7th Annual West Coast Charity Golf Tournament
All funds raised in High Fives’ Charity Golf Tournaments go to the High Fives Foundation’s Empowerment Fund to be distributed amongst Athlete’s fitting the mission across North America. The $23,000 raised at this year’s tournament helped push the tournament total to over $100,000, which will be used to support September grant applicants. Learn about the 5th Annual East Coast Charity Golf Tournament & the 3rd Annual Colorado Golf Tournament!
On Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 The High Fives Non-Profit Foundation hosted the 7th Annual Tahoe Charity Golf Tournament. The event, sponsored by GoPro, Truckee-Tahoe Lumber Co. and Coors Light was held at the Golf Club at Gray’s Crossing. 132 of the Tahoe Basin’s most influential businessmen and women had an amazing day with beautiful weather on one of the areas finest semi-private golf courses. The Golf Club at Gray’s Crossing generously donated the course to the Foundation.
We are honored to once again host the High Fives Charity Golf Tournament. High Fives had my back following my ski accident, and paying it forward is truly one of the most amazing things in the world.”
Phil Hoban, Head Superintendent at the Golf Club at Gray’s Crossing and High Fives Athlete
Hoban was involved in a 2011 ski accident at Squaw Valley that left him paralyzed from the neck down. Through hard work and determination, Hoban has made an inspiring recovery and is currently working as the Head Superintendent at the Golf Club at Gray’s Crossing.
Golfers arrived at Gray’s Crossing bright and early the morning of the annual charity tournament. Following the 9:00am registration, participants tested their accuracy in the “Break the Glass” contest sponsored by Northwestern Mutual. At the end of the contest, Truckee’s James Murtaugh went home with bragging rights and a new GoPro camera for his efforts.
“The pane of glass shattered almost before I could lift my head to see it,” said Murtaugh. “This contest is always a fun one, and I’m stoked to be this year’s winner.”
Following the Break the Glass Contest and pre-tournament announcements, the 132 golfers headed out to their assigned holes and started the scramble-format golf tournament. Mirroring a typical Northern California day, the weather was perfect and spirits were high. All participants were eager to take advantage of the conditions, play their best and shoot for one of the top three team prize positions.
Along with best team prizes, throughout the day there are an array of on-course challenges like Long Drive sponsored by Head Skis for both men and women, Closest to the Pin sponsored by CMH for both men and women and a Baseball Bat Long Drive sponsored by Smith Optics. These supplementary contests ensured that every golfer had a chance to take home a prize.
Following the round of golf, Full Belly Deli provided a buffet-style dinner and teams/individuals were awarded great prizing from locally and nationally recognized brands.