The winning team from First Option Bank of Paola/Spring Hill posed for a team shot before accepting their first place trophy. Pictured are Chris Toman, Kevin Brown, Gregg Lewis and Mark Roberts.
One of the several women’s teams that took the course at the Pathway To Hope golf fundraiser. Pictured are Beth Guhl, Penny Glass, Eileen Thomas and Susie Lacie.

Monday, May 21st was a day like most days this Spring…except it wasn’t. That day Pathway To Hope held its 8th Annual Golf Fundraiser and it couldn’t have made a better day to pick. The sun was shining, a cool breeze was blowing and the Sycamore Ridge Golf Course in Spring Hill, Kansas was in shape to give the golfers a great time.

“Supported by over forty sponsors and contributors including McDonalds, Olathe Fiat, Kenny Thomas Olathe Toyota, Sir Speedy Printing of Olathe, Sporting Kansas City and so many others (complete list in related article), our event was one of the best we’ve ever had,” said Gregg Herbert, golf committee chair. “We had over seventy golfers that really had a fun time and walked away with some great gifts and awards. The food was terrific too! I’m hoping the experience will make this a must-do event on each golfer’s annual activities list.”

The results of this year’s golf fundraiser made the day look even brighter. “Our net proceeds to support the important work of Pathway To Hope totaled nearly $9,200.00, a 57% increase over our 2011 result. That’s just great,” said Herbert.

“I really want to thank the golfers for supporting us,” said Sharon Lawrenz, executive director. “I always appreciate an opportunity to see old friends and meet new ones. And, I also want to give a big ‘thank you’ to all the volunteers and committee members that worked so hard to make this such a great event. It couldn’t have been any better.”

With good feelings and a real enthusiasm for the future, Pathway To Hope has set the date for 2013. On Monday, May 20, 2013 we’re going to do it again, only bigger and better. “Put it on your calendars and we’ll see you on the course,” said Lawrenz.