Golfers bask in sunshine at fourth annual Food Bank golf tournament

September 15, 2017

For the fourth year in a row, golfers were greeted by sunny blue skies at the Food Bank of Delaware’s annual golf tournament held at Fieldstone Golf Club in Greenville on Monday, September 11.

Twenty-two foursomes rounded out this year’s field of golfers. Spearheaded by Kevin Davies, co-owner of Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant, this year’s event brought in an estimated $32,000 for the Food Bank’s Backpack Program. This much-needed program provides nutritious meals for kids over the weekends when school is not in session.

Last year we distributed 155,681 bags through 135 statewide sites. At peak distribution, we served 5,775 children each week.

Davies, in partnership with Food Bank of Delaware board members and supporters, Jason Jowers, Shawn Williams, Andy Larmore, Mack Wathen and Scott Sukeena, worked hard throughout the year to organize this outstanding tournament. The opportunity to golf at one of the state’s most exclusive golf courses is a huge incentive for many participants.

“We’re grateful to our planning committee and all of the golfers for another excellent year,” said Food Bank of Delaware Development Director Larry Haas. “The hard work pays off each year – since the beginning, we have been able to direct more than $100,000 towards our Backpack Program for kids – that’s 595 kids throughout our state who have received weekend food for an entire school year.”

In addition to golfing on a beautiful course, golfers also received a golf pullover and polo shirt, lunch and a cocktail hour featuring a sushi bar from Okura in Hockessin, passed hors d’oeuvres, a scotch tasting with Breakthru Beverage and an awards ceremony! To close out the day, a bagpiper put the course to “sleep,” a Scottish tradition.

This year’s winning foursome consisted of Kyle Davis, Jason Kim, Matt Gundrum and Brian Finn.

Organizers are already looking forward to next year’s tournament. To learn more, please contact Larry Haas at lhaas@fbd.org.

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