International Engineering & Manufacturing, Inc. (IEM), maker of Woody’s traction products, held their 5th Annual Golf Outing on August 15, 2014. Many returning teams along with a couple new teams came together in efforts to raise funds for Pink Ribbon Riders (PRR). The five-year running total raised for PRR has surpassed $48,000!
Early Bird team registrations reached a record high as each team member received a complimentary 4-piece golf gift set if registered by June 1st. Out of 30 four-person teams available, 27 teams joined in the 2014 event. Sponsorships and prize/auction donations from industry partners and local businesses were again outstanding and undeniably contributed in the overall money raised.
The week leading up to the outing brought in plenty of rain but dried up just in time for the 18 hole scramble. The 108 participants checked in early morning at the Beech Hollow Golf Course in Freeland, Michigan while enjoying donuts donated by Tim Horton’s of Midland. In addition, each team had the opportunity to get an up-close look at the 2014 Can-Am Maverick 1000 side-by-side from Grace Performance that was up for grabs at the #13 Hole-In-One.
Throughout the day, players gave their best shot at winning a $10,000 Hole-In-One, Maverick Hole-In-One, and many hole prizes. Again this year, golfers had the opportunity to browse through a large selection of donated items for the silent auction displayed at hole #14. For the fifth year in a row, participants showed their unselfishness and helped raise $10,526 for this one-day event! After a great day of play, teams joined under the pavilion area where they were treated to a delicious chicken dinner prepared by Beech Hollow.
During dinner, Kali Wissner shared a story and accepted a $500 Pink Ribbon Riders financial gift card on her mother’s behalf. Kali’s mother, Mary Wissner, was unable to make the event due to a treatment appointment to help in her battle with breast cancer. In addition to speaking, Kali was able to volunteer, along with nine others, for the entire day helping with event activities.
Team TechMet Carbides, Inc. took 1st place and was awarded $480, which they donated back to the cause. The 2nd place position was held by LMB Speedshop getting $260. Both winning skins teams donated their money back, along with most of the 50/50 winnings giving back to PRR. Michigan Snowmobile Association was voted by fellow golfers as the Best Dressed Team with “crazy golf attire” as the theme. Pictures from the event are posted on Woody’s Facebook page, Woody’s 5th Annual Charity Golf Outing.
Jim Dickie from Michigan Snowmobile Association said, “This is a great event to raise money for breast cancer patients and also increases breast cancer awareness. Our MSA team appears to be much better snowmobilers then golfers as the winning team came in at 15 under par where we were only 4 under par. However we did win the ‘Best Dressed’ award. MSA thanks Woody's and Pink Ribbon Riders for an important, very successful, and fun event.”
This event would not be possible without the help of these giving people and companies….THANK YOU!
Dinner — TechBet Carbides, Inc.
Lunch — Weinlander Fitzhaugh
Registration — WV Racing
Best Dressed Team Sponsor — Fullerton Tool
Thank you to all our cash, service, food and prize donors!
Al Cabala, Applebee’s, Arctic Cat, Aspire Salon, ATS, Auto Zone, Beech Hollow Golf Course, Bennigan’s Midland, Big Apple Bagels, Boulevard Lounge, Central Steel & Wire, Chartier Motorsports, Chemical Bank, China Palace, Dan Dan the Mattress Man, Decker’s, F.P. Horak, Famous Dave’s, Firehouse, Fullerton Tool, Gmax Helmets/Marshall Distributing, Gordon Food Service, Gourmet Cupcake, Grace Performance, Grand Traverse Container, Home Depot, Janelle Brown, L.A. Nails, LaLonde’s, Lowe’s, Meijer, Olive Garden, Pink Ribbon Riders, Polaris, Ray’s Bike Shop, Ruby Tuesdays, Salon45, Sandy’s Market, Shannon’s Spa Salon, Soaring Eagle, Sportech/ERX/Carlson Motorsports/ Spy Optical, Stryker’s Lakeside Marina, Tim Horton’s Midland, Tupes, Woody’s.
And to our volunteers whom without them this day would not go smoothly….Thank You!
Liz Seelhoff, Carter Musselman, Tina Wenzel, Ruth Musselman, Debbie Wark, Jess King, JoAnna Duby, Charles McGathy, Kali Wissner, and Lori Trent.