Scholarship Golf Fundraiser Surpasses Amount Raised Last Year

The numbers are in! Iowa Grocery Industry Association members raised $69,950 for the Iowa Grocers Education Foundation during the 26th Annual IGEF Scholarship Golf Classic.

The golf event, which was held Wednesday, May 10, 2017, took place at the Otter Creek and Briarwood golf courses in Ankeny, Iowa.
Despite sporadic thundershowers that day, this worthwhile event was a big success. Not only was it lots of fun for everyone involved, the dollars raised will allow the foundation to award scholarships to deserving college students with ties to the grocery industry.

A total of 221 golfers participated in the event, contributing $3,530 to the IGEF by purchasing raffle tickets and taking part in putting contests.

Thank you to all who helped!

Thank you to our event sponsors and hole sponsors, listed below, for helping to fund college scholarships for the Iowa Grocers Education Foundation. A special thank you also to all the companies and individuals who donated golf balls and goodie bag items and to the many volunteers who helped the day run so smoothly. This event would not be the success it is without the dedicated individuals on the 2017 Scholarship Golf Committee, listed below.

Event Sponsors

Briarwood Club of Ankeny Lunch Sponsor:

  • Bernatello’s Foods

Putting Contest Sponsor:

  • Principal Financial Group

Grand Raffle Prize Sponsors:

  • Casey’s General Stores
  • Gino’s Foods
  • Green Mountain
  • Iowa Barnstormers
  • Iowa Events Center
  • Muscle Milk
  • Pepsi Beverages Company
  • R.G. Sales and Marketing
  • Scheels
  • Science Center of Iowa
  • ZICO Coconut Water

Hole Sponsors

  • Advantage Solutions
  • Anderson Erickson Dairy
  • Anheuser-Busch
  • Arctic Glacier USA
  • Atlantic Coca-Cola Bottling Company
  • Bernatello’s Pizza
  • Bimbo Bakeries USA
  • Burke Corporation
  • Bush Brothers
  • Capital City Fruit
  • Casey's General Stores
  • Cheese Pleasers
  • Chloe Wines
  • Coca-Cola
  • Coca-Cola North America
  • Cola-Cola Company
  • Constellation Brands
  • Des Moines Truck Brokers
  • Diageo
  • Dole Fresh Vegetables
  • Dr Pepper Snapple Group
  • E. & J. Gallo Winery
  • Fareway Stores
  • Farner-Bocken
  • Florida’s Natural
  • Frito-Lay
  • Hiland Dairy
  • Hussmann
  • Hy-Vee
  • Just BARE Chicken
  • Kemps
  • Kraft Heinz Company
  • Land Mark Products
  • Land O’ Frost/Wimmers
  • Lil’ Drug Store Products
  • Luxco
  • McCormick Spices
  • Mike’s Hard Lemonade
  • MillerCoors Company
  • Mondelez International
  • Mueller Yurgae Associates
  • Old Orchard Brands
  • Pepsi Beverages Company
  • Peter Pan Seafood
  • Pompeian
  • Premium Water
  • Sazerac
  • Seneca Companies
  • Simply Soothing
  • Unilever
  • Voss Distributing
  • Wells Enterprises
  • Wells Fargo

2017 Scholarship Golf Committee

  • Chairman: Bob Gostomski, Mueller Yurgae Associates
  • Elizabeth Baker, Atlantic Coca-Coca Bottling Company
  • Tim Byrne, Diageo
  • Doug Fallgatter, Fallgatter’s Market
  • Tom Farinacci, Frito-Lay
  • Rick Ferrell, Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits of Iowa
  • Todd Gean, Hy-Vee
  • Dick Giudici, R.G. Sales and Marketing
  • Bryan Greiner, Fareway Stores
  • Todd Keech, PepsiCo North American Nutrition
  • Joel McKibben, Acosta Sales & Marketing
  • Gary Munson, Kellogg Company
  • John Rasley, E. & J. Gallo Winery
  • Cy Schoonmaker, Advantage Solutions
  • Dana Sump, Casey’s General Stores
  • Tyrone Thiel, Crossmark Sales & Marketing
  • Jeremy Thompson, Sazerac
  • B.J. VanDerLinden, Fareway Stores
  • Gary Worrall, Fareway Store