The Jerry Comalander’s Fore! The Kids Golf Tournament held on Friday, October 13, was a huge success for the North East Educational Foundation (NEEF). Presented by Laurel Ridge Treatment Center, the golf tournament raised funds for NEISD Student Impact Grants, and NEEF raised over $120,000 this year to fund the grants. The Canyon Springs Golf Club saw 136 players participate in this year’s friendly competition.
NEEF Golf Chair Justin Clemens expressed his gratitude: “These grants give our teachers extra resources to think outside of the box, and this allows them to provide different experiences to the students in the classroom.”
This year’s golf tournament was also special because it featured Johnson and Reagan High School student golfers. In addition, Madison High School’s team, Smokey and the Bandits, prepared a delicious Barbecue lunch for the participants. Last May, one of Madison’s teams was awarded the Grand Champion among national high school teams.
The winning teams were:
1st place went to HTS’ team, who won a 4-some package at Dominion Golf Course
2nd place, UMB Bank’s team, won a 4-some package at Oak Hills Golf Course, and
3rd was Jefferson Bank’s team, who won a package at Canyon Springs Golf Course
The closest to the pin was Lydia Rodgriguez, who won a $75 Visa gift card. The winner of the longest drive was Hanna Carnes, she also won a gift card.
NEEF would like to extend its heartfelt thank you to everyone who played, sponsored, volunteered, and donated. We are especially grateful to our Board Members who volunteered many hours over the last year and donated items to the silent auction. To learn more about NEEF, you can visit www.northeastfoundation.org.