IUDM hosted another successful Golf Outing on Saturday, June 15. The annual event raises a large amount of money for Riley annually; this year, a record $31,000 was raised, surpassing last year’s total of $28,000.
For the first time in a while, the event completely sold out, with 144 people participating. A silent auction was also held during the day for the first time and was a huge success.
Before teeing off, Gavin Gendron and his father spoke to the golfers. Gavin, now four, is a Riley kid. In his speech, he explained his Riley story and told about surviving cancer at age three. The speech was touching and served as a great reminder to everyone about the event’s purpose.
During the day, golfers ate food provided by Teddy’s Burgers and played holes sponsored by 19 various businesses, such as Interactive Intelligence, the most generous hole sponsor.
Evan Sturges, a Morale Committee member, came in first place at the outing. He and his team won an overnight stay in French Lick with free rounds at the Donald Ross and Pete Dye Golf Course. There was also a playoff to determine second and third place winners.
Ross Lubbers, who is in charge of the event, was very pleased with the day and hopes that the outing will continue its success next year.
By: Emily Nelson