Seventy-six champions played in the annual PRECorp Foundation golf scramble at the Golf Club at Devils Tower on Friday, September 7, 2018. These men and women, through their donations and participation in the event, are champions for families in need, Veterans, elderly, and community arts and education programs.
This was the 11th annual event and brings together PRECorp vendors, community businesses, and private donors for a day of golf at one of the premier golf courses in the region, while giving a helping hand to local charities. The event raised approximately $20,000 for Foundation programs that reach across northeast Wyoming into every county and community.
The primary Champion Sponsor for this event is Bell Lumber & Pole Company. Bell Lumber & Pole Company is a 109-year-old, privately held, family company with headquarters in Minneapolis, MN. Bell is a wood-first provider of electrical utility delivery systems as well as industrial and commercial infrastructure solutions. Bell’s primary business is providing and servicing the utility market with treated, wooden utility poles.
The 2018 event was one of the larger turnouts in recent history and also one of the most successful for the Foundation. The Foundation exists thanks to the voluntary donations from Powder River Energy members who participate in the Operation RoundUp program or who donate their Capital Credits, as well as fundraising events such as the golf scramble.
"Anyone can make a difference," said Foundation Executive Director Jeff Bumgarner. "Our larger corporate donors such as Bell Lumber & Pole, all the way down to those individual members who donate a few cents every month through Operation RoundUp, are having a meaningful impact improving the lives of those in need in northeast Wyoming."
Because of all of those donations, the 11-year-old Foundation is rapidly approaching $1 million in total donations to charities in northeast Wyoming.
Along with 18-holes of golf in glorious weather, the golfers received commemorative prizes and lunch. Others won special competitive prizes for lowest team scores, hole prizes, and even a putting contest.
Next year’s event is already being planned for Friday, September 6. For more information on being a sponsor, contact email@example.com