10th Annual Golf Outing in Review

On Friday, September 25th we held our 10th Annual Golf Outing at Whispering Woods Golf Course. Every year we use this event for two purposes: to build Solidarity through an enjoyable day of golfing and fun in the outdoors, and to raise funds of which half of the profits are donated to the four foodbank warehouses that service those in need throughout our jurisdiction.

The weather was awesome. We only had nine teams that attended this year, we are sure health concerns made a difference in attendance. We had coffee, juice, and banana nut bread from Bob Evans  COVID Packaged to start the day, pulled pork sandwiches and salads at the turn, steak dinner at the conclusion from O' Charlies, and tons of beverages throughout the day including on the course. Each participant received a goodie bag containing golf balls, golf tees, an apple, candy, chips, crackers, and the 10th Annual Golf Booklet.  We had two teams and a few volunteers that canceled after we turned in our counts for all the excellent food, served that day. As a result, we had lots of food and beverages left over. Normally all leftover food is donated to a local place that services those in need but this year we decided to make a quick trip to Farrell and drop all the left-overs off to the USW 1016 Hall for their members on the picket line. We felt this was an excellent choice and hope our sponsors and participants agree.

AFSCME DC 83 took 1st place, AFSCME DC 85 came in 2nd, and IUOE 66 took 3rd place. Some golfers exhibiting golfing talents included: Michael Hoffman of IAFF who mastered "closest to the pin",  Shane Clark of AFSCME DC 85 who had the "longest put",  and Mike Hoffman again demonstrated prowess when he hit the "longest drive".

Our silent auction consisting of several donated including a toolkit added at the last minute from Rudberg Law helped raise more funds for those in need. We had gifts for each of the participants which were given at the end of the day (most of which were sports attire or related items with a high concentration of Pittsburgh Steelers items all of which were donated).

At this time we still have expenses to be turned in and funds to be received. When they are received and paid we will calculate and donate the appropriate amount to each of the four food bank warehouses, based on the population percentages of our members they serve. This year the amount will be much smaller than in the past, but we are sure any amount will be appreciated.

We thank each sponsor and participant who joined us and helped us make this event a success.