For the second year in a row, I was invited to be the Honorary Chairperson for the Habitat For Humanity annual golf outing. This is called The Home-In-One Golf outing, that is played at the incredible Portage Country Club in west Akron. What an honor!
This is the third year for this outing, and it has been fun to watch it grow in both the number of golfers, and the overall feel of the tourney. Year one, we had about 70 golfers, last year around 90, and this year a near perfect number 124 in the field, all playing a four-man scramble event.
This is a first class charity event held at one of the nicest golf courses around, the beautiful Portage Country Club. Yes, it is very private, but it lends itself perfectly for an event like this. Playing there certainly is a treat, and if you ever get a chance to play an event there, or simply to play there, take it. It is worth every bit of it.
The staff at Portage are amazing, serving up great food for lunch and dinner for us golfers on a spectacular tree covered outdoor patio. They made all feel incredibly welcome, and make you want to come back and join them again if you are so lucky.
The staff too from Habitat put on a really great event, even if it's only in its third year. They want to make sure that players have a great time, and spend the day smiling, and making you look forward to next years outing even before you tee off in this years outing. Wonderful door, and auction prizes that get better each year. This is a nice confluence of groups of good people getting together for a great cause to raise thousands of dollars for Habitat and the wonderful work that they do throughout Summit County.
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Our team consisted of Ray Horner Morning Man from our AM station 1590 WAKR, and Dan Deely from our Smooth station 107.3 The Wave's morning show. And me from Wynn And Wilson from 94.9 WQMX. We take great pride in supporting local charity as a company at the Rubber City Radio Group and as individuals. We shot about 6 under for the day, a far cry from the big prize of 17 under or so that won. But we played, and and had a great time with our very capable caddy from the club, Rich, who gave us great advise and cheered us on all day long.
Make it a point to play in this outing next year if you can. It is a great chance to have a great golf experience, and meet some terrific people along the way. All supporting people worth supporting. Habitat for Humanity of Summit County.
Proud to be with them on this really nice event. Looking forward to next year already.