Hitting the links for United Way

Ashley Tuttle, Safety Intern, Nekoosa Mill

The Nekoosa United Way Campaign Committee held a golf scramble on September 27, the first of what will become an annual event.

A golf scramble is a type of tournament where each player tees off on each hole. The best of the tee shots is selected and all players play their second shots from that spot. The same is done for the second and third shots, until the ball is holed.

The game was open to all employees, retirees and guests, and featured several “fun holes” that offered a chance to win various prizes. People could also choose to attend just the dinner that followed the tournament.

The event was a huge success, with over 100 golfers and some 40 vendors. Nearly $5,000 was raised for the United Way. All the participants had a great time, and it was a joy to see everybody come together and show their support and generosity for such a great cause.

Don Carlson, a United Way board member and a Fourth Hand on #2 Paper Machine at the Nekoosa Mill, extended a big ‘thank you’ to all participants on behalf of the United Way Foundation. “The amount of money raised was fantastic, and I can’t wait for next year’s scramble,” said Don.

Tom Weidman, #9 Paper Machine Assistant Superintendent, was one of the organizers of the event, and added, “The outing was great, and I am impressed at how we exceeded our goals. I think that next year’s event may be even bigger.”