The Sixth Annual Braham Area Committee for Kids (B.A.C.K) Golf Scramble Tournament on Sunday, June 24, raised funds, awareness and crowned champions at Bulrush Golf Course in Rush City.
The tournament is an addition to the fundraising efforts of the organization whose goal is to provide athletic and physical education fields and recreational areas to the Braham Area School District and community.
Using the theme “Field of Dreams” this group has set about to raise funds for the purpose of adding two baseball fields, two softball fields and physical education and recreation areas.
After 18 holes of golf a winner was determined. The champion team had proudly turned in a great score of 58; the winning team included Eric Rysdam, Chris Piha, Mike Piha and Jacob Peteson. The second place team with a score of 59 was Steve Smith, Josh Smith, Ralph Tellefsen and Ian Blaine.
Golf Coach Ed Melcher recognized the 2012 Braham Girls & Boys Golf Team members who were present and participated in the tournament.
Dinner and a live auction capped off the afternoon along with drawings for a long list of door prizes. They had the privilege of having Braham native, Noah Dahlman, present and they auctioned off two of his jerseys; one from his college basketball team Wolford, and one from his professional team in Macedonia. There were over 80 businesses and individuals that donated prizes. A special “thank you” goes to Smith’s Auction for doing a terrific job.
“The success of an event like this can be measured by many things – the number of participants, amounts of funds and fun raised, sponsorships gained and number of volunteers involved,” organizers said. “By all accounts this event was a great success! Ultimately, it is the funds raised for ‘the field of dreams’ that may impact the community for years to come and for that reason the committee would like to thank all the participants, the sponsors, all the volunteers, Bulrush golf course and the entire community for their support.”