Archive for Wednesday, March 13, 2002

Thanks for ‘Chili’ golf success

March 13, 2002

To the editor:

On Feb. 23, the Baldwin City Branch of Big Brothers/Big Sisters hosted the Second Annual "Chili" Golf Classic. It was a beautiful day and we had over 52 golfers that participated in a day full of fun and all for a good cause!

An event like the "Chili" Golf Classic would not have happened without a dedicated Advisory Board made up of Kirby Hayes, Barbara Pressgrove, Monte Lauridsen, Annie Bowersox, Connie Neuenswander, Kelli Farha, Nancy Richard, Pam Colson, Glenda Rockers and the help of Larry Colson. John Thomas again did a great job in spearheading this event and we appreciate his enthusiasm!

But even the best of event planning does not insure success sponsor funding is crucial. I want to extend a special thank you to the following sponsors of the "Chili" Golf Classic: Hole-In-One Sponsors - Baldwin State Bank, First United Methodist Church of Baldwin. Hole Sponsors Heritage Tractor, Lawrenz Construction, Sprint, Maple Leaf Committee, Dave's Auto Parts, Harris Construction, Laird Noller, Rockers Excavating, The Lodge, Rodrock Chiropractic, Stephens Real Estate, Cecil Miller, A & H Air Conditioning and Heating, John Emerson, D.D.S., Bird Physical Therapy, Executive Title, Inc., Hilco Mortgage Corporation, Mid America Bank and the Coffee Crew.

Other very important donors include: Baldwin Athletic Club, Alice Gurley Avon, Kevin Hughes, M.D., Vintage Park, Waymire Plumbing, Golf USA, C. Designs, Sonic, Santa Fe Market, Baldwin Lumber Company, Baldwin Elementary PTO, Stacy's Dance Studio, Baldwin Junction Veterinary Clinic, Baker University, Baldwin Lion's Club, Morehead, Inc., Arrowhead Hardware, Kansas State Bank, Baldwin City Market, Harry North Construction, Rochester Auto Supply, Baldwin City Recreation, Hey Machinery, Cranberry Market, Gopi Sandal, Baldwin City Hair and Nail Company, Culley's Liquor, Whitney's Creative Hair Design, John Langley Cabinets, Mothers Club, Baker University Women's Golf Team, The Frame Up and numerous other individual contributors.

A thank you also goes to Susan Hoffman for the signs, the Baldwin City Mothers Club for the wonderful chili and the Baldwin Hestia club for the delicious pies that were served!

Thanks to the generous support from area businesses and our warmhearted golfers, $6,000 was raised to support the local Big Brothers/Big Sisters program. This money will stay in the Baldwin area to support local kids who need to be connected with an adult mentor/friend. The local program needs volunteers who would be willing to make a commitment to a child, as well as children who would like to be matched with a mentor. For more information, please contact the office at 594-2594.

Thank you Baldwin City for making this a success!

Chris Griggs

BB/BS Program Director

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