The Boys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington hosted its inaugural Club Heroes Golf Marathon at the Bloomington Country Club. Each Club Hero was challenged to raise $1,500 or more by soliciting donations for an overall team goal of $27,000. Donations were either flat amounts, or per hole pledges, incentivizing Heroes to play as many holes as possible. Players exceeded the $27,000 goal by raising $28,013.
Club Heroes were Don & Joe Weiler, Adam Long, Bob Harter, Brad Holtz, David Killion, Jay Rensink, Jeff Baldwin, Jeremy Tempel, Josh Hogan, Kimber McElhinney, Kyle Robinson, Mike Glasscott, Mike Sutherland, Renee, Sam & Tanner Shapiro and Tony Kale. Each of these golfers endured a late start due to severe weather and played a grueling day of golf (soggy greens prevented cart usage) in the humid and often-times sun-baked conditions.
Special acknowledgements go to Don & Joe Weiler for raising the most money as a father-son pair ($3,825), Mike Glasscott for raising the most money as an individual ($2,450) and Mike Sutherland for playing the most holes of golf (144 holes).
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington would like to thank each Hero for their extraordinary efforts before, during and after the event.
The clubs would also like to thank John Grigsby and his staff at Bloomington Country Club as well as other businesses that donated to this event: Spaah, Yogi’s Grill, Bloomington Car Wash, Le Petit Cafe, TGI Fridays, Opie Taylors, Mira Salon, Butch’s, Target, Mary Kay representative Stacy Felton, People’s State Bank, Olive Garden, Osmon Chiropractic, Orscheln Farm and Home, Village Deli, Scholar’s Inn Bakehouse, Starbucks, Jimmy Johns, Mallor Grodner, Bunger and Robertson, Ellettsville True Value Hardware and the IU Golf Course.
Thanks to the efforts of these Heroes, local businesses and donors, children within the community will continue to have an opportunity to realize their dreams and full potential through Club programming.
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