May 31, 1999
Golfers try for the longest drive at the successful REF fundraiser.
by Ronnie Hendrickson
The Riverview Educational Foundation hosted its first-ever fundraiser golf tournament on May 22.
The event took place at the Blue Boy West Golf Course in Monroe and was followed by a poolside barbecue. Twenty-nine businesses helped sponsor the function, while nature sponsored the long-awaited break in the weather.
Enthusiastic volunteers included students from Cedarcrest's RHYTHM program and Tolt Middle School's Leadership class.
The Cedarcrest golf team of Mark Medley, Pat, Sean, and their dad, Iain Beveridge, showed their skills by winning first prize for best score. The award for longest drive went to West Garr of Tolt Middle School, and Cindy Sage won closest to the pin.
Although Carnation and Cherry Valley Elementary schools were represented by both principals, Tolt Middle School took home the trophy for most participants.
This event helped raise money for the Foundation and will be used toward educational enrichment in the Riverview School District. The REF awards special funding and grants that support innovative learning projects in the classrooms.
Donations can be made through United Way payroll deduction by designating the Riverview Educational Foundation as the recipient. Contributions to this volunteer, non-profit organization are tax-deductible. For more information, visit their web link on the Riverview Schools homepage.