2014 Annual Golf and Scholarship Classic

Broadrun Golfers Club again played host to the MAFDA Annual Golf and Scholarship Classic held on June 11th, 2014. Forty eight golfers were greeted with overcast skies but generally dry conditions, a unique golfers gift, and opportunities to win a myriad of prizes including electronic devices, a large screen TV, and even a custom engraved baseball bat which was entrusted to the ‘lucky’ long-drive winner.

Our sponsors this year again came out BIG! ND Industries and Eurolink shared the Event Sponsor honor, Stelfast rewarded any hole in one effort with LOTS of cash (unfortunately no winners, but many were close), and R & D Fasteners outdid themselves by producing the FINEST industry specific trophy’s. Kanebridge and The Hanson Group sponsored the much endeared beverages, Lee S Johnson Assoc. was the grateful lunch sponsor, and Murty Associates sponsored goodies ‘at the turn’. Last, but certainly not least, our grand prize sponsor Fall River Manufacturing provided a lucky participant with a large screen LCD television!  

Thank you sponsors – you are why our golf outing is consistently heads and shoulders above the rest, we truly appreciate everything you do for the association. YOU ARE THE BEST!

The golfers also came out to play. Team Lubker Distribution (Rick Lubker, Glen Hanson, Rick Yanni, and Brian Kivisto) took home the coveted first place trophies, while team Lee S Johnson Assoc., consisting of Lee Johnson, Jack Conte, Dan Carr, and Jim Custis finished second.  Third place went to Steve Gillmor, Chris McCaffrey, Tom Redstreake, and Greg Cardmone. In addition to trophies, the winning teams were provided spending cash at the pro shop, as were winners of the Long Drive competition, and closest to the pin(s). Lots of winning, lots of smiling faces!

The golfers however weren’t the only ‘winners’. As in the past, the MAFDA appeals to ALL who participate and make sure winning is EASY. The raffle prizes provided by Fall River Manufacturing kept everyone ‘in play’, and ALL in hopes of winning the coveted large screen television ‘Grand Prize.  Congratulations to this year’s winner Ed Johnson Jr (Johnson American). ‘Thank you’ hardly covers our appreciation for all who attended. Your generosity and support of the association and scholarship fund is all inspiring. 

Why we do what we do – the true PURPOSE of the MAFDA Golf and Scholarship Classic

It’s for the kids, it’s for giving back to the industry that has served us all so well, it’s to make sure education remains at the forefront, it’s in appreciation and honor of your contribution to the industry, it’s our responsibility and hopefully our legacy.

This year’s award class was one of the finest yet. All applicants were highly qualified, highly motivated, and exceptional individuals doing exceptional things for their community. The award decisions were hard, but we were honored and humbled by the responsibility.

The final results were released at the Golf and Scholarship Classic. Our Congratulations to Nataysia Hatfield (Specialty Resources) who was awarded the MAFDA Board of Directors award sponsored by Coburn-Myers and Specialty Resources,  Julie Stopper (Circle Bolt & Nut) was awarded the Presidents Scholarship sponsored by ND Industries and Guidon Corp., and Makensie Shan (Solution Industries -  ‘Solution Man’) was awarded the MAFDA Scholarship sponsored by Threaded Screw Products and The Hanson Group.  We proudly support all of the award winners in their educational pursuits.