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Successful 6th Annual Golf Outing for survivors of crime

Updated: Aug 18, 2022

We couldn't be happier and more grateful for our generous community members here in Williams County, Ohio than we are after another successful golf outing. The 6th annual golf outing fundraiser benefitting Sarah's Friends and the programs available to assist survivor of crime in Williams County was held Saturday, August 6th at Suburban Golf Course in Bryan on what turned out to be a hot, but beautiful morning.

This year's event brought us a full course of 18 teams: two more than last year which was our prior personal record. Teams were greeted at registration with large coolers donated by Miller Bros full of products donated by The Ability Center, Farmers & Merchants State Bank, ElliAnn's Boutique & Mad Ox Men's Emporium, Spangler Candy Company, and Sarah's Friends. Participant t-shirts were created and provided by JB3 Custom Apparel. A delicious breakfast was also provided by Amerimade Realty and gave our players the start they needed for a great morning scramble.

On course activities included men and women closest to the pin contests, men and women longest drive contests, a closest to the pin with a ball canon contest, and a putting contest. Thank you to WBNO and anonymous donors for providing the prizes for all of our events, and to Jim Funderburg for providing the unique fun of the ball canon.

50/50 raffle and silent auction items were also available for all participants and together brought in over $1,250 for Sarah's Friends' programming. Thank you to our silent auction donors: Wal-Mart, WBNO, & anonymous donors as well as our generous winners for their contributions.

Following the scramble, players were provided a full lunch of pulled pork sandwiches, potato and pasta salads, cookies and bottled waters from Sarah's Friends through the help of volunteer, Kaleb Moore. Award ceremony was kept short and sweet following lunch. An overwhelm of emotions and gratefulness flooded all of Sarah's Friends' staff and board as the winners of both the 50/50 raffle and the winning team generously donated their winnings back to the program.

Twenty-two sponsors supplied over $6,000 in funding which covered our event costs, allowing players registration fees and all day-of donations to be used as donations towards the program.

Overall, the 6th annual golf outing brought in over $7,500 in profit to be used to continue the work at Sarah's Friends. The word "successful" doesn't begin to describe the outcome of this event and the great impact it will have on assisting survivors of crime in Williams County. Thank you to everyone who participated and/or helped share our event. See you all next year on Saturday, August 5, 2023!

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