When a global pandemic kicked off just two years ago and the idea of hosting charitable golf tournaments began to wither away, we never thought that we’d have to wait so long to see all of our great supporters for a jam packed, in-person event. But that’s exactly what happened after COVID-19 put the world on hold and left us without any sense of normalcy for nearly 730 days.
All of that was forgotten on the morning of May 23, in a very optimistic 2021, when a joyful Dani Ruhf, CHOP CEO, CHOP staff, tournament sponsors, and golf teams tee’d off at Eagles Mere Country Club.
With greater excitement and bigger smiles than usual, everyone was ready for the fairways and greens, great food, and most of all, the opportunity to support a great cause while playing a round of golf.
“I can’t even begin to explain just how happy I am to be back to normalcy and able to spend some quality time with our supporters,” said Ruhf, who started Child Hunger Outreach Partners back in 2018. “You never understand how important outings like these are until they are gone. We waited way too long to get back to this point but in the end our staff, our supporters, this club, and our incredibly generous sponsors never flinched with their support. Many of us went through some of our most troubling times within these past two years but thankfully enough, we were able to stick together and work through it. Everyone involved with CHOP has a fearless attitude and a giving spirit. That’s what makes this all possible!”
The first golf tournament of 2021 was just as grand as expected, led by Golden Plate sponsor Ace Robbins.
The day kicked things off with a traditional shot gun start, and some high quality play immediately ensued.
Chris Collins won the 50/50 raffle, a total of $400 and he graciously donated it back to CHOP.
Overall, the day was nothing short of a major success! Many children will be helped because of the amazingly generous efforts offered by each and every participant. Together we raised $14,000!
Huge thank you to all of our sponsors: Ace Robbins, Icon, Inc, MAC Builders & Design Inc, Pop’s Flagstone, Wyalusing Valley Children’s Center, PS Band-Wyalusing, Wilder Diamond Blades, and Formula 1 Feeds, Inc.
2021 Sponsors Include:
- Ace Robbins, Inc – $5000
- Industrial Construction Services & Design – ICON – $3000
- MAC Builders & Design, Inc. – $1300
- Wyalusing Valley Children’s Center, Inc. – $800
- Wysox Children’s Center
- Sullivan County PreK
- Formula 1 Feeds – $750
- Frank Construction – $750
- PSBank – $500
- Wilder Diamond Blades – $500
- Rolling Souls -$250
- Wysox Animal Clinic -$250
- Sheldon Funeral Homes – $250
- NAPA AUTO PARTS – $250
- Shores Auto Sales, Inc. – $250
- Bubbly Pup Grooming and Pet Supply – $250
- FCCB – $200
- Francis McCarty Insurance Agency – $125
- Community Cup Coffee & Tea House – $125
- Trowbridge & Co. Wealth Management Group – $125
- The Sullivan Review – $125
- Fitzpatrick and Lambert Inc. – $125
- Central Pennsylvania Insurance Group – $100