A return to Downingtown Country Club was welcome as host to the MAFDA Annual Golf and Scholarship Classic held on June 17th, 2015. Forty eight golfers were greeted with exceptional weather, a unique golf gift, an opportunity to win the coveted MAFDA Golf Trophy, and raffle prizes available to all including electronic devices, and a large screen TV.
Our sponsors surprise us each year with their generosity, this year was no exception. ND Industries and Lubker Distribution shared the Event Sponsor honor, Stelfast rewarded any hole in one effort with LOTS of cash (unfortunately no winners, but many were close), Fall River Manufacturing again sponsored our grand prize of a large screen TV, and R & D Fasteners outdid even last year’s effort by again producing the FINEST industry specific trophy’s. All Electronic Hardware and Rockhard Tools sponsored the much endeared beverages, and Lee S Johnson Assoc. was the grateful ‘at the turn’ sponsor.
Thank you sponsors – you are why our golf outing is consistently heads and shoulders above the rest, we truly appreciate everything you do for the association.
YOU ARE THE BEST!
The golfers also came out to play. Team Murty Associates (Tricia Murty, Brian Eakins, Ken Schneeloch, and Brian Caldwell) took home the coveted first place trophies, while team Lee S Johnson Assoc. (Lee Johnson, John Conte, Dan Carr, and Joe Lantezzi) finished second. Third place went to team Lubker Distribution (Rick Lubker, Jim Carrigan, Rick Yanni, and Glen Hanson). Ed Johnson Jr. (Johnson American Fastener Co.) took home the cash on hole three by beating all other participants in the play for cash closest to the pin competition. In addition to trophies, the winning teams were provided spending cash at the pro shop, as were winners of the Long Drive competition, and closest to the pin(s). Lots of winning, lots of smiling faces!
The golfers however weren’t the only ‘winners’. As in the past, the MAFDA appeals to ALL who participate and make sure winning is EASY. The raffle prizes provided by Fall River Manufacturing kept everyone ‘in play’, and ALL in hopes of winning the coveted large screen television ‘Grand Prize. Congratulations to this year’s winner Jason Webster (North East Fastener Corp.). ‘Thank you’ hardly covers our appreciation for all who attended. Your generosity and support of the association and scholarship fund is all inspiring.
Why we do what we do – the true PURPOSE of the MAFDA Golf and Scholarship Classic
It’s for the kids, it’s for giving back to the industry that has served us all so well, it’s to make sure education remains at the forefront, it’s in appreciation and honor of your contribution to the industry, it’s our responsibility and hopefully our legacy.
This year’s award class was one of the finest we’ve seen. All applicants were highly qualified, highly motivated, and exceptional individuals doing exceptional things for their community. The award decisions were hard, but we were honored and humbled by the responsibility.
The final results were released at the Golf and Scholarship Classic. Our Congratulations to scholarship award winners Kaitlyn Amoresano (Kanebridge Corp), Jessica Bielefield (Smith Assoc.), Danielle Callahan (Guidon Corp.), Dean Hanson (The Hanson Group), Chelsea Jones (Guidon Corp.), Jessica Peterson (Guidon Corp.), and Marissa Schneeloch (McCormick assoc). A special thank you to one of our past winners, Nataysia Hatfield (Specialty Resources) for visiting and speaking of her college experience and how scholarships like that from the MAFDA provide essential resources needed to continue her educational pursuits.
We are inspired by, and proudly support all of the award winners.