Golf for Education 10/18/17


The 7th Annual Swinging for the Schools Golf Tournament, sponsored by The Sierra Schools Foundation, net more than $10,000 Oct. 7 at Plumas Pines Golf Resort in Graeagle for programs for Sierra County students.
SSF President Jenna Holland said, “We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day for our golfers and everyone had a fantastic time.”
All proceeds will go toward grants for schools and teachers in the Sierra-Plumas Joint Unified School District for school-wide project and programs such as science and art field trips, the Loyalton and Downieville Learning Gardens, as well as needed educational equipment from computers, software, ceramics supplies and 3-D Printers for STEAM work. The SSF has now given over $200,000 for student programs in the district.
The following were male tournament winners: 1st, The Boblitt Foursome from Truckee; 2nd, The Jaquez Foursome from Reno; and 3rd, Guite Foursome from Petaluma. Female tournament winners were 1st, The Ryan Foursome from Loyalton and 2nd, The Brady Foursome from Reno.
The Fashionista Award this year was awarded to the Libby Ryan’s Foursome for their terrific costumes, and although the Walker Foursome came out strong, they just couldn’t top the ladies this year! The costumes add some extra fun to the event and we encourage all of the golfers to get in on it next year!”
The tournament is sponsored by PGA professional Robert and Ami (Morris) Garrigus (a 1997 Loyalton High graduate). Other major sponsors were West Orthodontics of Truckee and Plumas Pines Golf Resort.
Holland noted that “Sheri and Paul Roen sent a wonderful crew to help pull off another spectacular BBQ dinner that fed the hungry golfers and we are so grateful for their constant support for The Foundation and for all they do for our community in general.” We are also so thankful to our excellent auctioneer Michael Filippini for bringing his great style and fun-loving spirit to the tournament every year!