Calling all those who LIKE to golf and LOVE a good reason to do so. The second annual Co-ops Care Charity Golf Tournament, co-hosted by Victory Electric and Wheatland Electric, is great way to bring everyone together to raise funds for two worthy causes!
We welcome all businesses, organizations and individuals to participate in the tournament scheduled for Friday, August 28, at the Mariah Hills in Dodge City beginning at 9 a.m. The tournament format will be a 4-man scramble, shotgun start with a $100/player entry fee, which includes a light breakfast, lunch, beverage tickets, registration gift bag, and the opportunity to win hole prizes and flighted tournament prizes. More information about the tournament, including registration and sponsorship opportunities can be found on Victory Electric’s website at victoryelectric.net/co-ops-care-golf-tournament. To register, please contact Wheatland Electric at 620-874-4563 / firstname.lastname@example.org or Victory Electric at 620-371-7730 / email@example.com.
This year’s tournament proceeds will be divided to benefit two area nonprofit organizations: Dodge City Veterans Council’s Avenue of Flags and Wheatland Electric’s Cram the Van food drive. Each organization is focused on giving back and making a positive difference in their communities, so we all have a better place to live, work and play.
The Dodge City Veterans Council is made up of three veteran’s organizations, the Dodge City Veterans of Foreign Wars, The American G.I. Forum, and American Legion. The council promotes patriotism and pride; aids less-fortunate veterans and their dependents; promotes harmony among member organization; and observes designated national holidays to honor veterans. The Avenue of Flags is an organization managed by the Veterans Council to organize and conduct annual events honoring veterans at Maple Grove Cemetery. In addition, they maintain the flagpoles at the cemetery, each of which were erected in memory of a veteran. The Avenue of Flags is raising funds to purchase and install additional flagpoles and flags for a newly planned cemetery road, to be named Bob Hughes Boulevard. The road, which recognizes Hughes' many years of volunteer service to the organization, will require many additional flagpoles and flags to grace the boulevard. Bob Hughes was also a retired Victory Electric lineman. During his time at Victory Electric and after his retirement in 2009, Hughes served as the chairman of the Avenue of Flags in Dodge City.
Wheatland Electric’s Cram the Van food drive program started six years ago in response to an appeal from cooperative members who wished to have a method to help other members within their own communities. The big, red Cram the Van van travels each fall to several communities across western and central Kansas including Holcomb, Tribune, Great Bend, Scott City, Caldwell and Conway Springs collecting donations and non-perishable food items. In the six years since the program began, just under 100,000 pounds of food has been donated to local food banks in the city/county in which it was donated.