All Dressed Up And No Where To Go
The 2016 tournament was great success. It raised $30,000.00 for our charity; tying a previous high amount.
The tournament wrap-up followed a familiar and somewhat text book routine. Getting in all of the monies still owing (somehow we were never good at getting payments in advance and every year there was a lot of collection and clean-up to do), figuring out how much we would be able to donate to SilverCreek and finally getting the proceeds to SilverCreek.
I would always start to think about various poster design themes (I would always try to get as creative as possible) and other changes to the tourney website in preparation to kick off next year’s tourney.
I was well into this process when I found out that continuing the Tourney into the future would be difficult; and in all probability, impossible. It was a difficult decision, however it’s probably better to end on a “high note” rather have it die a slow painful death.
This post is for those of you that visit the website for news of the Tourney. I have already advised through our Facebook page that the Tourney is finished. The following is a repeat of the Facebook announcement:
“Normally at this time of year we would be announcing details for the annual golf tournament in memory of Mike.
Regrettably, this post is to advise that there will not be an 11th annual tournament.
It is with much sorrow that I write this, but recent events have made it such that the resources necessary to organize and conduct a successful event are no longer available.
I would like to thank all of our great supporters over the past 10 years. We had a lot of wonderful and generous people that contributed to the success of the event. Over the next little while, I will contact all of you personally to convey my thanks. I am very saddened for the resultant loss of support for Silver Creek Pre-School, but I am happy that over the past 10 years we have been able to make a difference and raise money for a good cause in memory of Mike.
Finally, Mike’s family wishes to make everyone aware that, as it stands right now, we are not supporting any fundraising that may try to associate with Mike’s memory and name. Please be wary of anyone attempting to do so. Should this change in the future, the family will advise all of you via this Facebook page or through the website. If any of you ever have questions or concerns, I am always available, so please do not hesitate to reach out.
Once again, a sincere “Thank you” to all of our supporters for a great 10 years. Although we cannot continue any further, we certainly could not have come this far without you.”
I will always be grateful to all of you that generously supported this Tourney in Mike’s memory.