The Trees For Tomorrow (TFT) 15th Annual Golf Outing Fundraiser held in Eagle River raised over $20,000 to support environmental science education programs for students from Vilas and Oneida counties and throughout Wisconsin, Illinois, and the Upper Peninsula.
94 golfers participated in this event held at the Eagle River Golf Course that included an 18-hole 2-person scramble, contest holes, raffle, luncheon, awards ceremony and a chance to win $10,000 in the hole-in-one contest. All 18 holes were sponsored by local and regional organizations with Asplundh underwriting lunch for the second year in a row which was catered by 28 Lakes Alehouse.
Recent Georgia Pacific retiree Randy Harbath, along with his wife Nancy, has championed this event since its inception and are 2 of 20 volunteers who donated their time throughout the day. Participants had a chance to try their luck for over 60 raffle donations that were contributed from individuals and businesses, the majority are local. Some of the top-ticket items included a Yeti cooler, string trimmer/sweeper and a 120-quart cooler filled to the brim with meat and coupled with a small grill.
“We are very fortunate to have such support and generosity from the community; from golf participants and hole sponsors to all of the donors and volunteers — we are truly grateful,” TFT Executive Director, Robin Ginner, said. “This event surpassed our goal and is an increase of 70% over the 2016 event. We thank each and every person involved!”