Wabash Rotary Club continues its tradition of kicking off the Wabash County United Fund campaign with a benefit Golf Outing on Sept. 18. The Golf Outing will begin with lunch at noon hosted by Miller’s Merry Manor with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. at the Honeywell Golf Course.
“The Rotary Golf Outing has been one of the premier golf events of the season,” stated Executive Director of the United Fund, Steve Johnson. “It is a lot of fun for golfers and it signals the official beginning of the United Fund’s fall campaign”.
Many individuals, groups and organizations in Wabash County work to improve the quality of life for all. The Rotary Golf Outing illustrates how “LIVING UNITED” can benefit the community. All proceeds from the event are donated to the United Fund, which in turn are invested back into the community through financial support to local non-profit agency programs. “These agency programs improve the health and wellness, educational achievement, financial stability and community spaces in Wabash County”, added Johnson.
This year’s hole in one sponsors are Dorais Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Brandt’s Harley- Davidson with insurance coverage provided by Beauchamp and McSpadden. David Dorais’ passion for the annual United Fund kick-off stems from his prior involvement with the United Fund as Campaign Chair and member of the Board of Directors. When he joined the Wabash Rotary Club and was asked to be involved in the golf outing Dorais stepped up to help. Since then, Dorais has been instrumental in the success of the golf outing for twenty years. Along with David Dorais, Art Jasen, Brad Farlow, Tom Frank, and Christine Flohr have also been actively involved in the yearly event.
Wabash County United Fund Board President, Daryl Evans stated, “Thank you, Wabash Rotary Club and all of the golfers for supporting the United Fund. Wabash Rotary’s enthusiasm always creates a great beginning to our campaign. Working together, the Wabash Rotary Club and the United Fund continue to demonstrate that by working as a team we can make Wabash County just a little bit better place to live, work and raise our families.”