Blattner Family Foundation Golf Tournament Raises $46,000
More than 180 golfers participated in the 14th annual Blattner Family Foundation Golf Tournament Fundraiser, raising $46,000 in donations for the Avon Fire Department and Albany Fire Department in central Minn.
“Every year, the generosity of the people and companies that support this fundraiser astonishes me,” said Henry Blattner, senior estimator at Blattner Energy and the primary organizer of the tournament for the Blattner Family Foundation. “The success isn’t just measured by the funds raised, but also by the camaraderie of the two towns and surrounding communities in support of their local fire departments.”
Sponsors and donations this year raised $46,000, with approximately $2,000 of it raised by the Albany Police Department and Avon Police Department. More than 90 companies donated to this event. Major sponsors were Columbia Gear, Blattner Energy, Inc., and Cobb Strecker Dunphy & Zimmermann, with each company contributing $2,000 or more. Since 2001, the Blattner Family Foundation Golf Tournament Fundraiser has raised more than $475,000 for the Albany Fire Department and Avon Fire Department.
“This tournament was a lot of fun and it was all for a good cause,” said John Blattner, CFO at Blattner Energy. “Even though there isn’t a prize for the winners, there was a lot of friendly competition going on amongst big-hearted people.”
Almost 45 teams participated in the tournament that was held at the Albany Golf Club on Aug. 10, 2015. The tournament featured an option for golfers to take strokes off of their score by making an additional donation, and there was also a skills completion at various holes in the categories of closest to the pins, longest putts, and longest drives.
Thank you to all the companies, golfers and volunteers that made this a success, and congratulations to the winning team of Bill Bosch, Mitch Means, Tim Engeldinger, Ryan Hemmingsen, Joel Alberts and John Blattner.