The Golf Tournament a HUGE Success!!!

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I am pleased to tell you all that the 2005 Roanoke Valley Fire Fighters MDA Golf Tournament was a huge success raising a little over $3600 for MDA. Everyone involved should be very proud to have doubled the funds raised from last year. We ended up with 33 teams who were up early and began playing in the rain. However the rain did not wash out the enthusiasm of the golfers and it stopped 2 holes into the tournament. I would personally like to thank Rob Johnson and Charlie Adkins from Salem’s Local for all of their hard work and determination. Those guys truly know what it is to be a brother and rise to the challenge of raising money for this great cause. I would also like to thank the sponsors:
Acute Designs Inc.
Advance Auto
Arrington’s Sports Awards
Authentic Construction
B.T.’s Tax Service
Back to Basics Family Physical Therapy, PC
Blue Ridge Rescue Suppliers
Circuit City
Classic Image Day Spa Clinic
Freedom First Credit Union
Garden City Grocery
Jordan’s Custom Framing & Art
National City Mortgage
Play it again Sports
The Heart Team
U.S. Food Service
WalMart (Salem)
Westlake Heating & Air
Starline Medical
Outback Steakhouse
Firehouse Subs
Dick’s Sporting Goods
Machine Magic

A special thanks to The Heart Team for coming out to the tournament and hanging out with all of us all day. We appreciate their presence on Hole #10 and hope to see them next year.

Through our sponsors support we are able to put on this great event. I hope that these sponsors return next year to raise even more funds for the MDA.
The teams were mostly groups of local firefighters, however this year we had our biggest turnout yet of outside teams. Some of these teams represent Companies dedicated to our cause and donate through sponsorship, a team, door prizes, food, personnel. The company’s that were present as a team were:
Westlake Heating & Air
Arrington Sports Awards
Commonwealth Used Equipment
Mitchell Service Center
The other teams were made up of Firefighters from Roanoke City, Salem, Vinton, Roanoke County, and Danville.
Thank you to all of the assistance we had from the non golfers who helped drive beverage carts, cook and take pictures. The Hooter’s girls were an added bonus for us. They were unable to attend last years tournament and I heard about how I really needed to get them out there this year. Well they really pulled through for us this year. They raised about $400 in door prize ticket sales and seemed to have a really good time. We really appreciate thgenerositysity.
And so I will say that it was once again a blast to put on this tournament for everyone. I have to say that I did not hear a single complaint this year, which means that you did something right or the firefighters are eating or dead. So cheers to us, all of us, who get together each year to play a sport that none of us are good at and try to look professional.

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