Food Bank Golf Tourney Chips in Another $8,000 |

Food Bank Golf Tourney Chips in Another $8,000

The Sixth Annual Grand Mountain Bank Benefit Golf Tournament for Grand County’s food banks was a driving success raising over $8,000 to benefit the five food banks in Grand County. This year’s contribution brings the cumulative total to more than $53,000 since the advent of the tournament in 2005.

Special thanks go out to our three Charity Level Sponsors ($500) who included the Western Riviera Hotel in Grand Lake, Bob and Gail Gray, and the law firm of Selman, Munson and Lerner, PC. Tournament Sponsors ($250) were Stan and Susie Meyer and DHI Computing. Seventy-two golfers played in the event and an additional 42 businesses and individuals contributed $100 each as hole sponsors for this year’s tournament.

The two winning teams were composed of Stan Meyer, Mike Claney, Rick Jernigan and Ron Nelson and Lorie Wheeler, Russ Farson, Jim Ellis and Jack Cory. The men’s longest drive competition was won by Jim Ellis and Jack Cory won the men’s closest to the pin. The women’s longest drive was won by Judy Smith and Leah Bishop won the women’s closest to the pin.

The beneficiaries of this year’s tournament include the food banks of the Church of the Eternal Hills in Granby, Trinity Church in the Pines in Grand Lake, Fraser Valley Baptist Church in Fraser and our Lady of the Snow in Granby. The Mountain Family Center in Hot Sulphur Springs, which now also serves the needs of the Kremmling community, will also receive funds for their food bank.

“I want to express my deep thanks to all of our sponsors and players for their continued support of this tournament” said Grand Mountain Bank Chairman and Tournament Chair John Selman. “We couldn’t do this without the great support we get from the Grand Lake Golf Club and our Tournament Committee members Lorie Wheeler, Stan Meyer, Tim Thorpe, Eric Anderson, Mark Lund and Frank and Kristie DeLay.”

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