100 Holes of Golf is an annual fundraiser sponsored by the Evergreen Rotary, where local nonprofits connect, enjoy the beauty of the Evergreen Golf Course, and raise money to support each of their causes. The event helps increase awareness of the great work being done by nonprofits in Evergreen and bring the community together to support them.
Seniors’ Resource Center participated, along with 17 other local nonprofits. All of the nonprofits were allowed up to five teammates who play 10 balls per hole for 10 holes. The participants from each nonprofit use Evergreen Rotary’s website platform to advertise for this event and seek donors to sponsor each golfer.
Seniors’ Resource Center (SRC) had four golfers who made the most out of this opportunity with extravagant costumes and goofy attitudes. Nancy Hiester, on the far left above, dressed as a red M&M and never failed to launch the golf ball off of her tennis racket or hockey stick. Tom Mills, the next SRC golfer over, brought the humor and competitive edge as he owned his nurse persona. Monica Roers, SRC’s CEO, also enjoyed the day with her bird costume and used an array of objects to get her golf ball in the hole. Finally, Nancy Tzeng, Director of SRC-Evergreen, laughed through the day with a tutu and a ball launcher borrowed from her dog.
The SRC team managed to be the last nonprofit on the golf course after a fun day bonding with each other and with other members of the community. Nancy Tzeng, who not only works for SRC, but is also a member of Evergreen Rotary, said “There are so many nonprofits in our area. 100 holes is a way for all of these nonprofits to get together in an organized way. 93% of the funds raised goes back to the nonprofits, and Rotary helps promote it. Each golfer raises money through family and friends.”
Tom, our enthusiastic nurse, said “100 holes is a great way to have fun and raise money for SRC.” The team of four did exactly that, raising almost $2,000 for SRC. This money raised for Seniors’ Resource Center will make a significant impact for the Evergreen community and beyond. SRC provides services to the growing demographic of older adults across the Denver Metro area and the community around Evergreen. Services include transportation, individual care assessments, in-home support, cleaning and minor repairs, companionship, volunteer opportunities, adult day programs and caregiver respite.
At around 11:40 a.m. the SRC team waved the golf course goodbye and made their way towards the banquet on the upper deck of Keys on the Green. These hard working and caring people sat together for an hour or so, ate burgers and lemon bars, and discussed how they, as members of nonprofits, can make the world a better place.
Article and pictures by Hannah Mitchek.