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Here's to a Successful Summer


Along with summer, our three “Going for the Green” Golf Tournaments for 2013 has come to an exciting end. Last week, we visited Blue Top Ridge at Riverside to host our Eastern Iowa Golf Tournament. 70 golfers took the course on the hot summer day to support Iowa 4-H’ers. Our other two golf tournaments this summer were the Central Iowa Golf Tournament at Hyperion Field Club in Johnston, IA and the Northwest Golf Tournament at Emerald Hills Golf Club in Arnolds Park, IA.

These golf tournaments all included a fun, friendly golf competition, putting contest, longest drive, hole in one, closest to the pin, longest putt, and live auctions. Aaron Thomas was featured as our celebrity golfer at the Central Iowa Golf Tournament. There was a “beat the pro” contest where the golfers were challenged to beat Thomas with the longest drive.
Iowa Soybean Association was a proud presenting sponsor of all three golf tournaments. At each tournament, ISA goodies including soybean snacks, ISA golf balls and cozies were handed out for the golfers to enjoy. Thank you, Iowa Soybean Association, for your continued support of Iowa 4-H!
Team Iowa Soybean Association at the Eastern Iowa Golf Tournament
 
We are happy to announce that all three golf tournaments combined helped us to raise over $100,000 for Iowa 4-H’ers!!!
Celebrity golfer, Aaron Thomas, prepares for the tee off
at the Central Iowa Golf Tournament
We couldn’t have done it without our hard-working golf committee and committed volunteers. Thank you so much to everyone who has made the 2013 “Going for the Green” golf tournaments a success!
Photos from all three events as well as our recent Hall of Fame Induction have been posted on our Facebook page and Flickr. You can also view the recipients photo and full bio from our website.
This summer has been an eventful one, and we are beyond proud of everything we have accomplished in the last few months. At the beginning of the summer, we had recent UNI grad Brooke Young join our team and we also welcomed our new intern and Iowa State University student Carter Collins. They both hit the ground running, starting with our Scholarship Recognition Program. The State Fair, County Fairs, and Golf Tournaments have provided our staff with great 4-H inspiration. The 4-H core values are alive and well in Iowa and the summer may bring out the best of all 4-H’ers. We look forward to the new 4-H year and the many events on the horizon that will allow 4-H’ers, 4-H alumni, and our dedicated volunteers and donors to share their time, talents and treasure to “make the best better.”
Beautiful view from the NW Golf Tournament, thank you to our photographer
Christina from Kjar Photography in Holstein, Iowa
 
We are excited for what the fall has in store for us and we look forward to staying connected with you. Be sure to mark your calendars for not one, but TWO upcoming Iowa 4-H Foundation Gala’s! Our 5th Annual Central Iowa Gala will be on Saturday, February 22nd, 2014 at Prairie Meadows in Altoona, Iowa. New to the roster this year is the Eastern Iowa Gala which will be on Saturday, March 1st, 2014 at the Coralville Marriott. Stay tuned for more information and updates from those two events. We will have both a live and silent auction at both events. We hope to see you there!
Iowa 4-H Foundation Staff: Albert Grunenwald, Kris Fish Kuhlmann,
Carter Collins and Brooke Young

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