The Odessa Record -

By Kelsey Scrupps
President, Friends of the Pool 

Night golf a success for Odessa's pool

 

September 19, 2019

Courtesy photo

Organizers of the night golf fund-raising event held at Odessa Golf & RV by the Odessa Friends of the Pool. Back: Kimberly Ryan, Raye Scrupps, Kaylie Aaland. Front: Sara Dirks, Blayne Albertson, Alyson Wilson and Kelsey Scrupps.

On August 16, the Odessa Friends of the Pool (FOP) hosted the 12th Annual Night Flyer Golf Tournament at Odessa Golf & RV. The night was a huge success, raising over $8,000! Funds were raised through sponsor donations, raffle ticket purchases and entry fees. With 16 teams, 64 people participated in the scramble style tournament. Dinner was catered by Odessa Golf & RV and the tournament started at sunset. All proceeds raised will benefit the Odessa community pool. FOP is working with the Town of Odessa to save the pool and help fund some major renovations. Stay tuned!

This year's side games included teeing off while wearing swimming goggles, and teeing off while wearing a flamingo pool float. Other games were longest drive (by men and women), won by Cade Weber and Paige Alloway, respectively. The first-place team was captained by Trevor Smith, with Traig Weishaar's team in second place. The last-place team was captained by Angie Jones.

FOP members are grateful to everyone who helped and/or donated, and especially to the event sponsors: Odessa Trading Company; Weishaar, Inc.; RJ Exploration & Drilling Co.; Odessa Golf & RV; Carpenter McGuire & DeWulf; Highline Grain; LAD Irrigation; Leffel, Otis & Warwick; LL Customs; NW Ag; Odessa Drug; Odessa Office Equipment and Schmidt Insurance.

For those interested in donating to the Odessa Friends of the Pool, personalized pool tiles will be available for purchase during next year's swimming season. Just as in past years, these tiles will be placed in the entrance of the pool with your family or business name. Order forms will be available at Leffel, Otis & Warwick or by contacting any FOP member for more information.

Did you know that you can also donate to FOP without taking any money out of your pocket? It's easy if you make purchases from Amazon! Go to smile.amazon.com and select Odessa Friends of the Pool as your chosen nonprofit. Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchases and send us a donation on your behalf. As always, donations can be made at any time, with or without an ongoing fund-raiser, simply by mailing a donation to FOP, P.O. Box 691, Odessa WA 99159.

The efforts of everyone involved in our fund-raisers throughout the year help us keep our community pool open!

 

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