay tuned for future events by following us on Facebook and Twitter.

Click here to view more photos from our Golf Classic.

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