The YWCA 5th Annual Swing FORE Shelter Golf tournament was held on Monday August 10th in Garrison. We had 54 golfers in this year’s tournament and a celebrity golfer. It was a beautiful day out on the course and the hospitality of Garrison Golf Course was wonderful. Board members volunteered for registration, prize distribution, and contest execution. We had a total of 6 sponsors for this event and many donors, with 2015 turning out to be a more successful year for our golf fundraiser than in 2013 or 2014. The YWCA exists in the Minot community because of the members and businesses that support us. Staff are able to provide case management services to homeless women and children, meeting with them once a week to come up with goals to strive for while they are housed at the YWCA. We have a safe, secure building where women can come to get back on their feet, find jobs, build confidence, and budget their money. We provide warm beds with bedding and pillows, running water for showers, laundry, and cooking. The women can job search and complete applications using our two community computers.The YWCA works very hard to keep the recidivism rate of women experiencing homelessness down. Our goal, with the support that each and every community member’s dollar and time provides, is to give women a chance to succeed and overcome some of the issues that they face. It is our hope that during and after the 60 days at the YWCA shelter the women will be on their way to self-sufficiency as productive members of society.
Thank you to the golfers, sponsors, volunteers, and donors who have helped the YWCA succeed within the Minot community and provide direct services to homeless women and children in Minot! Because of YOU we have served 74 women and children already this year, providing 1898 warm beds for the homeless to lay their heads. We appreciate the support.
Taking home the trophy and winning the 2015 Swing FORE Shelter Golf Tournament is… Debbie Currie, Sheryl Haugeberg, Laurel Weigelt & Liz Wolsky! Well done Ladies!
2nd Place: Cathy Janikowski, Angie Uhlich & Reva Palmer.
3rd Place: Clarissa Westby, Megan Stahl, Sara Leudke & Erika Kelly.
Putting Contest Winner: Sheryl Haugberg
Longest Drive: Reva Palmer
Closest to the Pin: Marlene Remilard
Longest Putt: Brittany Dahl
Thank you to all who participated and were involved in fundraising for the YWCA Minot Homeless Shelter. Bring on next year!