Joe Evans Classic a success

Thanks to all who helped make the Joe Evans Classic for Omega House a Great Success!

June 8 was a picture perfect spring Keweenaw day for the Omega House 11th Annual Golf Outing. The Joe Evans Classic, which took place at the Michigan Tech Portage Lake Golf Course, was a great success and benefit to Omega House, providing end-of-life care in the Keweenaw. The outing was organized by Deb Young, and Carol Pfefferkorn, with help from members of the board and a team of Omega House volunteers. This year’s winning team bested its last year’s score, when for a second year in a row, Mike, Kyle and Brett Hauswirth came in with a resounding 55.

We want to thank everyone who helped and who came out, including almost 90 golfers who participated; Mark Maroste and his staff at the Portage Lake Golf Course, and sponsors of this year’s golf outing: Ameriprise Financial, Inc.; Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital; Aspirus Keweenaw Home Health and Hospice; The Daily Mining Gazette; Keweenaw Brewing Company; Portage Health; Portage Health Home Care & Hospice; Range Bank; and Rukkila/Negro and Associates, CPA, PC. Additional business support came from Antila Funeral Services; C. M. Morris Contracting; Central Vac International; Copper Country Ford; DP Construction; Keweenaw Automotive; Keweenaw MLS; Jonathan M. Luse, Sr., CPA; Michigan Tech Campus Store/University Images; Michigan Tech Credit Union; Michigan Tech Portage Lake Golf Course; Penegor Lumber, Inc; RE/MAX Douglass Real Estate; Salon by Michelle; StateWide Real Estate of Houghton; Superior National Bank; and Warm Rain. An additional outpouring of in-kind support in the way of prizes came from Scott Bershing; Bodies in Balance; By Nature; Central Vac International; Einerlei; Family Video; 5th & Elm; Gemignani’s; Greywaller’s; Habanero’s; Hairsmiths; J. Jukuri; Kangas Caf; Kirkish Furniture; Maggie’s Spa; Michigan Tech Portage Lake Golf Course; Nutini’s Supper Club; Suomi Bakery & Restaurant; Sandy Sutherland, Joanie Baron, and Annette Lawrence; U.P. Laser Engraving & Gifts; Vollwerth’s Meats; and Ziebart.

Finally our heartfelt thanks to Omega House volunteers Shelby Hamer and Nancy Johnson; and Kiwanis Key Club members Marika Abbott, Renee Anderton, Isabel Sharp, Emily Linn, Ceci Wallace, Cheyenne Hughes, Hannah Bershing, Aubrey Zachal and Rachel Chard, who took time out after finals to volunteer their time.

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Carol Pfefferkorn

Outreach/Events Coordinator

Omega House