Boise – The Ada County Highway District hosted its 15th Annual Charity Golf Tournament at The Club at Spurwing, raising $160,000 for Operation Warm Heart.
Operation Warm Heart is a non-profit organization that provides emergency assistance with non-repayable grants to offset financial hardship and crisis situations for active duty, Army and Air Force Reserve and National Guard personnel, their families, and civilian personnel at the Mountain Home Air Force Base and in the local area. The charity provides assistance for financial hardship, travel, food or bills after service members have exhausted other options.
Each year, an ACHD committee choses the recipient charity for the annual tournament. This year, in light of Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter’s proclamation that 2016 be recognized as “The Year of Idaho’s Military Families”, Operation Warm Heart became an obvious choice.
This year, more than 144 golfers participated.
“This is for such a good cause, and it’s an honor to volunteer every year as part of this event,” said ACHD Commissioner Sara M. Baker, who helped run the putting contest. “We are grateful for the amazing and generous ACHD staff who volunteer their time and have made this the highest grossing ACHD charity golf tournament ever.”
The charity golf tournament included two patriot sponsors, the Micron Foundation and the Julius C. Jeker Foundation. There were also four major sponsors: Holland & Hart attorneys, Jacksons Food Stores, St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center, and Van Auker Companies.
“It’s good to see the enormous participation from the business community, said ACHD Commission Vice President Paul Woods. “It’s amazing what we can do when we all come together to further an important cause like this.”
Golfers competed in 18 holes of golf, as well as a closest to the pin contest, and longest drive competition. The results are as follows:
“The Annual golf charity demonstrates ACHD employees’ dedication and commitment to provide excellent public service to our community, and giving back to the less fortunate in community exemplifies this mission," said Steven Price, ACHD General Counsel and the organizer of the event.
The staff and members of The Club at Spurwing hosted this year’s tournament