For Immediate Release
Towanda, PA – Flynn Energy recently held its 6th Annual Charity Golf Tournament at the Towanda Country Club on Friday, June 3rd, 2016. Since the tournament’s inception it has raised an estimated $70,000 in charitable proceeds. Last year’s event raised $10,500 for a local resident Kelly McNally who is suffering from renal kidney failure.
This year’s event benefit recipient was Sarah Evans. Sarah has been plagued by serious medical issues since she was eight years old. She is now 21 and has been diagnosed with a disease called “primary scoliosis colingitis”, which has affects her liver. She has been terribly ill for several years and is currently in need of a liver transplant. Fortunately for Sarah, she has found a matching donor. All the proceeds from this year’s tournament will go to Sarah to help defer the high costs of her transplant. The total amount raised has not yet been released, but the company plans to present Sarah with the donation at a future event.
Like most years the tournament kicked off with 40 teams participating. Flynn Energy president EJ Flynn made a few opening remarks thanking his staff, and inviting his guests to enjoy their day on the course. A generous lunch was served as players made the turn while live music was performed by Justin Raynor.
Following the event tournament contestants gathered in the clubhouse to collect door prizes and hear the closing remarks made by Mr. Flynn.
Flynn thanked each of the event sponsors, the club staff and his own staff. Team skins were awarded in the amount of $413.00 to Energi for a 2 on number 2, Cabot Gas for a 2 on number 5 and West BBQ for a 2 on number 4. Each team graciously donated its winnings back to the fundraiser for Ms. Evans. The winner of the longest drive was Thomas Coleman, who collected a brand new putter donated by TruBlu Golf.
Finally, the winners were announced and the unveiling of the Flynn Fuel Cup was unveiled. Each year Flynn intends to present the winning team with the Fuel Cup where they can get photos with the trophy. The team’s name will be engraved on the cup, and each member will receive a plaque. This year’s winners were Doug Smith, Mike Adams, Scott Hawley and Mark McClure.
“Each year the tournament rises even more in popularity. This year we reached full tournament capacity within days of announcing the date.” EJ Flynn said, “Unfortunately we can only hold so many players on a course at once, but we are considering the idea of expanding the tournament in the future. Once again it was a huge success, and we couldn’t do it without the support of so many people’s efforts.”