2018 First Annual Putt Putt Fundraiser
This year, we began a new office tradition of hosting a Putt Putt Tournament Fundraiser. The purpose: to raise a donation for Sophie’s Place, one of our clients. Sophie’s Place, established in loving memory of singer and songwriter Sophie Barton, brings music therapy spaces and services to children’s hospitals around the country, enabling young patients battling all kinds of ailments to experience the healing effects of music. Already operating at Primary Children’s Hospital, Sutter Children’s Center, and Cardon Medical Center, the organization has plans to expand in several states through the coming years.
The 9-hole course was designed and provided by 9 incredible sponsors – Van Boerum and Frank and Associates, Henriksen Butler, Ideacom, Reaveley Engineering + Associates, Spectrum Engineers, BHB Engineers, Envision Engineering, David L. Jensen & Associates, and Wadman Corporation. Each of these sponsors was tasked with creating a golf hole within their assigned location at the TSA Office, and their creativity and imagination provided a one-of-a-kind course! All kinds of materials could be found – lights, tracks, massive rocks, remote control cars, tunnels, training toilets, building materials, and actual putting greens that – thanks to the engineering behind them – could not possibly have been more structurally or mechanically sound.
With sponsor contributions as well as entry donations, we were able to raise on the order of $3000 for Sophie’s Place. We are so incredibly grateful for the support from our friends and colleagues – what a fantastic outcome.
The finale to our event was a raffle with a host of prizes provided by our sponsors including gift cards to various eateries and shops, a top-notch hiking backpack, bleach trays and teeth whitening, 2 Eames molded side chairs, an Odyssey putter, a football signed by Steve Young, and more.
Many sponsors have already begun planning for next year’s event – and we have several ideas of our own to make this annual tournament bigger and even better too.
Thanks to all who sponsored, donated, and participated – we’ll see you next year!