Daniel L. Smith Director of Development Quakerdale (641) 497-5294 x1272 DLSmith@Quakerdale.org
2017-18 Quakerdale Eagle Basketball Season to Close Early
(New Providence, IA) – Quakerdale announced this week that the 2017-18 Quakerdale Eagle Basketball season will be closing early due to a shortage of players. Mark Schroeder, Quakerdale Eagle Basketball Administrator, said, “With the withdrawal of several students over the past few weeks, we will not have enough players to field a team or maintain a viable program for the 2017-18 season.” He continued, “We are NOT closing the program, simply withdrawing from this year’s season.”
When asked about the circumstances surrounding the decision, Schroeder sighted the unexpected resignation of the 2016-17 coach, the resulting late hire of their current coach, and several administrative processes that were waived in an attempt to field a team for 2017-18. The Eagles will give a full refund to the players who remained with the program, and will be working on their behalf to place them in other programs as soon as possible.
Quakerdale began their post-secondary basketball program in 2010. Since its inception, Quakerdale Eagles have graduated more than 50 student athletes and currently have 24 actively participating in college basketball at all levels. Eagles Basketball is designed to help athletes who want to attend college, get the exposure they need to secure a scholarship from a Community College, or Division III, II, or I University. Quakerdale’s unique emphasis of using the program to grow students as athletes, and in the disciplines of academics, leadership, and spirituality makes it stand out from many other opportunities offered across the US.
Questions, or for more information, contact:
Mark Schroeder Quakerdale Eagle Basketball Administrator 26866 County Hwy S55, Box 8 New Providence IA 50206 (641) 497-5294 MSchroeder@Quakerdale-Basketball.org
30th Annual Lennox/Quakerdale Invitational Pro-Am Golf Tournament Raises $110,000 for Iowa Youth and Families
(Marshalltown, IA) – Quakerdale announced today that the 2017 Lennox/Quakerdale Invitational Pro-Am Golf Tournament raised $110,000 to support their work with Iowa’s youth and families. This year’s event marked the 30th year that Lennox Industries Inc. and Lennox International Inc. have partnered with Elmwood Country Club to help raise funding for Quakerdale’s youth and family services.
An idea that was conceived in 1987 and first held in 1988 with a goal of raising $2,000 (which actually raised $12,000), has raised a total of $1,873,000 in it’s 30 year history.
104 amateurs, including Lennox executives, dealers, suppliers from all around the US and Canada, joined 26 Iowa PGA Professionals, celebrities Chuck Long, Bobby Hansen, Gary Thompson, Andy Garman, and Celebrity Professional Jerry Smith from the Champions Tour to play 18-holes of golf at Elmwood Country Club in Marshalltown. The day concluded with an awards and dinner banquet where Quakerdale was presented with a check for $110,000. Guest speaker Jon Janke (a 2017 graduate of Quakerdale’s Promise Academy) spoke of the impact Quakerdale’s program had on his life and thanked those attending for providing the funding necessary to keep this ministry going.
TEAM WINNERS (Par 70)
Tied for 6th place with a team scores of 61 were:
Brian Houchin, Normal, IL,
Jack Huether, St. Louis, MO
Mike Wood, Newton, IA
Doug Young, Richardson, TX
Nate McCoy, Iowa Golf Association, Ankeny, IA
Pete Kelly, Marshalltown, IA
John Miller, Rock Falls, IL
Larry Slauson, Robins, IA
Tom Sommers, Cleveland, OH
Mark Lemon, Airport National Golf Course, Cedar Rapids, IA
Jayme Honkomp, Peosta, IA
Gary Nystrom, Boone, IA
Scott Roberts, Niceville, IL
Christopher Serpe, Kenosha, WI
Dave Ranney, Lamoni Golf & Country Club, Lamoni, IA
Mike Bryant, Shawnee, KS
Bill Lawless, Eldora, IA
Scott Stalzer, Marshalltown, IA
Dan Webber, Marshalltown, IA
Jay Horton, All Star Pro Golf, Iowa City, IA
Tied for 3rd with a scores of 60 were:
Bill Carlson, Dallas, TX
Lee Eft, Polk City, IA
Chuck Long, Ames, IA
Steve Williams, Monticello, IA
Chris Black, Hickory Grove Country Club, Oelwein, IA
Lance Horbach, Tama, IA
Todd Karr, Montour, IA
Tony Giannetto, Marshalltown, IA
John Meyer, Dyersville, IA
Greg Dingel, Veenker Memorial Golf Course, Ames, IA
Tied for 2nd with a scores of 59 were:
Gary Bedard, Richardson, TX
Abie Chadderdon, Marshalltown, IA
Paul Liddell, Sidney, OH
Steve Meyer, State Center, IA
Sean McCarty, Brown Deer Golf Club, Coralville, IA
Les Lyons, Cassville, MO
Erick Peterson, Johnston, IA
Leroy Olson, Marshalltown, IA
Dan Weis, Fenton, MO
Sam Zoske, Elmwood Country Club, Marshalltown, IA
This years’s winning team finished with a team score of 58
John Cain, Calgary, AB, Canada
Scott Follesé, Crystal, MN
Marty Hardon, Tama, IA
Dick Tesar, Rhodes, IA
Ben Wollam, Elmwood Country Club, Marshalltown, IA
A big “Thank you” to all who participated in this year’s event, worked behind the scenes, served on the tournament committee, donated or provided goods and services. We look forward to “seeing you” again next year!
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Photos courtesy of Tom Apgar, Apgar Photography Studio, Marshalltown, Iowa
Jerry Smith 2017 Lennox/Quakerdale Invitational ProAm Golf Tournament Celebrity Professional
(Marshalltown, IA) – Quakerdale announced today that PGA Champions Tour Professional Jerry Smith will be their celebrity professional for the 30th Annual Lennox/Quakerdale Invitational ProAm Golf Tournament.
Jerry was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He is a graduate of Baylor University, and currently resides of Scottsdale, Arizona. Jerry is the fourth generation in his family to participate in the golf industry. He credits his father, a course superintendent for more than 35 years in Oskaloosa, Iowa, for getting him involved in golf. Jerry and his wife Jennifer have two daughters, Giavanna and Olivia.
Jerry’s PGA accomplishments include a win at the 1991 Waterloo Open Golf Classic, an Asian Tour win at the 1998 Guam Open, and a Champions Tour win at the 2015 Encompass Championship played in Chicago llinoisL. His 3rd place finish at qualifying school this year has earned him exempt status on the PGA Champions Tour. This is Jerry’s third year on the Champions Tour and he is highly regarded by his peers.
Jerry Smith will be inducted in the Iowa Golf Hall of Fame on June 13th. On June 14th and 15th he will be joining the participants at the 30th Annual Lennox/Quakerdale Invitational ProAm Golf Tournament at Elmwood Country Club in Marshalltown.
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Conceived in 2015, the event is designed to help expand awareness, increase online email subscriptions, and invite people to join their work as a volunteer, donor, or legacy supporter (leaving a legacy through a planned gift). The 2015 Quakerdale Winter Classic results for Quakerdale alone included an increase of 23 time in web traffic, more than 392,000 impressions on 71,000 plus Twitter accounts, nearly doubled their online subscriptions, and had 161 participants (100 from Iowa, 60 from the US, and one international).
“This year is lining up to be something really special” said Dan Smith, tournament director. “We cannot thank Beaver Hills Country Club enough for stepping up and hosting this year’s event. I’m excited to see what God is going to do through this virtual golf tournament to position some awesome charities to do amazing work in 2017.” The event is open to the public. If you would like to support one of these charities, you can contact them using the information provided below their listing.
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