Despite high winds, tournament raised money to help 100 families access clean water
Wishing Well International Foundation’s (WWIF) first annual golf tournament started as planned at 1 p.m. on March 6 in spite of high winds with gusts up to 70 mph. It was windy at tee time and no one expected it to get much worse; however, by 4 p.m., the wind was so strong, participants were all getting pushed around and sand blasted. By 4:30 p.m. conditions were so bad that a few teams requested to take the scores after nine holes and call it a day.
First place awards went to John Heurkins, Brian Good, Pat Dalee and Dennis Roberts. Rob Anderson grabbed “Longest Putt” and “Longest Drive” honors. “Closest to the Pin” was awarded to Sid Fly.
Funds were raised from registration fees and sponsorships. A total of 30 players signed up for the tournament from various companies throughout the U.S. In addition, WWIF had sponsors for every hole (19 in total), as well as sponsors for the tournament, beverages, food, balls and each award category.
The event raised enough money to impact more than 100 families currently lacking clean, safe drinking water. That is 400 to 500 people impacted by the generosity of Water Quality Assn. members.
WWIF thanks all the players, sponsors and volunteers who donated their time to make sure the event was a success. "I am very proud of everyone who participated in the tournament and I look forward to seeing you at the next event in Indianapolis in April 2013. The event will be bigger, better and by then, our efforts will be as an industry,” said WWIF founder Guillermo Guzman.