This year marked the 48th Annual CTA Golf Classic held at Eagle Rock Golf Course on Friday, Aug. 25. For this year’s tournament, we made the decision to “double down on the arts,” as design architect Joel Anderson so eloquently put it. Therefore, the tournament committee selected Alberta Bair Theater Education Program as its primary beneficiary. Both Alberta Bair and CTA are committed to providing access to the arts to children and their families in our community!
Though every year is special, the 2017 CTA Golf Classic will be one to remember. For the first time in recent memory, inclement weather reared its ugly head! A random — yet thankfully quick — storm came from the north around the 15th hole, dumping rain (much needed after a fire-heavy summer) and gusting 40-50 mph winds. Though a few of our outdoor tents were casualties, the storm did not deter the (27) four-person teams from finishing their rounds.
As usual, an impressive group of vendors, contractors, and clients showed support via hole sponsorships, and raffle and flag prize donations, and many joined us for the day on the links. In all, the 2017 Golf Classic raised over $12,000! The majority of the funds went to the Alberta Bair Theatre Education Program, with the remainder allocated to support a CTA team member in need. At CTA, living by the Golden Rule is so much more than a simple mantra uttered in marketing materials — we are one big family and always rally around our team members.
Without this group of dedicated CTAers, the CTA Golf Classic wouldn’t be possible. A big thanks goes to Brandin Mills, Allyn Jorgensen, Madeline Rajtar, Nikki Angell, Shannon Christensen, Toni Schneider, Ron Whitworth, Andy Meyer, Sarah Turner, Mallory Johnson, and Chris Linnell.
With another year in the books, the planning committee is already eager to discuss how we can make it better in 2018 — and it’s certain we will do just that!