And the winners are…
…the people who need and receive services from the Red Cross of Northeast Ohio every day. They will benefit by the generosity of more than 100 golfers who took part in the annual Red Cross Cup at the famed Canterbury Golf Club on June 12.
The golfers endured 90 degree heat, and in fact, some seemed to thrive under the blistering sun.
There was a long-drive contest, with GolfTec sponsoring the Doppler Radar that measured the distance of each drive. Alex Chappel won the women’s competition, hitting a drive 181 feet. In the men’s bracket, Steve Barnes took first place with a drive of 299 feet.
There were two brackets of competitive play. The winners of the Scramble Bracket were Jay Davisson, Sean Hennessy, Ed Thompson and Bill DeSantis, who shot a 61 playing the best ball on each hole.
And the winner of the 2017 Red Cross Cup, topping the Competitive Bracket with a score of 78 was Robert Phillips.
But as mentioned at the top of this article, the real winners are the people of Northeast Ohio, who are displaced by disasters like home fires and flood waters. The money raised by events like the Red Cross Cup help provide services such as initial financial assistance, to help keep families together as they seek shelter after being driven from their homes.
Thanks to our generous sponsors, including Presenting Sponsor Home Savings, Caddie Sponsor Donley’s, and Breakfast Sponsor Return to Golf, a program of the Northern Ohio Golf Association Charities and Foundation.
And we thank the generous donors of silent auction items, including a Florida Shark Diving Adventure, donated by Bucket List Adventure Company Ohio.
Looking forward to the 2018 Red Cross Cup!
Click on our Flickr page for an album of photos from the 2017 Red Cross Cup.