4th Annual KBF Golf Event – June 21, 2013
Not sure what happened this year … we started off hosting a golf tournament and ended up having a huge birthday party. This year’s tournament fell on what would have been Kaeden’s 11th birthday, so what a better way to celebrate than with a big birthday party with over 200 of our closest friends.
The day started off with over 200 bright orange birthday balloons being released … what a sight! The tournament was officially started with fireworks set off from all four corners of the course … so much for a “shotgun start” and the golfing began. The birthday theme didn’t end there, with a “photo booth” on the course, as each team got to put on their favorite dress up costume, act as silly as they wanted while the camera was running …. some of these pictures will NOT make it to the website, sorry … LOL.
Since this WAS a golf tournament and with the picture perfect weather, three teams managed a 15 under par score and obviously we take the golf seriously, so we sent the teams out for a 3 hole playoff … are you kidding … we just pulled a name out of a hat. Congratulations to Mike Beernick, Tim Beernick, Bobbie Toms and Jeb Aarts, as this year’s grand champions.
As everyone was enjoying the delicious roasted pork and beef dinner, it was time to get down to business … and as always, one of the highlights of the night was the announcement of this year’s KBF $5000 Scholarship winner. Congratulations Allison Nickels, you are a very deserving winner and of best of luck next year in your university studies. As every year, our corporate friends come to the table “big time” with generous donations for our silent and live auctions, and it because of this generosity that we seem to meet our goal year after year. A big THANK YOU to everyone who donated!
Ending the day and keeping with the birthday theme was the Kaeden Surprise auction item …. a 3 foot tall Spider-man pinata, and yes, it was a huge crowd favourite. As everyone enjoyed a piece of birthday cake from the four tiered, 2 feet high amazing birthday cake, we announced the silent auction winner and called it a day.
THANK YOU to all who were able to enjoy this day with us. It was a birthday party that Kaeden would have loved and I’m sure he was smiling down on us all day long. HAPPY BIRTHDAY KAEDEN, we love and miss you!