On July 31, at Spring Creek Golf Course in Harrisburg, S.D., CSD held its seventh annual Golf Classic fundraiser. All proceeds from this charity event benefit Camp Lakodia’s National Literacy and Leadership Camp (NLLC) for deaf and hard of hearing youth. The NLLC is held each year at Camp Lakodia, located on Lake Herman in Madison, S.D.
The golf teams played a best-ball scramble format, and the top three teams actually tied (11 under), and winners had to be decided by handicap. The top three teams were Haake Insurance, SDN, and Sprint.
There were also individual awards — Longest Drive Men: Jim Skjeveland (Sprint); Longest Drive Women: Joy Feige (Eide Bailly); Longest Putt Men: Adam Ellsworth (CSD); Longest Putt Women: Doris Krekelberg (former CSD); Closest to Pin Men: Rick Gordon (John Archer’s team); Closest to Pin Women: Anne Delay (KSFY Action News).
Over $15,000 was raised to support next year’s NLLC campers.
“It’s hard to believe we have been hosting the CSD Golf Classic for seven years already,” said Ben Soukup, CSD chief executive officer. “It’s gratifying seeing the outpouring of support for these deaf youth — who are our future deaf leaders — from the Sioux Falls community, our business partners, and of course, from CSD employees who volunteer and participate. Thanks to all of them, we the Golf Classic experienced another successful year.”