October 9, 2000
by Ronnie Hendrickson
Special to The Valley View
CARNATION - A warm autumn sun greeted enthusiastic golfers at the 2nd annual REF Golf Classic Sept. 23 at Tall Chief Golf Course. Combined teams of students, teachers and parents joined in a friendly competition for traditional awards, while various players unknowingly earned mystery prizes. The ideal weather lingered as teams enjoyed catered refreshments and traded golf stories after the game.
Many local businesses and professionals participated in the event through their generous donations of awards and prizes.
The team of Rick and Jason Thorson, Barry Geiske and Rick Flanigan won four rounds of golf, power carts and gift certificates at Tall Chief for best score. Rick Thorson also earned a pizza-a-month for a year for the longest drive.
Bob Gillie made the longest putt and West Garr went closest to the pin. Mystery awards were presented to Cindy and Doug Sage and Jan and Dave Neigel as first team to register, Steve Lambert as the youngest player and Dave Neigel for best hat.
The worst score team took home a 75-pound bag of golf balls, while the longest drive into the woods earned three certificates for wilderness classes.
Although last year's school trophy winner, Tolt Middle School, displayed best teacher participation, Cedarcrest High School took this year's honor for most parent-teacher-student players.
Hosted by the Riverview Educational Foundation (REF), the Golf Classic is a fund-raising community event that supports enhanced education for Riverview students.
For more information on REF, visit their web site at www.riverview. wednet.edu.