Tournament sponsors Patelco Credit Union and the Gold Sponsor All Staffing Resources helped raise half the total before the first ball was even teed up, according to organizer Michele Spring Fajeau. But the golfers also proved an enthusiastic lot: the event sold out Deer Ridge Country Club in less than nine days, and had to be expanded to Shadow Lakes.
Golf events included a 50/50 putting contest, Vegas hole, hole-in-one contest and chipping contest. The winner of the putting contest took home $355. Both courses sported massages, beer and wine tastings, blackjack, dice and goodies galore.
Mayor Bob Taylor, a self-described duffer, rallied the Krey Coyotes when Golf with the Mayor auctioned for $500, while artwork from Aimee Knese's kindergarteners, Nicole Culbertson's first graders and Barry Baker's third graders alone made a whopping $4,175. The three art pieces, aptly named "A Child's Vision," were the highlight of the evening.
"The tournament far exceeded our fundraising expectations due to the generous sponsors, local businesses and Krey parents," Fajeau said. "Together, this fundraising trifecta will leave an indelible mark on Krey with the addition of a new mobile computer lab, as well as bolstering our school library with Accelerated Reader tools, among other items."