Golfers raise funds for United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties

The event raised more than $23,000 to support Douglas and Pope County residents.

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Henry's Foods of Alexandria won the 2021 United Way Golf Classic with team members Mike Loge, Brian Eidsvold, Scott Janssen and Josh Sherlin. (Contributed photo)

The 22nd annual United Way Golf Classic took place on Monday, June 14 at Geneva Golf Club in Alexandria.

Beautiful weather set the stage for a great day of comradery and fun while supporting health, education and financial stability in the community, according to organizers. A total of 31 teams gathered for the United Way of Douglas and Pope County's first fundraising event since September of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The day contained golf contests, chance to participate in the United Way Raffle and an entry to win a free membership to Geneva Golf Club, donated by Geneva.

Top three teams:

First – Henry’s Foods, 16 under par. Team members: Brian Eidsvold, Scott Janssen, Josh Sherlin and Mike Loge.


Second – SERV Pro, 15 under par. Team members: Trevor Rossum, Chad Ferguson, Larry Novotny and Craig Buysse.

Third – Rotary, 12 under par. Team members: Mike Johnson, Adam Becker, Sherry Bruckner and Don Macado.

Contest winners:

• Longest Putt: Nolan Wolkow, Christensen Group/ECP Team.

• Longest Drive (men): Craig Haukom, CliftonLarsonAllen Team.

• Longest Drive (women): Brooke Steinbring, Sertoma Team.

• Closest to the Pin: Scott Kluver, Glenwood State Bank Team.

• 1 Year Membership to Geneva Golf Club: Jim Stratton, Alomere Health Team.


United Way leaders said that thanks to hole sponsors and participating teams, it was able to raise more than $23,000 to support Douglas and Pope County residents.

3M, Aagard, Bremer Bank, Calvary Lutheran Church, Douglas, First Western Bank and LGC gave corporate support to United Way.

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