April 26 started with a rainy and gloomy morning, but that did not stop the fourth annual CNCC Softball Golf Fundraising Tournament at Cedar Ridges Golf Course in Rangely with 15 teams.
The tournament had its best turnout ever. It turned out to be an eventful day, as the Spartan softball athletes were scattered throughout the course with games and interacting with various teams to raise money.
A few worms may or may not have been eaten to raise a few extra bucks for the Spartans’ cause, but needless to say, the athletes and the participants had a good time on the course.
Bernie Shaffer had the course looking great and Chris Hejl is always helpful in organizing the event and helping us through it. Thanks also to Ken with Subway and John and Sandy Payne with Giovanni’s for sponsoring the various hole prizes.
With such an amazing turnout this year, four place standings were paid. The winner of the tournament this year was our parent team, accompanied by a CNCC student.
The winning team consisted of Gary and Karen Brown (grandparents of sophomore Kaite Mankau), Randy Hicken (father of Sarah Hicken, 2015-16 softball signee) and CNCC student Tommy Rich.
Second place went to Clark Edwards, Ellen Boudreaux, Norian James and Trevor Anderson while third place was won by Jerry Blankenship, Mark Skelton, Greg Skelton and Brian Skelton.
There was a tie for fourth place between Team 1, with Jon Fischer, Alex Halcomb, Shelby Hayes and Ryan Huit; and Team 2, wih Jason Cox, Casey Ducey, Clint Hill and Jason Plummer.
Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s event and for making it the best ever. If it was not for the amazing support of the community this tournament would have not been a success. Thank you all again and we are already looking forward to next year!
CNCC Assistant Softball Coach
CNCC Athletic Eligibility Coordinator