Wisconsin FFA Foundation celebrates 2016 Golf Outings’ success$26,000 raised to advance agricultural education and FFA programs in state
MADISON, Wis. [August 4, 2016] – The Wisconsin FFA Foundation is excited to announce the results of another successful round of summer golf outings. The three 2016 events raised $26,000 to support agricultural education and FFA throughout Wisconsin.
On July 11, the 2016 Northwest outing took place in Eau Claire, followed by the Northeast event in De Pere on July 12 and the Southern outing in Prairie du Sac on July 25. The support for FFA was clear. Nearly 90 area businesses, agricultural organizations or individuals donated their resources as hole sponsors or through in-kind items, while 240 golfers attended the three July events.
The proceeds from the combined golf outings contribute significantly to the Foundation’s annual fund, a vital source of financial provision for FFA programs. During the 2015-16 year, the Wisconsin FFA Foundation’s annual fund supplemented 27 Proficiency Award areas, Career Development Events and Speaking Contests. It also significantly aided in the 2015-16 state officer team training and leadership training materials.
“There was such a positive, contagious energy at this year’s golf outings,” says Sara Schoenborn, Wisconsin FFA Foundation executive director. “All three events were a great success! It’s because of generous agricultural advocates around the state that we can continue to truly advance the mission of the Wisconsin FFA organization through these outings.”
Mark your calendars for the 2017 Wisconsin FFA Foundation Golf Outings: Northwest – July 17, Northeast – July 18 and Southern – July 24. For more information on registration and sponsorship opportunities, watch the Events tab at www.wisconsinffafoundation.org.
The Wisconsin FFA Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) organization, unites individuals, organizations and companies who share a common interest in the advancement of agriculture and community leadership through FFA. You can support today’s FFA members by supporting the programs that have been core tenets of the FFA: proficiency awards, career development events, state FFA degrees, sectional leadership workshops, scholarships, chapter awards, agri-science fair, state FFA convention and state officer support. Learn more about the Wisconsin FFA Foundation and sponsorship opportunities by visiting www.wisconsinffafoundation.org.