Last week the Mid-Illinois Chapter of the American Red Cross held their first ever golf outing.
There is a misconception that the Red Cross receives government funds to help them, however, Executive Director of the Mid-Illinois chapter, Carl Baker explains they do not. He explains the golf outing was a great success and all the money raised will go to help the victims of disasters around the area.
The event also featured a great prize selection. Baker says they had a guaranteed prize of cruise tickets, sporting events of the winners choice, and a few raffle items. They also saw some great hole in one prizes, although no one was able to come away one.
The first year event saw around 45 golfers take part. Baker says the event cost this year was $150, which covered golf, lunch, some giveaways, drinks, and dinner.
Bakers says for a first year event, things ran rather smooth and he says all indications are the event should return for another go around next year.