Sokaogon Chippewa Community News

Golf Outing Raises Funds for Recovery Week

By Kimberlee Soldier, Chairperson, Community Coalition of Forest County
As we are limited in the things we can do with friends during the pandemic, and that we really need to be mindful of social distancing, James Polar, Sr., and I organized the Odd Couples Golf Outing as a way to raise funds for the Recovery Week prevention efforts in Forest County – and for everyone who loves to golf.
We received great donations from area businesses, including six beautiful prize boards from Snow River Wood Products and a one-of-a-kind chainsaw wood carving made and donated by Tony Alvarez from Lac du Flambeau.
The Outing was held last Saturday, and thanks to everyone’s generosity, James and I presented a donation of $400 to Holli Denton and Mary Thornton, members of the Community Coalition of Forest County.
We thank all of the golfers, and congratulate these winners:
Division A Winners: 1st – Dean Van Zile and Denise Smith-LaBine, 2nd – Charlie & Amanda Van Zile, 3rd – Augie Van Zile and Kimberlee Soldier, 4th – Pete McGeshick III and Dori McGeshick, 5th – James Polar, Sr., and Nicole McGeshick, 6th – Carl Van Zile and Yvette McGeshick, and 7th – Huggie and Agnes Brown.
Division B Winners: 1st – Bob and Sara, 2nd – Tom Kenote and Una Ross, 3rd – Bill George and Corissa Ackley, 4th – Chad Frank and Missi Rosio, 5th – Thomas “Tommy Boy” Van Zile and Guadalupe Cisneros, 6th – J.R. Holms and Linda, and 7th – Gog Van Zile and Mariyah Tuckwab.
Both divisions had teams with the highest scores and the winners are Dillon Polar, Emily Prince, and Art and Artie Van Zile. Carl Van Zile won the prize for Closest to the Pin on Hole #6 and received the beautiful chainsaw wood carving.
James and I are very grateful for the wonderful volunteers and businesses that helped us this year: Sokaogon Chippewa Cenex, Mole Lake Casino & Lodge, Charlie’s Lake Metonga Resort, Flowers From the Heart, Tricia’s Treasures & Bistro, Schaefer’s IGA, Yeti’s Drive-In, Kerrie’s Style Shop and Jessica Jacobson.
Volunteers during the event were Nellie Soldier, Junior Hausser, Keshia Thorbahn, Valerie Swanson and her daughter Delilah. A huge thanks to Quig’s Maplewood Golf Course in Pickerel for hosting the event.
This event is the first of many to come, and we had a great start with 24 two-person teams participating. We wanted to even the odds a little, so we had male and female teams, as we thought this would also help people who don’t golf much feel more comfortable and have fun.
It was a great day – the weather cooperated and the golf balls sailed through the air!
Thank you to everyone who participated!! We can’t wait for next year’s event!