KFB Foundation Raises $13,000

The Kansas Farm Bureau Foundation hosted its 3rd Annual Benefit Golf Classic last week at Colbert Hills Golf Course in Manhattan.

Due to the participation and support of 152 golfers and 41 sponsors, more than $13,000 in net proceeds will be used by the Foundation to help fund programs and scholarships aimed at strengthening agriculture and the quality of life in Kansas through agricultural education, youth leadership programs, safety programs and crime prevention activities.

Claiming top honors in the "net-score" competition of the four-person scramble was a team representing the Kansas Press Association. After handicaps were factored in, the team of Terry Craig, Wellington Daily News; Jay Lowell, Concordia Blade-Empire/Beloit Daily Call; John Settle, Larned Tiller & Toiler; and Doug Anstaett, Newton Kansan, won with a round of 16-under-par. Second place was recorded by the team of Carl Gasper, Everest; Gayle Carlson, Atchison; Keith Olsen, Horton; and Tom Simmer, Hiawatha. A team representing Chiliís Grill and Bar from Manhattan and Kansas City claimed third place honors.

Three teams recorded a 10-under-par score of 62 to tie for honors in the "gross-score" portion of the event. After a tie-breaker, the following places were awarded: First place ó Jarrod Cochran, Shawnee Mission; Pat Davie, Holton; Russ Otte, Gardner; and Jon Roberts, Gardner; Second place - Dauane Briggs, Meade; Curtis Crosson, Hutchinson; Matt Thomas, Meade; and Tim VanDonge, Hutchinson; and third place to the Kansas Press Association team.

Major sponsors for the tournament included: Milliman & Robertson, Inc; Kansas State Bank; Enterprise Rent-A-Car; Briggs Auto Group; ChoicePoint; Chiliís Grill and Bar; Farm Bureau Financial Services; Sykes Enterprises; Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company; FB Services Insurance Agency; INTRUST; Southwestern Bell Telephone; Western Associates; Commerce Bank; FBL Financial Group; Sprint Business Markets Group; Lane Marketing Group, Inc.; Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company; LabOne; Coca-Cola and Blueville Nursery.

The nonprofit KFB Foundation has awarded more than $50,000 in grants to help strengthen agriculture, rural Kansas and the quality of life in our state since its establishment in 1998.