The Sierra Schools Foundation celebrated another successful Swinging for the Schools golf tournament Oct. 5 at Plumas Pines Golf Resort.
Nearly 100 golfers enjoyed great weather, 18 holes of golf, and a steak dinner prepared by Sheri and Paul Roen. The annual event is the only fundraiser hosted by the nonprofit foundation that provides grant money to teachers in the Sierra-Plumas Joint Unified School District that gives school children the opportunity to experience the arts, state-of-the-art technology, and science and other field trips.
Winners were as follows:
Women’s first: Rhonda Grandi, Debbie Jaquez, Libby Ryan, Kacie Ryan
Women’s second: Janice Brady, Liz O'Brian,, Debbie DeAngeli, Kathy Diamond
Men’s first: Kyle Jaquez, Tyson Jaquez, Sam Staub, Dave Kulikowski
Men’s second: Matt Dawson, Matt Stannard, Nicole Stannard
Women’s longest drive: Libby Ryan
Men’s longest drive: Joel Armstrong
Women’s closest to the pin: Rhonda Grandi
Men’s closest to the pin: Joel Armstrong
The Fashionista Award went to the Taco Cats group: Jeffrey Barney, Joshua Barney, Robert Barney, and Barry Waddell.
SSF president, Jenna Holland, said the tournament could not have happened without the support of the many sponsors and expressed great gratitude to all, including major tournament sponsors: Gumba’s Family Pizza, West Orthodontics, and the Garrigus Family.
Tee sponsors and other donors include the following: A&B Precision Metals, Reno; Alamar LLC, Loyalton; Elizabeth and Thomas Archer, Sierraville; Vicki Barney, Loyalton; Bliss Photography, Reno; Bracher Woodworks Construction, Loyalton; Carol and Dwight Ceresola, Wine Glass Ranch, Beckwourth; Dickson Realty, Portola; Fillo Family, Downieville; John and Kay Genasci, Sparks; Glenn and Edith Jobe, Sierraville; Integrity Heating and Air, Chilcoot; LES Friday Night Live Kids; LHS Alumni 1966; Liberty Utilities, Reno; Los Dos Hermanos, Sierraville; Lost Marbles Ranch, Sierra Valley; McCormack Construction, Sierraville; NACOB-Sierra Hot Springs, Sierraville; Janet McHenry – Looking Up!, Loyalton; Norwegian Sasquatch Asso., Loyalton; Plumas-Sierra Cattlewomen; Riverside Inn, Downieville; Roberti Ranch Inc., Loyalton; Rotary Club of Loyalton; Sierra County Deputy Sheriff’s Association; Sierra Valley Feed and Ranch, Sierraville; Sierra Hardware, Downieville; The Valley House, Sierraville; Lee Walker, DDS, Loyalton; Why Knott Massage, Napa; and Allen and Mary Wright, Sierra City.
Those who donated gift certificates and other items for raffle prizes and the silent auction include the following: Atlantis Casino Resort, Reno; Wendy and Don Bergstrom, Loyalton; Bordertown, Reno; Janice Brady, Reno; Brewing Lair, Blairsden. Cabona’s, Truckee; Cocina de Oro, Downieville; The Club at Arrow Creek, Reno; Creekside Massage, Goodyear’s Bar; Downieville Day Spa; Downieville Grocery; Downieville River Inn; The Drifter’s Table, Loyalton; Eco Centric, Graeagle; Eldorado Resorts, Reno; Niecea Freeman and Patrick Wilson, Loyalton; Gilded Drifter Inn, Loyalton; Golden West, Loyalton; Graduate Berkeley; Graeagle Land & Water Co.; Gray’s Crossing Golf Course, Truckee; Harrah’s/Harvey’s Lake Tahoe; Doris Holm, Elk Grove; Matt Holm PGA, Palm Desert; Debbie Jaquez of Hair Faire; John Wayne Enterprises; Larkspur Café, Loyalton; Jeremy Litz; Los Dos Hermanos, Sierraville; Mama Fig Yarn and Art, Graeagle; Janet McHenry, Looking Up!, Loyalton; Megan Meschery, Sierraville; Tom Meschery; Nakoma Resort, Clio; Nicole’s Coffee Depot, Portola; The Nugget Casino Resort, Reno; Old Greenwood Golf Course, Truckee; PJ’s Restaurant, Reno; Plumas Pines Golf Resort, Graeagle; Rhonda’s Lil’ Frosty, Loyalton; Salon Glow, Reno; Sierra Hot Springs, Sierraville; Sierra Nevada Journeys, Portola; Sierra Valley Home Center, Loyalton; Sign Dimensions, Napa; Status Golf, Reno; Sundance Books & Music, Reno; Tahoe Mountain Club, Truckee; The Valley House, Brendan McCormack, Sierraville; Vicki’s Desserts, Vicki Barney, Loyalton; Whitney Peak Hotel, Reno; Mary and Allen Wright, Sierra City; and Yuba Expeditions, Downieville.
More information about The Sierra Schools Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, can be found at its website: www.sierraschoolsfoundatio.org.