Giving Back: In Our Communities

4th Annual Ag World Golf Classic

12:00PM | June 14, 2017 | Canyon Lakes Golf Course

Would you like to be part of an exciting day of golf with friends and ag industry leaders? Do you want to provide support to local families in need? You can do both by joining us for the 2017 Ag World Golf Classic.

3rd Annual Ag World Golf Classic

Columbia Basin Area businesses and golfers turned out in numbers for the 3rd Annual Ag World Golf Classic on June 13 at the Canyon Lakes Golf Course in Kennewick, WA, helping to raise $64,813 for the Spokane Ronald McDonald House to support the House’s mission to provide temporary housing to families whose children are facing a medical crisis. The event attracted 93 business sponsors and donors and 108 golfers, including 6 Platinum sponsors: 3 Rivers Potato Services, Agri-Stor Northwest, Oregon Potato Co., Integrity Ag, Suberizer, Inc. and Ag World Support Systems.

“We’re thankful for the generous support of the many sponsors and contributors who helped make the tournament a huge success and fun for the participants,” said Warren Henninger, Chair of the event. “We like to see all of our sponsors and golfers having a good time, but our main purpose is to raise funds for the Ronald McDonald House.”

The Ronald McDonald House provides a home away from home for families who need to travel to receive medical treatment for their child. When a child is seriously ill or injured, Ronald McDonald Houses allow the family to stay in close proximity to the hospital where their child is receiving treatment in order to keep the family close together at this difficult time.

All golfers who participated in the tournament were given a tee gift bag and a tournament hat. The tournament kicked off with a contest for participating potato growers with prizes from Syngenta and Agri-Stor Northwest given away totaling over $3000. Participants were also treated to lunch, snacks and contests on the course provided by Lydig Construction, Suberizer, Inc., McCurley Business Elite, Lithia Auto, Washington Ag Network, and the Ronald McDonald House.

The event concluded with awards, door prizes and a make-your-own sundae bar. Four lucky golfers won the chance to sink a hole-in-one for $50,000. Though no golfer won the prize, everyone had a great time.

Mike Forness, Executive Director of the Spokane Ronald McDonald House, was in attendance with several RMH staff members. “We are truly grateful for the generosity of the potato growers, processors and ag-related businesses that continue to attend and participate in the Ag World Golf Classic year after year. This tournament has raised over $160,000 in the last three years, which has changed the lives of many of our house residents.”

The 4th Annual Ag World Golf Classic is scheduled for Wednesday, June 14, 2017. If you would like to attend or sponsor the event, click for more information or call Warren Henninger at 509-760-2662.