An amazing day for golf Tuesday! A full field of players participated in the annual WAEF fundraising golf tournament at Apple Tree Golf Course in Yakima this week presented by Corteva Agriscience and Wilbur Ellis. Through their sponsorships, raffle, auction and on-site competitions, players and sponsors raised nearly $100,000 to support the tree fruit industry's charitable priorities.
While we think all who participates are winners, we do have some top place individuals and teams to recognize.
Putting Contest Closest to the Pin sponsored by Washington Fruit & Produce: Dusty Frontis
Course Contests sponsored by Wells Fargo: Drew Washut, Heidi Morris, Sam La Frambois, Ray Cuevas and Donna Drury
Low Net Teams
First Place - Allan Brothers: Tony Garcia, Stace Reich, Rob Mize and Drew Washut
Second Place - HR Spinner: Sean Kinney, Kailan Dunn, Brett Valicoff and Greg Koch
Third Place - Willow Drive Nursery: Brett Adams, Richard Adams, Gary Lawson and Mike Vanslyke
Low Gross Teams
First Place - Wilbur Ellis: Shane Stonemetz, Eric Holden, Connor Belton and Shawn Phelps
Second Place - BASF: Dean Kutschkau, Rolando Martin, Rafael Cuevas and Chad Amos
Third Place - Borton & Sons: Devin Rinaldi, Byron Borton, David Silvernail and James St. Clair
Closest to the Pin "Tractor Ball Drop" sponsored by Burrows Tractor: Kailan Dunn
Grand prize raffle sponsored by Decco: Barry Bendall
Tee Guessing Game: Kyle Scroggins
A big thank you to our tournament sponsors! The purpose of the tournament is to raise funds to support access to education. It is not possible without our valued sponsors!
Presenting Sponsors: Corteva Agriscience & Wilbur Ellis Company
Banquet Sponsor: Fine Americas
Beverage Sponsor: Allan Brothers
Caddy Pak Sponsor: BASF
Cart Sponsor: AgroFresh
Course Contest Sponsor: Wells Fargo
Driving Range Sponsor: Oneonta Starr Ranch Growers
Happy Hour Sponsor: Pace International
Hole In One Sponsor: PayneWest Insurance
Lunch Sponsor: Michelsen Packaging
Putting Contest Sponsor: Washington Fruit & Produce
Raffle Sponsor: Decco
Registration Bag Sponsor: Willow Drive Nursery
Tractor Ball Drop Sponsor: Burrows Tractor
Team Sponsors: Assured Partners MCM, Aweta Americas, Borton & Sons, Chamberlin Agriculture, Columbia Bank, Columbia Valley Fruit, CPC International Apple Company, Gilbert Orchards Inc., HR Spinner Corporation, International Paper, Keyes Fibre, Northwest Farm Credit Insurance Services, Northwest Farm Credit Services, Rabo AgriFinance, Rain & Hail, Sage Fruit, Semios, USI, Washington State Tree Fruit Association, Yakima Pomological Club
Hole Sponsors: Assured Partners MCM, Aweta Americas, Banner Bank, Borton & Sons, Chamberlin Agriculture, Chelan Fresh, CHUBB Agribusiness, CoBank, Columbia Bank, Columbia Valley Fruit, Cowiche Growers, CPC International Apple Company, FieldClock, Gilbert Orchards Inc., Gold Crown Nursery, GS Long, HR Spinner Corporation, InSeason Ag Innovations, International Paper, Key Bank, Keyes Fibre, Lexar Homes, Macro Plastics, Nichino America, Northwest Farm Credit Insurance Services, Northwest Farm Credit Services, Pape Material Handling, ProAg, Rabo AgriFinance, Rain & Hail, Sage Fruit, Semios, Sinclair Systems International, T&G Global, United Pacific Forest Products, USI, Washington State Tree Fruit Association, Yakima Pomological Club
We are also so appreciative of the volunteers that make sure the day runs smoothly and that all players get LOTS of opportunities to participate in fundraising activities!
Volunteers: Brenda Valencia, Cory Groves, Dusty St. John, Jayme Smith, Jennifer England,
John Haas, Kailan Dunn, Madai Martinez, Mike Doerr, Nate Fulton, Scott Gilbert, and Susan Heinicke
Student Volunteers: Amairani Martinez, Cesar Cuevas, Ivan Mendoza, Natali Amador
Thank you also to the tournament auctioneer Kailan Dunn and our auction donors Roger & Betty Strand, Strand Apples, USI and Assured Partners MCM.
We look forward to a repeat of the great day on May 23rd in Wenatchee!