Team ERCO, winners of the Mid-State Foundation Sand Valley Golf Outing in Nekoosa on August 5. Pictured, from left, are Dean Kaetterhenry, Dan Paulsen, Josh Dhein, Mark Skibba and Shayne Frazier.
August 17, 2020

Mid-State Foundation Sand Valley Golf Outing raises nearly $5,000

August 17, 2020

Golfers in the community again tested their skills on one of the area’s most sought-after courses during the third annual Mid-State Sand Valley Golf Outing on Aug. 5. Thirty-five golfers on seven teams competed for a good cause on the 17-hole par-3 Sandbox course, raising close to $5,000 in proceeds to help fund Foundation scholarships, grants and emergency funding for students through the school year. 

Tying for first place in the competition were the Solarus and ERCO teams. Both shot 41 on the par-51 course, requiring one step of Sand Valley’s tie-breaking rules to determine team ERCO the winner. Other winners at the event included Josh Dhein, from Team ERCO hitting a hole-in-one on 15, along with the many sponsors and volunteers who generously gave of their resources and time to support students.

“Due to the uncertain times we are all facing with the COVID pandemic, we were extremely excited to able to continue the tradition of playing such an amazing course to benefit students with scholarships and grants,” said Jill Steckbauer, director of Mid-State’s Foundation & Alumni. “It was a fun and relaxing day for players and volunteers alike, all for a good cause, and the views of the courses were incredible,” she said. 

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