The 25th annual Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation Golf Classic hosted a silver anniversary to remember. Thirty-six teams supported the fundraiser for Nebraska Agriculture in the Classroom with a team scramble at the Hillcrest Country Club in Lincoln on Monday, July 24. Players from across the state came to support the work to help students learn about the importance of agriculture for food, fiber and fuel.
“We’re supporting the foundation because they do great work with Agriculture in the Classroom. I’m very impressed with how they interact every day with students in the classroom,” said David Briggs, CEO of WESTCO and foundation board member. “It’s a very good cause.”
Several players attending the tournament have supported the event from its inception and look forward to participating each year. It looks a little different than it did 25 years ago, but the mission continues to grow stronger each year, as well as the dollars raised: this year over $46,000.
“We love watching the teams enjoy the day together as they support the important work the foundation is doing,” said Lona Thompson, director of development for the foundation. “The funds raised from the event help expose kids to agriculture.”
While contributing to a great mission, the players were able to have some fun on the fairway, not only teeing off but playing games and participating in educational programming. Winners in each of three flights received recognition and prizes.
Farm Bureau Financial Services represented by Troy Stewart (left), Tom DeCook, Harrison Agenda and Max Kuhr.
WESCTO represented by David Briggs (left), Jeremy Wilhelm, Barry Benson and Gene Garrelts.
Douglas County Farm Bureau represented by Ryan Ueberrhein (left), Sean Corah, Brady Revels and Mike Valasek.