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The Second Annual Charity Golf Tournament 
benefiting The Children’s Place was a huge success!

Congratulations to the winning teams!
1st Place Prime Lending
Billy Bagron, Ben Braendel, Ryan Hewitt & Jason McCourt 

2nd Place FedEx Express
Dave Niebert, Billy Sauthoff, Jimmy Shaw & Tracey Watkins

Women’s Longest Drive: Daelyne Ford
Men’s Longest Drive: Billy Bagron
Women’s Closest to the Pin: Kelsey Slough
Men’s Closest to the Pin: Ryan Hewitt 

The funds raised at this event will allow children to receive much-needed care and begin their journey towards healing. Your generosity ensures that our Valley’s children who suffer abuse have a safe place to be heard and a place to be helped.

On behalf of The Children’s Place Board of Directors, Staff and Clients, I want to extend my deepest gratitude for your support and participation in the 2nd Annual Keller Williams & First Rate Financial Charity Golf Tournament benefiting The Children’s Place. Without generous and thoughtful people like you, we could not provide all the services we do to help children who experience trauma.

Your support of our charity golf tournament ensures we can continue to offer hope and healing to children and families impacted by child abuse and neglect. Your support is also a much needed and a very encouraging boost to our staff and agency partners who remain on the front lines to serve children and families every day.

Your contribution and participation made this event a success! We realize that businesses, non-profits and families are struggling under the weight of this pandemic. Simply saying “thank you” just doesn’t seem to be enough to truly convey just how much your support means to us. Please know that each of you who sponsored, bought a team, and volunteered countless hours, and for the vendors who donated supplies, air time on the radio, graphic design – all of you have a dear and special place in our hearts. We are so very grateful for your support.


Michelle Bayless
Executive Director
Please take a moment to recognize and show your support to the following sponsors, volunteers, and teams, and also the vendors who donated items to help us with this tournament. These folks gave time, money and goods to us, and we now ask you to give back by saying thank you, supporting their businesses and recognizing that they are great supporters in our Mat-Su Community.

                                                                  Special thanks and recognition to:

Sponsors: First Rate Financial, Guild Mortgage, Lithia Dodge, Yukon Title, Army National Guard, Al Bowler State Farm, Denali Refuse, First National Bank, Alyeska Title, Century 21 MILCONNECT, Rain Proof Roofing, New York Life Mark Schmeling, Prime Lending, Mat-Su Sea Hawkers, Mat-Su Title, Big Black Rubber, Stevens Glass, Lake and Peninsula Air. 

Volunteers: Angela Grabar, McKenzie Andrews, Mark Babbitt, Zach Sission, Mark Schmeling, Stephanie Peevey, Kaleigh Pannone, Kayla Green, Rylee Rudd, Jenny Schwartz, Scarlett Lesley, Tara VanOrsdal, Vanessa DaVid, Vicky Urbina.

Teams: Alaska DTS, Alaska USA Mortgage Company, Alaska Waste, Army National Guard, Blueberry Farms, Bob Todd Pevan/ Wasilla Boys, Century 21 MilConnect, Elite Real Estate Group, First Rate Financial, First National Bank, Guild Mortgage, Jack White, Jacobson Home Group, Jimmy Shaw/ FedEx Express, Jonathon Rodriguez, JT Miller, Kibe Lucas Team, Lithia Dodge, Lynden Transport, Mat-Su Sea Hawkers, Pannone Engineering Services, FDG Construction, Pediatric Dentistry of Alaska, Prime Lending, Rain Proof Roofing, Sean Mulhern Keller Williams, Valley Business Machines, Victoria Roberts EXP Realty and First American Title.

Vendors: Impact Signs Alaska, Photography by Leah Lund, Settlers Bay, Accent on You Marketing, Khitz, Alpha Media, and Hatcher Pass Radio.

From the bottom of our hearts we thank you all so very much! You have made a wonderful difference in our community and you are all champions in our book!

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