Support Comes Full Swing For Clinton Football Foundation

Jazmen Claypool
Posted 10/5/21

On Saturday, October 2nd the Meadowlake Country Club in Clinton, MO was the venue for the Clinton Football Foundations’ 1st annual golf tournament and tailgate, which consisted of a 4-person …

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On Saturday, October 2nd the Meadowlake Country Club in Clinton, MO was the venue for the Clinton Football Foundations’ 1st annual golf tournament and tailgate, which consisted of a 4-person 18-hole scramble. The Clinton Football Foundation otherwise referred to as the CFF was created “to advance the football programs in Clinton, and support Clinton athletic programs. While football is central to the CFF, we want to support all athletics so that we can improve safety, quality of play, and develop a culture of success for this generation of student athletes and those to come.” according to the event flyer created by the club. Registration began at 8am on the morning of the event unless you had already pre- registered. Registration included an 18-hole play with covered fees, golf cart fees, free donuts and coffee offered until the tournament began, water available at any point in time, a gift bag, free BBQ during the tailgate, and tailgating contests. Registration was followed by a 9am shotgun which was the start of the golf tournament. During the golf tournament they held contests for the longest drive, closest to the pin, and straightest drive. Throughout the golf tournament you could use power ups for a fee which were the Extra Mulligan, Jump the Pond, and a Handicap String. The golf awards were given out once everyone had turned in their scorecards. 1st place won a $500 prize, 2nd place won a $250 prize, 3rd place won a $100 prize. The tournament concluded with the tailgating portion which consisted of different contests as well such as a corn hole tournament, bucket ball, spike ball, and the washers contests, the winners of each contest were given a prize of half of that contest’s earnings. Those participating in the tournament were asked if they were Clinton Football Alumni so they could be recognized during the tailgate. The Clinton Football Foundations social media page posted “Our first golf tournament is in the books! We have been able to raise $17,933 thanks to our fantastic donors! We have also received $15,435 in item donations such as Atomic Hog BBQ LLC providing us with pulled pork and baked beans. It was delicious! Our total between money and donated items comes out to $33,368! We want to thank everyone who came out and played today. It was touch and go early this morning, but we were able to get through our tournament and have a great day of golf, food, drinks, and tailgating games! This is just the beginning. We will have more events and continue to help the football programs advance!” I spoke to Scott Blair who is a big part of the CFF and he spoke about how week the event was, “ the tournament honestly went better than we expected it too, there was some bad weather in the forecast but the weather worked itself out and a lot of people turned up and we raised a lot of money for a really good cause and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for CFF.” The event was sponsored by Bank Motors, Mike Keith Insurance, Gillis Family Dentistry, Parks Cabinets, Radford Media Group LLC, Fortress Insurance, Helm Plumbing and Electric, Dr. Jennifer Blair DO, Gus Wetzel Family Foundation, Dr. Stephanie Lersch, MD, Atomic Hog BBQ LLC, Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare, Hawthorn Bank, Powell Heating and Cooling, Summers Pharmacy, Al Bottling, Champion Brands, C Squared Embroidery and Screenprinting, Richline Motorsports, Nauti Auto, Creative Paints, Recovery Painting, Tony Bullock, The Petry Family, The Barbee Family, Tony Komer Foundation, Physicians Optical, Oak Star Bank, and Fischer Concrete Services.

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