The annual CTA Golf Classic was held in September at Eagle Rock Golf Course in Billings, MT. Over the last few years, the money raised by staging the tournament has aided local educational and charitable goals. This year, the beneficiary was once again Newman Elementary School.
The goal of the 2014 tournament was to help supply Newman’s kindergarteners with school-furnished iPads that they can use through their third grade years. Money was raised through individual and team registrations, hole sponsorships, and through the sale of four-packs of mulligans. CTA donated a catered lunch of bratwurst and hamburgers from local eatery Tiny’s Tavern.
“Everyone that comes out has a lot of fun, and it feels great to be able to help the local community any way we can,” CTA project manager Mike Glassing, who coordinates the event, said.
With almost 40 participants, this year’s CTA Golf Classic netted $2,120 to put toward iPads for Newman Elementary. Newman principal Travis Niemeyer, who plays in the tournament, said the boost his students get in their education due to having the iPads is sometimes astonishing, and it really makes learning fun while providing an advantaged early education.
Concludes Glassing: “Many thanks to all who participated. We hope to see you again next year!”
Main image: CTA Associate Principal Brad Sperry (second from right) and architect Shannon Peterson (far right) present a check to Niemeyer (far left) and others from Newman Elementary.
Inset image: A joint CTA/Newman golf team included (from left to right): Niemeyer; Newman special education teacher Nick Ottoy; architect Wayne Picard of CTA’s Gillette, WY, office; and Sperry.