Holes for Hope benefits autism
Wednesday, 10 August 2011 11:37
Vratsinas Holes For Hope Foundation (VHFH) announced that $66,040 was raised from the 2011 Holes for Hope Golf Classic Benefiting Autism which took place on Monday, June 27, at Des Moines Golf and Country Club. Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds, Marv Cook, former Iowa Hawkeye and NFL tight end, and Tyler Lagasse, five-time Special Olympics Golf Champion for the State of Massachusetts, joined in the days’ events both as golf participants and event speakers.
Over 100 golfers came out to support autism and nearly 200 people showed their support at the 19th Hole Celebration held directly after golf play at Des Moines Golf and Country Club.
White Sail Spa, of Clear Lake, was a sponsor of the 2011 Holes For Hope Golf Classic.
“We are absolutely thrilled that we were able to raise so much money and awareness for autism. Vratsinas Holes for Hope Foundation is a 100 percent volunteer organization which means we are able to make a huge impact in the lives of Iowans living with autism. Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds, Marv Cook and Tyler Lagasse were extremely inspirational throughout the day and their support of our event helped bring further awareness and understanding of autism to our community,” said Stacy Vratsinas, President and Founder of Vratsinas Holes For Hope Foundation.
Holes For Hope Golf participants were able to enjoy a variety of games and contests during the tournament and were greeted at various golf holes by local celebrities such as Moses Ehambe, Iowa Energy, and JT Smith, Head Coach Iowa Barnstormers. The Golf Classic was - Read More Via e-Edition