United Way golf tournament raises record-setting figure

United Way of Enid and Northwest Oklahoma

ENID, Okla. — More than $32,000 was raised at the 32nd annual United Way of Enid and Northwest Oklahoma golf tournament and Ronna Richards Memorial, according to a United Way news release, making it the "most successful" in the organization's history.

More than 187 golfers came out to Meadowlake Golf Course on June 28 to play and raise money for United Way and its partner agencies, the release said.

"This tournament is the most successful tournament on record by money raised," said Darren Janes, chair of United Way of Enid and NWOK Golf Committee, crediting this year's sponsors, which "made all the difference and really added to the final numbers."

NextEra Energy Resources was title sponsor for the 2019 tournament.

Dan Schiedel, United Way director, expressed thanks to community members and partners for showing up to play, and for helping organize the record-setting day on the greens.

“We have an incredibly blessed community with many individuals and businesses who have generous hearts who care and support our most vulnerable through our agency’s work,” Schiedel said. “I think many don’t realize how great of an impact their participation makes; they are helping to effect our community’s health, education, and income initiatives that make a positive difference in thousands of lives.

“Every person who contributes can take pride in knowing their United Way dollars are continually at work helping others in need with a hand up,” Schiedel said.

United Way also tallied up the best scores from the morning and afternoon.

Final winners of the morning flights: A flight first place went to the Elliott Electric team of Chris Woodall, Johnathan Torres, Jared Taft and Aaron Wick. B flight first place went to the Harmon Electric team of Jennifer Bauman, Tyler Harmon, Randy Bradley and Jamie Hendricks. C flight first place went to the TPI team of Darren Janes, Kirk Johnson and Larry Dye.

Final winners of the afternoon flights were: A flight first place went to the OG&E Sooner plant team of Tommy Schiltz, Jake Hutchinson, Bryan Hutchinson and Rick Ivie. B flight first place went to the Coldwell Banker Realty III team of Justin Helterbrand, Bryan Landwehr, Michael Crunshaw and Scott Douma. C flight first place went to the Basic Energy Services team of Johnny McConnell, Dave Jones, Mike Pickett and Galen Colquitt.

For information about United Way of Enid and Northwest Oklahoma and how to get involved, contact Schiedel at (580) 237-0821, or email him at dan@unitedwayenid.org

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Willetts is education reporter for the Enid News & Eagle. He can be reached at mwilletts@enidnews.com.

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