International Engineering & Manufacturing, Inc. (IEM), maker of Woody’s traction products, held their 6th Annual Golf Outing on August 14, 2015. Many returning teams along with a dozen new teams came together in efforts to raise funds for Pink Ribbon Riders (PRR). The six-year running total raised for PRR skyrocketed past $62,000!
The Pink Ribbon Riders is a small 501 C 3 non-profit organization that provides direct financial assistance to both men and women diagnosed with breast cancer in gifts of $500. Funds raised at this event will help Michigan residents. For more information on the PRR, visit their website at www.pinkribbonriders.com.
Goals for this year’s outing were to have 120 participants and raise $12,000 and both those goals were achieved with flying colors. Team registrations reached a record high as 34 teams joined in the 2015 event and funds raised surpassed the set goal! In addition, sponsorships received were a record high and prize/auction donations from industry partners and local businesses were again outstanding and undeniably contributed in the overall money raised.
The day kicked off early as the 136 participants checked in at the Beech Hollow Golf Course in Freeland, Michigan. They enjoyed Timbits donated by Tim Horton’s of Midland and had the opportunity to look through photo albums of the previous five golf outings.
Throughout the hot muggy day, players gave their best shot at winning a $10K Hole-In-One, Maverick Hole-In-One, and several hole prizes. Again this year, golfers had the chance to browse through a large selection of donated items for the silent auction displayed at hole #14. For the six year in a row, participants showed their unselfishness and helped raise $14,393 for this one-day event! After a great day of play, teams gathered under the pavilion area where they were treated to Beech Hollow’s fabulous chicken dinner.
During dinner, Jody McKay from Pink Ribbon Riders presented the group with some updated information on PRR and introduced a recent $500 gift card patient recipient, Nancy Jones from Midland. Nancy shared her breast cancer journey with the group and enjoyed the dinner with her family as the awards ceremony and final activities continued.
Team Morning 3 Wood took 1st place and was awarded $480 and the 2nd place position was held by Team Wixom getting $260; which both teams donated all their winnings back to the cause. For added fun, the last place winners received large packages of toilet paper. Winning skins team, W.V. Performance Racing, donated their $620 back (another record setting item), along with one of the 50/50 drawings given back to PRR. Along with the cash winnings donated back to PRR, drawing winners who won a $25 Visa gift card gave the cards to Nancy. Pictures from the event are posted on Woody’s Facebook page, Woody’s 6h Annual Charity Golf Outing.
Next year’s 7th Annual event is scheduled for August 12, 2016. Early Bird team registration and sponsorship opportunities will be available in early spring 2016.