Miracles To Milestones Golf Tournament

After months of preparation, the day for the Miracles to Milestones Golf Tournament was finally here. Planning a golf tournament sounds very daunting (especially with no experience and relying heavily on Google), but everything really couldn’t have been smoother thanks to a few very special guys who really stepped up to the plate without even being asked.

We woke up Saturday morning excited, nervous, and of course running late. On top of everything that had to be done for the tournament, Lennon had a soccer game, and KC, Benjamin, and I had photos scheduled for the Times-Picayune. With a few small bumps in the morning, 10:30 came around and golfers were ready to register. As the golfers filled in, we were so busy with registration, I never really looked up to notice how many people came out to support this playground and our community. Once all the golfers reported to their carts, I ran out the door to grab a few pictures. I stepped out, snapped a few, and tears flooded my eyes. I was in awe of the support we had received. People of all ages, from multiple states, some we knew, some we didn’t, some had connections of their own to a child with different abilities, but all were there for the same reason…to help build a place where children and adults of all abilities could come together to learn and play. Somehow, we had pulled this off, and without any major issues.

Despite reports of thunderstorms and rain for Saturday the week before, we woke up to a lovely overcast day. So many had asked me about the weather during the week, and I always replied, “I am not sure. There is really no point in worrying about it, it is completely out of my control.” I never worried, I had faith that no matter what happened, everything would work out…and it did. 🙂 This reminds me of the bible verse about a mustard seed of faith. Instead of moving a mountain, our mustard seed of faith will build a wonderful playground for everyone.

Apparently, everyone had such a great time, that we are considering another tournament in the spring. This one would have to be larger, since we had to turn people away for Saturday.

Who came away with the prizes…
1st Low Gross: Scale Damage Bow Fishing: Walker, Walker, Galt, Coil
1st Low Net: Leblanc, Hebert, Domico, St. Pierre
Last Place (Most Team Spirit): Becnel Rental Tools: Miller, Garafalo, Duplantis, Bonaventure
Longest Drive: Val Harmon
Closest to the Hole: Peyton Dufrene and Bo Baker

I need to give many thanks to those who helped run this tournament, and I hope I don’t forget anyone.
Event Sponsors
St. Charles Parish Hospital
Esperanza Investments
RiverBirch Incorporated
Dr. Robert Dugas with LSU Orthopaedics
The Basketry

Hole Sponsors
Ponchartrain Bone and Joint
Quality Janitorial
Jay and Lauren Smith
Becnel Rental Tools
Dean and Sally Church
Gary Smith, State Senator
Lou and Sally Sirmon
Otto Candies
St. Charles Printing
Gregory Miller, State Rep
Advanced Medical
Atlas-Edco
Krewe of 8:32
Pedal Valves
Ben and Jamie Kuo
Plant Tech
Zimmer
Kyle Farms
Depuy Synthes
Advocare
Buckwalter Insurance
Spahr’s Seafood
Tab Troxler, Assessor
Hope Church
River Region Rehab

Food for Volunteers
Iron Gate

Beer
Abita

Water
Majoria’s Supermarket

Gift Donations
Outcast Fishing Charters
Sailfish
Cajun Powdercoat
Zephyr’s Baseball
Grand Ridge
English Turn
La Tour
Belle Terre
Roussel’s Jewelry
Ormond Plantation
Bobby’s Seafood
Monogram Express
O’Reilly Auto Parts River Ridge

T-shirts
272 Graphics

Grand Ridge Golf Club and Bill Covert

Support Team Who Provided Golf Expertise
Steve Seipel
Jarrett Walker

OUR WONDERFUL FAMILY AND FRIENDS WHO VOLUNTEERED OR DONATED

Totals:
-78 golfers
-20 teams
-About 30 volunteers
-8 very excited kiddos

Funds Raised:
-Donations–$3381
-Power Starter Raffle–$149
-Closest to the Hole–$545
-Extra Hole–$365
-Golfers–$5,504
-Sponsors–$7,655.50
Tournament Total: $17,599.50
Extremely Generous Individual Donation: $20,000

Grand Total: $37,599.50

To say that this tournament exceeded our expectations, would be a huge understatement. We are so glad that people are able to see and share our vision for this playground. WE PLAY AS ONE!20131118-140109.jpg20131118-140124.jpg20131118-140136.jpg20131118-140146.jpg

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