Apache Junction Food Bank golf tournament sets fundraising record of $74,019

It was a beautiful December day in the desert when 192 golfers stepped up to the tee boxes on the Dinosaur and Sidewinder courses at the Gold Canyon Golf Resort & Spa for the benefit of the Apache Junction Food Bank. By the end of the day, the fifth-annual tournament had raised a record $74,019 […]

USPS food drive May 14 to benefit Apache Junction Food Bank

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Golfers, sponsors raise $48,000 for Apache Junction Food Bank

A record number of golfers and sponsors raised more than $48,000 at the recent Third Annual Apache Junction Food Bank Golf Tournament hosted by the Gold Canyon Golf Resort.
Food bank president Joan Clair thanked residents and businesses for their generous support.
“The tournament was a sell-out and resulted in a fundraising record for the food bank. The generosity of our local supporters was overwhelming and will be an enormous help to us in feeding hungry families in the East Valley this holiday season.”
Major sponsors included Antrim Air, Jacob Gold & Associates, Right Away Disposal and Resolution Copper.
The 192 participants were rewarded with a beautiful sunny day, perfect golf conditions on both the Dinosaur and Sidewinder courses, and what golfer Herk Maldanado called, “the best run tournament I have ever participated in.”
In addition to prizes for the top golfers, the event included 40 silent auction items (all sold) and more than 90 raffle prizes – all donated by individuals and businesses in local communities.
Ms. Clair credits the golf staff at the Gold Canyon Resort for “a wonderful job of planning and managing our tournament. The resort has always been a great friend of the food bank.”
Editor’s note: Betty Bowes is the public relations representative for the Apache Junction Food Bank.