Final month’s Patriot Golf Profit raised greater than $25,000 for first responders within the Pikes Peak Area.
“That would be the internet revenue, at a minimal,” mentioned event chair John Coyle. “That’s our highest quantity but within the 19 years we’ve had this event.”
Coyle added that in 2019 about $14,000 was raised for first responders.
The event was performed at The Membership at Flying Horse in Colorado Springs on Sept. 21. There have been 41 groups consisting of 123 gamers. These numbers have been up from final yr, when 95 golfers participated.
“That is an impressive yr all the best way round,” Coyle mentioned. “I feel the nice climate had rather a lot to do with it.
“We credit score individuals stepping up and displaying their assist of our first responders. A minimum of the native stage, we dwell in an space the place persons are very supportive of the police and army.”
The Gleneagle Sertoma Membership began the Patriot Golf Profit in 2002 as a method to pay tribute to the primary responders within the Pikes Peak area who serve on the entrance strains to maintain communities secure.
The membership’s response was to the 9/11 assaults.
Nearly all of the proceeds from this yr’s event will go to the Colorado Springs Police Protecting Affiliation-Fallen Officer Aid Fund. Different cash raised will go to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Workplace Basis.
“I used to be so excited we have been in a position to have this golf event,” mentioned Gleneagle Sertoma Membership secretary Mary Obenauf, who was one in every of 17 members of the membership who donated their time to run the event. “We thought we have been going to have main points when the COVID scenario got here up. However so many individuals stepped up and donated. We additionally had quite a lot of assist the day of the event with registration, the raffle and gross sales. We have been in a position to give extra private consideration to every golfer who got here by way of.”
Jim Whitlock, who owns the American household Insurance coverage Company on Scarborough Dr., was a title sponsor for the occasion. He donated golf balls that have been bought and helped assist the event financially.
“This yr’s event confirmed us that many individuals are in tune with what we’re doing to honor our first responders,” Whitlock mentioned. “Hopefully, the twentieth occasion subsequent yr can be simply as superb.”
Within the coming weeks, Coyle and different members of the Gleneagle Sertoma Membership golf committee will start planning for the 2021 occasion. Through the years, the event has been performed at such course at Kissing Camels and the Air Power Academy.
“Yearly on the finish of the event we speak about how we will do a greater job at promoting,” Coyle mentioned. “This yr, we didn’t do a lot promoting and have a look at the nice turnout. Once more, I feel individuals have been blissful to point out their assist for the Blue Line.”
The Gleneagle Sertoma Membership helps 18 nonprofits within the Colorado Springs space. Gleneagle Sertoma, of Sertoma Worldwide, is a 501 ©(3) non-profit group.