The Builders Association of Kosciusko – Fulton Counties (BAKFC) held its 23rd Annual Coats for Kids Community Outreach Golf Outing at Stonehenge Golf Course & Country Club in Winona Lake on Tuesday. BAKFC Members and their guests golfed to show their support in raising funds to purchase new winter Coats for Kids of families in need in Kosciusko, Fulton and Whitley Counties.
T.L. Jackson Construction’s team consisting of BAKFC Builder Member Bruce Jackson, daughter Elizabeth Jackson, and sons Ben and Luke Jackson defended their title for first place with a score of 53. Team RPM Supply’s William Maule, Kyle Champoux, Wes Knuckles and Andy Wolfe placed second, and Lake City Bank’s Kirtus Murray, Scott Bucher, Everett Nifong, and Cory McClarnon placed 3rd. Other tournament contest winners included Putting Contest Winner: Murray Bartel, Bartel Printing (Team Old National Bank); Closest to the Pin for Men: Jeff Moore (Team Fidelity National Title Services); Closest to the Pin for Women: Beckie Moore, Todd Realty (Team Fidelity National Title Services); Longest Putt for Women: Katy Berger, Leading Edge Fabrications (Team DB Polishing); Longest Putt for Men: John Perry, (Team Yoder Home Services); Longest Drive for Men: BJ Sutherland, Universal Contractors (Team Big C Lumber); Longest Drive for Women: Mindy Rethlake, Big C Lumber (Team Big C Lumber); and Straightest Drive for Men: Scott Bucher, Lake City Bank (Team Lake City Bank).
The Coats for Kids Community Outreach Golf Outing directly impacts the lives of young children from nineteen (19) elementary schools within Kosciusko, Fulton, and Whitley Counties. Since 1996, through the generous contributions of member and non-member sponsors and golfers, the Builders Association of Kosciusko – Fulton Counties has purchased over 7,000 new winter coats for school-aged children of families in need.