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Area agriculture producers, processors and industry businesses rose to the challenge and set a new event record by raising $91,487 to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Inland Northwest at the 5th Annual Ag World Golf Classic held on Wednesday, June 13th at Canyon Lakes Golf Course in Kennewick, Washington. Through the generosity of 118 Sponsors/Donors and 144 golfers this year’s event was a huge success!
Ag World Golf Classic presented this $91,487 check to the Ronald McDonald House Charities Inland Northwest last month after finalizing all donations. This donation was made possible through the incredible generosity of sponsors, donors, and golfers.
(L-R): Mark Ray Jr. (Board President, ); Ag World Support Systems: Judy Henninger (Administrative Executive); Warren Henninger (Founder/Chairman); Ronald McDonald House Inland Northwest: Michael Forness (Executive Director)Ag World Golf Classic was born out of a vision to help families with children who have severe medical needs. Warren Henninger, Founder/Chairman of Ag World Support Systems, caught the vision to host a Columbia Basin event to support the Ronald McDonald House Inland Northwest in Spokane, Washington. Having a grandson born with many medical needs heightened his desire to help families in similar situations. After several years participating in golf tournaments in the province of Manitoba, Canada for the Ronald McDonald House Canada, Warren decided to host a similar event here in the Inland Northwest. This vision is called the Ag World Golf Classic.
Through the generosity of our sponsors, donors, and golfers, the Ag World Golf Classic has donated $325,967 over the past five years to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Inland Northwest. The 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. This year, Ag World Support Systems was again joined by co-hosts Simplot, Lamb Weston, McCain Foods, and Potato Growers of Washington to help make this event even greater than past events. The Ag World Golf Classic continues to be a fun event enjoyed by everyone.
The Ronald McDonald House Charities Inland Northwest provides temporary lodging, comfort and support for families with children receiving medical services in Spokane, Washington and supports related efforts to improve children’s health in the region. This year, RMHC is building a new facility just across the street from its current location to serve even more families.
Mike Forness, Executive Director of the Ronald McDonald House Inland Northwest in Spokane, Washington said, “We are able to support so many families because of the help of generous donors from the Ag World Golf Classic! On behalf of the families and children that stay at the Ronald McDonald House we say ‘Thank you Ag World’! We see your family values, work values and church values as major reasons this fundraiser is so successful.”
The excitement of the tournament’s success still lingers in the minds of those who worked tirelessly to see this event happen. Warren Henninger, Founder/Chairman of Ag World Support Systems, and Founder of the Ag World Golf Classic said, “The tournament was again blessed with great weather, attendance and generous participation! We are grateful to our hosts, sponsors, donors, many golfers and supporters who made this event such a huge success. Ag World is honored to support this worthy cause! To God Be The Glory!”
Next year’s event is set for June 12, 2019 at Canyon Lakes Golf Course, in Kennewick, WA. Mark your calendars for an even bigger event! Registration opens January 2019 at AgWorldGolf.com