Towanda, PA (June 4, 2021) — When Flynn closed ceremonies on its 9th charity golf tournament two years ago, nobody thought they’d have to wait 727 days before teeing off once again. But that’s exactly what happened after the global pandemic put the tournament on hold.
All of that was forgotten on the morning of June 4th, when a cheerful EJ Flynn, staff, tournament sponsors, and golf teams tee’d off at Towanda Country Club.
With more excitement than usual, they were ready for the fairways and greens, good food, and the opportunity to support a local organization. This year the benefit raised money for Child Hunger Outreach Partners in Towanda, a local organization whose mission is to eradicate childhood hunger through food pantries and community action.
“I can’t tell you how good it feels to be back,” said Flynn, who started Flynn Energy back in 2008. “It’s difficult for me to even put into words how important it is that we support our community. My staff, the club, and our incredibly generous sponsors know the value of this. It’s all about the people we help. This year it was CHOP, and it was an honor to support them today.”
The 10th anniversary was a big one, led by platinum level sponsors Williams Companies and Oil States Energy Services.
The day began with a traditional gun salute performed by veterans from the Towanda VFW Post 1568, followed by some opening remarks from EJ Flynn and club owner and PGA professional, Joe Acla, who outlined the rules for the tournament scramble.
Beers Auto ATV/Pine Grove Trucking took home first, followed by a team from Allison Crane. Midland Asphalt and Beauty and the Beard followed in a tie for third.
CJ Walters won the 50/50 raffle, a total of $600 and donated it back to CHOP. William Blaisure and Neal Wayne won a rifle and shotgun, respectively. Matt Lee, part of the winning team, also won a Yeti cooler in the cornhole contest.
In skins, winners Stevensville Autobody and Beauty and the Beard won a total of $1,250, donating it all back to CHOP.
In a very generous gesture, Stevensville Auto Body, sponsor of the putting contest, donated $4,000 to CHOP as the day’s activities came to a close.
Flynn began a new tradition on its 10th anniversary with the “Broken Club Award”, represented by a broken club head and awarded to the last place team. With a laugh, it was presented this year to a team from Consolidated Resources.
Huge thank you to all of our sponsors: Williams Companies, Oil States Energy Services, Stevensville Auto Body, Wayne Township Landfill, BCF Consulting, Mansfield Crane, Mountain Energy Services, TruBlu Putters, First Citizens Community Bank, Southwestern Energy, Towanda VFW Post 1568, Shannon Clark (Century 21), M.R. Dirt, Costy’s Energy Services, and Cargill.
Flynn Energy is a home heating oil, propane and commercial lubricants supplier located in Towanda, Pennsylvania, delivering to Bradford County and surrounding areas. As a locally-owned and operated company, Flynn regularly gives back to the community with customer breakfasts, Veterans Day events, charity golf tournaments, and more.