Algona Community School Foundation golf outing

Algona Community School Foundation golf outing

A wonderful day for school foundation

Algona, IA, August 3, 2020–The Algona Community School Foundation annual golf outing was an outstanding success. In a year filled with pandemic fears, it seemed questionable that the event could even be held. The final solution was to still hold the golf outing without the usual silent auction.

The resulting reaction from the community was solid support. Sixty-seven businesses or individuals sponsored  advertising signs making an impressive display of district-wide and beyond support. Eighty-seven golfers participated in the outing. Many people sent donations. In the end, over $27,000 was raised.

The golfers were treated to pleasant weather and fine food from the Thul Shed. Iowa State Bank donated funds for a sack lunch, and the golfers finished their rounds with ribeye dinners.

The golf itself was unbelievable. The day is meant for fun and low scores with a four-person best shot format sprinkled with a bit of forgiveness, but the top scores turned in were really low.  The Oakcrest team of Brian Schaaf, Kyle Schaaf, Andrew Arndorfer, and Chad Berte took first place with a 53.  The young guns really helped the team, but there was total agreement that dad ruled. Brian putted first in the four-man lineup, and 11 times out of the 18, no one else needed to pick up their putters. Brian was definitely feeling in the zone. A team sponsored by Jackie Medin and manned by Dale Teeter, Tom Larson, Josh Manske and Jason Teeter came in second with the score of 56.

PMC Advantage spiced up the fun on hole number four by offering balls and towels for anyone who could hit the green and $1,000 for a hole-in-one. The event is still waiting for its first big hole-in-one winner, but many golfers did not leave empty-handed.

The overall success came from the generosity of many individuals and businesses. The Foundation is especially grateful to the Algona Country Club and its members for making the course and golf carts available. The students who will receive extra educational experiences funded by the Foundation are the winners.

The Algona Community School Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 1984 dedicated to bettering the educational opportunities for the Algona Community School District. Chances are great that every student in the school system benefits in some way from Foundation support for academic projects. Since its beginning the Foundation has given over $975,000 in grants for school improvement projects and nearly $5 million in college scholarships.