The Twenty-Seventh Annual Great River Homes, Inc. Benefit Golf Tournament and Dinner held on Friday, June 8, 2018 at The Jewel in Lake City, Minnesota was a success as a fundraiser to improve the lives of people with disabilities.
The golf tournament activities included: a nine-hole best shot foursome tournament, golf contests, fundraising raffles, a live auction, and dinner provided by The Jewel.
Great River Homes, Inc. had the annual fundraising event for the benefit of people receiving services from the agency. Great River Homes, Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides residential and in-home support services to 66 children and adults with disabilities in Wabasha County from 2–83 years of age.
“The golf tournament was a great success in terms of increasing public awareness, raising funds, and having fun in the process”, said Michael Weinandt, Administrator of Great River Homes, Inc. “We had 80 golfers and a very generous response from area businesses, organizations, and individuals.”
Volunteers and employees of Great River Homes, Inc. conducted the golf tournament with the help of Travis Heitman, Event Manager at The Jewel in Lake City. The Jewel served a ribs and chicken dinner. The golf course conditions were excellent and enjoyed by everyone. The weather was perfect. Thanks to the volunteer efforts of everyone, the proceeds will directly benefit people receiving services from Great River Homes, Inc.. Gifts were solicited by members of the Board of Directors of Great River Homes, Inc. and Great River Homes, Inc. staff.
A highlight of the event was Jesse Litscher sharing his life story. Jesse receives services from Great River Homes, Inc. Jesse grew up in the Fountain City WI. Area He graduated from Cochrane-Fountain City High School. During this past year, Jesse moved to Wabasha, participated in the Grumpy Plunge to raise money for the Rotary Club of Wabasha and Great River Homes Inc., lobbied at the Capitol in St Paul as a self- advocate and was hired at the Eagles Nest coffee house in Wabasha.
Special thanks to the co-sponsors of the tournament: All Creatures Veterinary Clinic, Ameriprise Financial-Dennis Bussian, CFP, ChFC, Bluff Country School Bus Service, Norm and Kathy Bussian, California Overland, Christensen Group Insurance, Fiesta Foods, Hartert’s Store, Inc./Hartert’s Building Solutions, Interstate Building Supply, Kennedy Snyder Drug, Lake City Federal Bank, Lakeshore Agency, Paul Busch Auto Center, Riverboat Lanes, Rotary Club of Wabasha, Scheel’s Super Valu, Schoen Family Dentistry, Springer Appraisals, Swan Jewelers, Wabasha Dentistry, Wabasha Discount Market and Ye Olde Butcher Shoppe.
Great River Homes, Inc. acknowledges with sincere gratitude the following businesses, organizations, and individuals from the area for their donations to the Great River Homes, Inc. Benefit Golf Tournament:
Abbott Funeral Home, Ackermann Total Eye Care, Ag Partners Coop, AmericInn of Lake City, AmericInn of Wabasha, Bank of Zumbrota, Ed and Pam Bauman, Bennett’s Food Center, Bennett & Sons Sand & Gravel, Bruce and Liz Carlstrom, Dairy Queen of Lake City, Danckwart Landscaping, Family Farms, Edward Jones Investments John and Steve Lang, Foresight Bank, Gallagher Benefit Services, Kathy Geraghty, Sandy Gerken, John and Darlene Gilcreast, Great River Homes Central Office Staff, Leigh and Joni Hartert, Richard and Ruth Hartert, Hills Hardware, Huettl’s Meats, Jerry Arens State Farm Insurance, J & J Barbecue, John Falvey State Farm Insurance, Kevin Passe Family, Kwik Trip, Lake City Golf Club, Lake City Graphic and Shopper, Lake City Lions Club, Lake Pepin Floral and Gift, Lake Pepin Golf Course, LARK Toys, Mahn Family Funeral Homes, Mall of America, Metro Sales, Minnesota Lynx, Minnesota Twins, Mount Frontenac Golf Course, Mutual of America, National Eagle Center, John and Sheila Nelson Family, On the River Boutique, Passe Electric, Troy Passe, Paul Flicek Insurance, Peoples State Bank, Perry Dental, Tom and Pat Peyla, Piper Hills Golf Course, Saint Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Schleicher Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Schwalbe Construction, Silver Star Saloon, Slippery’s Bar and Restaurant, Chuck and Mary Kay Springer, St. Paul Saints Baseball Club, Steve Gentry Construction, The Bluffs at Coffee Mill Golf Course, The Jewel Golf Club, The Olde Triangle Pub, Tom Heffernan Ford, Turning Waters Bed, Breakfast & Brewery, Diana Turner, Treats & Treasures, Villa Bellezza, VFW Post 4086,W.A.K. Construction, Wabasha Rubbish Removal, Wabasha Warehouse Liquors, and Wild Wings.
Great River Homes, Inc. extends its thanks to everyone for their support to benefit people with disabilities in Wabasha County.
The Twenty-Seventh Annual Great River Homes, Inc. Benefit Golf Tournament and Dinner was held at The Jewel in Lake City on June 8, 2018. Shown above are the 80 golfers who participated in the fundraiser.