Area agriculture producers, processors and industry businesses gathered to give over $110,332 to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities Inland Northwest (RMHC), another amazing year for the Ag World Golf Classic hosted by: Simplot, Lamb Weston, McCain, Potato Growers of Washington, and Ag World Support Systems.
The charity golf tournament took place on June 14th at Canyon Lakes Golf Course in Kennewick, WA and June 16th at The Links at Moses Pointe in Moses Lake, WA. This second year in both Kennewick and Moses Lake was a great success. Through the generosity of the 94 Sponsors/Donors and 278 golfers it was another incredible year of giving to the House.
Not only does the Golf Classic generously raise funds, it continues to be a special way of honoring the Founder of the Ag World Golf Classic and Ag World Support Systems, Warren Henninger, who passed away in 2020. “We continue to be grateful for the generous support of the agriculture industry and our local communities as we continue to honor Dad’s (Warren) legacy of giving back to the House.” said Bryan Henninger (President & CEO of Ag World). The Ag World Golf Classic was born out of a vision Warren had to support families whose children are experiencing a medical crisis and need a place to stay while their child receives care.
The Ag World Golf Classic has donated $749,254 over the past 9 years to the RMHC. This tournament is part of Ag World Support System’s mission to make a difference in the community by supporting the Ronald McDonald House's mission to strengthen local families and promote children’s health.
The tournament format included a shotgun start with an 18-hole scramble which includes food, drinks, and giveaways along the course, as well as a foodtruck, all generously provided by hole hosts: JMC Enterprises, PNW Ag Network, CentiMark, RMHC, Yara, Agri-Stor Companies, and Ag World Support Systems.
Phil Harrison, Executive Director of the RMHC in Spokane, Washington said of the Ag World Golf Classic, “Thank you for your support, kindness, and generosity! We are so appreciative of you and what you do for our families! It was great to meet all the golfers and supporters of the tournament. The staff and I are so grateful to participate and be at the tournament.”
The excitement of the tournament’s success still lingers in the minds of those who worked tirelessly to see this event happen. Judy Henninger - Warren’s wife, Ag World Ambassador & Chaplain, and co-founder of the Ag World Golf Classic said, “God blessed the tournament again this year with amazing weather, attendance, and generous participation! We are thankful for our hosts, sponsors, donors, many golfers, and supporters who made this event such a huge success. Ag World is honored to support this worthy cause!”
Next year’s events are set for June 6, 2023 at Canyon Lakes Golf Course, in Kennewick, WA and June 8, 2023 at the Links at Moses Pointe, in Moses Lake, WA. Mark your calendars and join us at one or both locations!
To God Be the Glory!