Northwest NEWS

October 15, 2001

Front Page

Community spirit shines at REF Golf Classic

by Ronnie Hendrickson
   Special to the Valley View
   Parents, teachers, students and area businesses joined together in support of the third annual REF Golf Classic fund-raiser on Sept. 23, hosted by the Riverview Educational Foundation.
   Golfers teed off in unison to a Shotgun Scramble, transforming Tall Chief Golf Course into a neighborhood of friends and community members.
   Thirty-seven merchants and businesses generously donated awards, prizes and hole sponsorships. Several tees offered enticing hole-in-one prizes from Huling Bros. of West Seattle, including a brand new Buick Century.
   With a 9 under par, the Tolt Middle School teacher team of West Garr, Amie Miller, Kent Christensen and Zack Pittis won best score. Bill Mayer, Mark Klune, Brian Saulsman and Jolene Anderson, also from Tolt, were awarded a mystery prize for "Best Dressed Team." Together, these players earned the position for most teacher participation.
   Jack Turk and Jennifer Gans hit longest drives. Kevin Wall made the longest putt, while Dave Gans came closest to the pin.
   For the second year in a row, Cedarcrest High School (CHS) took home the trophy for best overall representation, although Eagle Rock participation was proportionately close.
   Alex Schumer received the award for "Youngest Player."
   Golfers revisited their memorable drives, slices and putts over a hearty post-golf buffet.
   Although no one claimed a hole-in-one, what the heck the weather was perfect!
   Proceeds from the annual golf tournament support grants provided by the Riverview Educational Foundation. The Foundation is a volunteer, non-profit organization that promotes educational enrichment in the Riverview School District.
   For more information, visit their Web site at www.riverview. wednet.edu (see Information).