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Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor’s annual “Golfin’ for Good Sam” tradition continues

Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor’s annual golf tournament “Golfin’ for Good Sam” raises more than $24,000 for the Good Samaritan Program.

The event’s name, “Golfin’ for Good Sam,” is a reference to the tournament’s ongoing support of PMMA’s Good Samaritan Program—a program that provides financial support for local Presbyterian Manor seniors who have, at no fault of their own, outlived their financial resources.

"This tournament has such a rich history and tradition. We aim to continue that tradition for many more years knowing that so many residents' lives are helped from one day on the course," said Sarah Griggs, executive director.  "We are so blessed to have a large group of businesses, organizations and individuals who support Presbyterian Manor and our mission, not only at the tournament, but throughout the year."

76 golfers participated in the four-person scramble tournament.  The winners in the three flights were:

Flight A 1st place:  Trevor Harris, Rod Iverson, Taran Taylor and Andrew Iverson

Flight B 1st place:  Larry McIntosh, Drew McIntosh, Evan Nichols and Remmy Phillips

Flight C 1st place:  Erich Swenson, Jon Swenson, Tony Berg and Kirk Sanders

494 numbered golf balls were dropped as part of Karl Faidley Memorial Golf Ball Drop prior to tee off.  David Faidley’s ball landed closest to the pin, with David and Pam Messenger, Sue Lunsford and Carol Mackey in second, third and fourth place.  

“The Good Samaritan Program is our promise to our residents,” said Sarah Griggs, executive director. “We couldn’t be happier with the turnout, and are so grateful for the tremendous support we receive from the Cowley County community.  The residents who receive help through the Good Samaritan Program thank you.”

This year’s Golfin’ for Good Sam tournament would not have been possible without an outpouring of community support.

Thank you to all of the generous sponsors for making the event possible and for lending their support to area seniors in need.

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