WEDF Golf Classic a Success



Golfers and volunteers braved heat and humidity in August to raise nearly $14,000 for the Western Equipment Dealers Foundation. The golf course was in great condition and everyone had a great time in spite of the weather.

The Foundation was formed to provide funding for charitable purposes related to the shortage of properly trained technicians for our equipment members. The Foundation’s mission is to continue our support for the WEDA Industrial and Farm Equipment Technician Program at OSU Institute of Technology, and to establish scholarship programs at post-secondary education institutions for deserving students and member employees interested in pursuing a degree program relative to the equipment industry.

Here are the results of our golf event:

1st place, Flight A

Tax Favored Benefits Team

Tax Favored Benefits (left to right) – David Wentz, Vance Wentz, Connor Knabe, and Corey Knabe.

2nd place, Flight A

Diversified Financial Team

Diversified Financial (left to right): Brett Ehlers, Troy King, Mark Dutton, and Eric Golwitzer.

1st Place, Flight B

Federated Insurance Team 1

Federated Team 1 (left to right): Nate Stroup. Brad Parrack, Scott Ryals, and Chris Mars.

2nd Place, Flight B

Green Wave Team

Green Wave Technology (left to right): Mike Young, Toby English, Mat Dresslaer, and Kelsie Simpson.

Long Drive – Ladies – Rachel Sterbenz
Long Drive – Men – Vance Wentz
Longest Putt – Kelsie Simpson
Closest to the Pin – David Martens

The Foundation gratefully acknowledges these sponsors who contributed substantially to the event:

 Hole in One Sponsors: Federated Insurance
                                       Seigfreid Bingham, P.C.

Beverage Cart Sponsor: Foley Equipment

Cart Sponsor: AgDirect

Hole Sponsors:

Ag Direct
Alpha Media
Coleman Equipment Inc. & Kubota Tractor Corp.
Creative Sales Solutions
Diversified Financial Services
Fern Exposition & Event Services
Green Wave Technology
KanEquip, Inc.
Kansas Farm Bureau
McNair & Spangler
Tax Favored Benefits

Donors: P & K Equipment

Signs and banner generously donated by: Fern Exposition & Event Services

Special thanks go to Terryl Lindsey and Terry Killman of OSUIT and Greg Russell and Loretta Russell of A.C. Printing who provided valuable volunteer assistance to help make the event run smoothly.

The WEDF Golf Classic is the major fundraiser for the Western Equipment Dealers Foundation. In the meantime, the Foundation can accept donations – large or small – at any time. Gifts are tax-deductible as charitable contributions. For information, contact WEDA at 800-762-5616.


Written by the Western Equipment Dealers Foundation


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