2nd Annual Tom Bearson Golf Outing
Our 2nd Annual Golf Outing was held on July 23, 2016.
We'd like to say a special thank you to Blackberry Ridge Golf Course and all of their employees for making this a wonderful venue to host our event.
Also, thank You to everyone who helped make our 2nd Annual Golf Outing & Bean Bag Tournament a huge success! Despite the rain for much of the day, about 275 people attended our event and raised over $24,000.
Next year’s Tom Bearson Foundation Annual Golf Outing is scheduled for Saturday, July 15, 2017 at Blackberry Ridge in Sartell, MN. We have some really great plans already for next year! Mark your calendars now, you won’t want to miss it!
Well everyone, our Second Annual Tom Bearson Golf Outing was – again – a huge success. We can’t thank the Foundation members, volunteers, family, friends, and the Sartell community enough for showing up and participating to support Tom, his memory, and the Foundation’s endeavors for the second year in a row. It is truly humbling and heart-warming to see so many people show how much they still care. Really, thank you.
Here are some highlights of the day for those who couldn’t attend, and a recap for those who did.
Just as last year, there was a free bloody mary bar, free hot dogs and chips throughout the day, a balloon release before the tournament started, and a raffle and silent auction full of amazing donations and prizes. However, there were a couple of exciting new changes to this year’s tournament. First, we added a bean bag tournament, second, Slip Twister performed that night after dinner, and third, there was an awesome Tommy Bahama Cooler filled with alcohol and other items graciously donated and put together by the Tillemans family!
Unfortunately (also like last year), the weather wasn’t our friend, and it rained early in the day, forcing us to delay and shorten the golf tournament. So, because of this change, there was a winning team from each side of the course. Winning Team #1: Rick Parker, Dylan Parker, Marc Ree, and Dan Nahan. Winning Team #2: Pat Walsh, Ryan Walsh, Mike Walsh, and Angela Walsh! Feel free to check out the beautiful granite plaque – which is engraved with their names – that stays at Blackberry Ridge Golf Course all year. The members of the winning team in the (very competitive) Bean Bag Tournament are Brandon Snoberger and Clay Mackenthun! These boys both walked away with pretty cool mini granite cornhole platform trophies.
Thanks to our photographer, Scott Edelbrock, for the great pictures from the event. Also, thanks to Derek Gorecki for the neat video recorded from a drone. Lastly, we’d like to pass along a huge thank you to Joe Schulte and William Bachman for creating such a wonderful foundation video commemorating Tom that was shown after dinner.
Thanks again to everyone, and we can’t wait to see you there again next year!
A Special Thank You
We would like to thank the foundation’s Board of Director’s (Tony & Joyce Tillemans, John & Cheryl Lovitz, Dave & Dana Fischer, Greg & Kelley Neeser, John & Yvette Dockendorf, Tom Bevans, Rob Schumann, Ryan Walsh) and the 25 volunteers who worked tirelessly to make it all happen. The support from our community was once again so incredible. We had more than 50 sponsors. First and foremost, we want to thank West Central and Geyer Wedding & party Store as our main sponsors. We would also like to personally thank all of the sponsors listed below for their sponsorship and the various people and companies that donated the wonderful door prizes and silent auction items.
We are lucky and blessed by the outpouring of support from so many people and we shall always be humbled and grateful.
Many blessings from the Tom Bearson Foundation.
Thank You, Sponsors!
Main Program Sponsor
West Central Distribution
Geyer Wedding & Party Store
Ag Systems, Inc.
Gordy & Michelle Meyer Family
Heidi Zenner – Remax
John & Yvette Dockendorf Family
St. Cloud Toyota
Sartell Hardware Hank
Howalt McDowell Agency
Dave & Dana Fischer Family
Sartell Boys Basketball
Greg & Kelley Neeser Family
French & Associates
Troy & Anne Cameron Family
Paul Morrison – Remax
Pediatric Dentistry PLC
Jeremy Snoberger - Prestige Parking and Valet
Jorgensen Financial Services
North Central Bus and Equipment
Jason Quade – Premier Real Estate
Westwind Logistics Automotive Transport
Tony & Joyce Tillemans Family
Ryan & Cindy Fitzthum Family
Sartell Wrestling Booster Club
JR Ferche, Inc.
Tom Bevans Family
John & Cheryl Lovitz Family
Marc & Jill Ree – Scenic Sign
Steve & Jenny Jameson Family
Cathedral High School Class 1980
The VanSurksum Family
Sartell All Sports Booster Club
Stinson Leonard Street
Diamond Energy Systems, Inc.
Winkelman Building Corp
Cory Edelbrock/On Target Computer Repair/Web Design
Scott Edelbrock Photography
Lisa Landowski/Image Builders