Wenatchee, WA… Washington Apple Education Foundation (WAEF) golfers turned out in force for the June 4th golf tournament at the Wenatchee Golf & Country Club supporting the good works of the tree fruit industry’s charity. The tournament was sponsored by Wilbur Ellis and DuPont. The event raised approximately $50,000 for scholarship and educational programs benefiting tree fruit industry families and students.
Four teams took the top honors. The Sinclair Systems team of Tyler Fischer, Karl Snyder, Cameron Mitchell and David Ramynke and the Bank of the West team of Brian Birdsall, Casey Garten, Dave Maslyk and David Millheisler achieved low net bragging rights. The DECCO team of Randy King, Garrett Babst, Nick Fleisher and Mark Babst and the Dow AgroSciences team represented by Lee Gale, Aaron Gale, Neil Johnson and Gregg McPherson earned low gross awards.
Course contests were sponsored by Bayer CropScience. Winners included: Brian Hendricks- Closest to the Pin; Dave Maslyk- Accurate Drive; Jessica Woodward- Women’s Long Drive; Bryon McDougall- Men’s Long Drive; and Scott Harker- Longest Putt. Reiny Juengling had the winning Poker Run hand in the Poker Run sponsored by Gebbers Farms. Kailan Dunn was this year’s grand raffle prize winner of a Taylor Made Rocketballz driver and fairway metal sponsored by SmartFresh. The Putting Contest was presented by Keyes Fibre Corporation on the putting green prior to the tournament. Jim Gilbert was the putting contest champion with a hole-in-one.
Tournament sponsors included: Wilbur Ellis Company and DuPont- presenting sponsors; Fine Americas- banquet sponsor; ProAg- cart sponsor; BASF- lunch sponsor; Bayer CropScience- course contest sponsor; RCIS- beverage sponsor; RaboBank Agrifinance- driving range sponsor; Gebbers Farms-Poker Run sponsor; SmartFresh- raffle sponsor; C&S Orchards- hole in one sponsor. Both hole and team sponsors were Valley Tractor, Bank of the West, Sinclair Systems, International Paper, Michelsen Packaging Company, NW Farm Credit Insurance Services, Pace International and DECCO-US Post-Harvest, Inc. Hole sponsors were: Banner Bank, Blue Bird, Chelan Fresh Marketing, Chelan Fruit, Compu-Tech, Excel Fruit Brokerage, G.G. Richardson, Gebbers Farms, Homchick, Smith & Associates, Key Bank, Kibble & Prentice, McDougall & Sons, Moss Adams LLP, Nichino America, Northwest Farm Credit Services, Papè Material Handling, Price Cold Storage, The Confluence Group at D.A. Davidson, Wells Fargo Insurance Services and Wenatchee Valley Medical Center. Team sponsors were: CMI, Columbia Fruit, Dow AgroSciences, Sage Fruit Company, Tree Top, Washington State Horticultural Association and the Yakima Pomological Club.
The Washington Apple Education Foundation is the charity of the tree fruit industry. Our mission is to impact the lives through access to educational opportunities. For more information, please call (509) 663-7713 or visit www.waef.org.