The Men’s IronOaks Niners’ 5th Annual Fundraiser supporting the Hamilton High Boys Golf Team (HHGT) raised $2,755 for the HHGT through the use of the Chandler Unified School District (CUSD) Tax Credit program. The funds will offset the HHGT expenses for traveling to and at their future tournaments. The Niners have raised, cumulatively, over $9,600 in the five annual events.
Steve Kanner, HHGT Coach, worked with the event organizer, David Mork, who garnered support from the Board of Directors of the Niners; the Oakwood Pro Shop, the Stone & Barrel restaurant, SunCountry House Watch, and Western State Bank to make the event a success. The event was held on the IronOaks Lakes course. The Low Gross of 32 for HHGT was recorded by freshman Mahanth Chirravuri, who has verbally committed to play at USC. Many of the eight HHGT players shot par or better, and three of them have played the event for more than three years in a row. After the round, SunCountry House Watch/Peter Meade, a Niners member, hosted the HHGT and all the Niners with beverages and 24 hot pizzas from the Stone & Barrel restaurant. They were delicious! Western State Bank/Dave Ouradnik, a Sun Laker and a member of the Bank’s management, provided gift cards from the Pro Shop which were awarded to the HHGT top three players and the closest to the pin on the par 3s. The game of the day was a low net event for Niners. Niners Low Net winners were as follow: Flight A: Jerry Richards, Flight B: David Mork, Flight C: Jack Cook and for Flight D: Bill Lacey. CTPs went to Mark Moberg and Mac Hall.
The event was a lot of fun, and the smiles on the faces of the HHGT and Niners players told it all. Thanks again to those who played and contributed, and especially to those Niners who were unable to play but made contributions anyway. Coach Kanner also expressed his thanks to the Niners for their contributions. On behalf of the Niners, David thanked the HHGT players and coach for taking the time to play while they were on spring break. They showed us how to hit the ball, drive the green and putt for an eagle, just like the PGA pros. We hope to see the graduating seniors on the college teams and wish them much success in their golfing or academic career. As the PGA slogan goes, modified for the HHGT team players, “These kids are good.”