Well, the Putnam City Foundation Golf Tournament is in the books now, and the staff is tallying the results. Preliminary reviews show that while we fell short of our goal a little, the event was a success. Part of the success can be attributed to our volunteers: Dondra, Lisa, Ally, Juanita, and Jenny, as well as those from our own board who came to help: Michelle, Roger, Chuck L. Jason, and Steve. People were stepping in where needed, because this was my first golf tournament to run. I was excited, but knew there were going to be things I just didn’t anticipate. Luckily none of my ignorance caused a tournament catastrophe!
Another part of the event’s success surely is owed to Mother Nature. The wind was mostly a soft breeze, the clouds were high and wispy, and the temperature never seemed to get over 75 degrees! Loads of people commented on the nice weather, and my reply was often, “if this were your last day on earth, it would be a good one!” That line of thinking caused one of our board trustees to become pensive- what would you do if this were your last day on earth? I know we’ve all had those thoughts at one time or another. I like to think about my last meal (though the contents therein change often): scallops simply prepared, basic risotto, and a couple different desserts. The food we had donated at the tournament from Pub W and On the Border might top some lists, as it was delicious. But in all seriousness, what would you do that day? Who would you be with? Where would you go?
Yesterday’s tournament was hopefully an opportunity for our guests to participate in an activity they love, with people they enjoy. Our students are better off because of their participation, and I hope the people are too.