On Saturday, July 28th, Seahawk golfers had a swinging good time at the 9th annual Seward Seahawks Athletic Booster Club’s Golf Tournament. The tournament was held under sunny blue skies in Soldotna at the Birch Ridge Golf Course. This fundraising event is the Booster Club’s largest fundraiser of the year with the proceeds going to support the athletic programs at Seward High School. According to Kim Reierson, Booster Club president, the success of the tournament is due to it’s loyal golfers and sponsors. She estimates that 90% of the golfers participate each year and that all of the sponsors have continued their support. This year 4 new sponsors contributed to the fun.
The tournament format is a best ball scramble with a shotgun start. The winning team, shooting 6 under par, was Byron Loomis, Willow Hetrick, Tim Fleming and Julie Fleming. Both Loomis and Hetrick have been on winning teams in the past.
Darian Draper and Willow Hetrick won the longest drive contests. Dan Murphy and Judy Christiansen won the closest to the pin contests. After the tournament, a picnic lunch was provided and each team received a set of gifts provided by one of the sponsors. The first place team’s names will be engraved on the tournament plaque that hangs in the high school.
Special thanks go to the Inn at Tern Lake, Summit Lake Lodge, Three Bears Grocery, Windsong Lodge, Rose Hetrick, Martha Fleming, and Kim Reierson for providing food and supplies for the picnic lunch. Norm Regis cooked on the grill, Annaleah (Beck)Karron set up the lunch, and Courtney Draper and Kelani Rininger drove the beverage cart. Thank you to Nici Murawski, Bill Cazemeir, Mack Funk, and Hilda Bauer for their donations to the Seahawks. Lori Draper, Darcie Larson, Jeff Hetrick and Kim Reierson were the tournament coordinators.
The following businesses were sponsors of the tournament: Alaska Shop, Alaska SeaLife Center, Chinooks Restaurant, Clerkworks Alaska, Danlin Construction, Edward Jones Investments, Integrity Realty, Jaffa Construction, Kenai Fjords Gift Shop, Kenai Fjords Tours, Major Marine Tours, Metco, Inc., Petro Marine Services, Ray’s Waterfront, Resurrection Roadhouse & Windsong Lodge, Royal Celebrity Tours, Salmon Bake, Seward Fishing Club, Seward Real Estate, Shoreside Petroleum/Essential One, Spenard Builders Supply, Stylin’ Stitches, TelAlaska, Wells Fargo Bank, and the Birch Ridge Golf Course. Thank you for your continued support!
Another school year is about to start. Football, XC running, swimming and volleyball practices have already begun. Be sure to come out and cheer on the Seahawks at their home games!