5th Annual Ag World Golf Classic
Raised over $91,000 to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities Inland Northwest
Hosted by Simplot, Lamb Weston, McCain Foods, Potato Growers of Washington, and Ag World Support Systems
Together We CAN Make A Difference
Area agriculture producers, processors and industry businesses rose to the challenge and set a new event record by raising over $91,000 to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities Inland Northwest (RMHC) at the 5th Annual Ag World Golf Classic held on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at Canyon Lakes Golf Course in Kennewick, Washington. Through the generosity of our 105 Sponsors/Donors and 144 golfers this year’s event was a huge success!
The Ag World Golf Classic has donated more than $325,000
over the past five years to the RMHC. This tournament is part of Ag World Support System’s campaign to make a difference in the community by supporting the Ronald McDonald House's mission to strengthen local families and promote children’s health. Ag World Support Systems was joined by co-hosts Simplot, Lamb Weston, McCain Foods, and Potato Growers of Washington making this event possible.
The tournament format was the same as in years past with an 18-hole scramble which included great food and fun with barbeques along the course, all generously provided by hole hosts: Lydig Construction, McCurley Business Elite, Suberizer Inc., Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Ronald McDonald House Charities Inland Northwest, and Washington Ag Network.
This year, to encourage golfers to give generously, the Ag World Golf Classic partnered with the RMHC to provide a raffle. Prizes included four box seat tickets to a Washington State University football game donated by Zimmatic by Lindsay, a signed football from the Seattle Seahawks, rounds of golf, and overnight hotel accommodations, to name a few.
Mike Forness, Executive Director of the RMHC in Spokane, Washington said, “Throughout the past 30+ years the Ag World Golf Classic is the most significant community fund raiser we have ever seen. This year’s support from the Ag World Golf Classic will provide over 2,400 nights of lodging for families with ill children in a home-like setting. We could not do this without great partners like Ag World.”
Founder of Ag World Support Systems and Ag World Golf Classic, Warren Henninger said, “What an exciting day for all who participated in this fun filled event! We are humbled by the ongoing generosity of golfers, sponsors, donors, and hosts. We are also grateful for organizations like the Ronald McDonald House Charities who serve our communities in such an incredible way. Ag World is honored to support such a worthy cause!”
Next year’s event is set for June 12, 2019 at Canyon Lakes Golf Course in Kennewick, Washington. Mark your calendars for this incredible charity event!
Photos from the 5th Annual Ag World Golf Classic can be viewed in our 2018 photo gallery.
To God Be the Glory!