17th Annual Ronald McDonald Golf Classic raises $61K for RMHCA
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama (RMHCA) is thrilled to share that our 17th Annual Ronald McDonald Golf Classic raised $61,000 to fund our mission!
Monday, May 7 was a beautiful, sunny day for the scramble-style golf classic at Robert Trent Jones Oxmoor Valley. Twenty-eight teams comprising 112 golfers took off for the links bright and early at 9 a.m. after enjoying breakfast provided by McDonald’s and Royal Cup.
In addition to competing for the best round, golfers had a chance to enter a raffle and poker run.
After play, the golfers reconvened at the Oxmoor Valley clubhouse for a barbecue lunch from Jim ‘N Nicks and our awards ceremony. As always, our award plaques were received well! The cards are handmade by RMHCA families. And we had a special prize this year for our last place teams to help motivate them in their practice rounds: a set of golf balls decorated by RMHCA kids.
Here are this year’s winners:
Longest Drive (Ridge course): Taylor Ray
Longest Drive (Valley course): Clint Champion
Closest to the Pin (Ridge course)
- Front 9: Will Kelly
- Back 9: Eric Watts
Closest to the Pin (Valley course)
- Front 9: Allen Baker
- Back 9: Fred Elliott
First Place Team (Ridge course): Sponsored by BB&T
- Chuck Bracknell
- Rick Hanna Jr.
- Andrew Kniphfer
- Will Kelly
First Place Team (Valley course): Sponsored by AmWins
- Jay Prater
- Hawkins Drinkard
- Joel St. Laurent
- Clint Champion
And our Last Place Teams who took home those very special practice golf balls are:
Valley Course: Sponsored by Coca-Cola
Ridge Course: Sponsored by Atlanta McDonald’s
Jason Wilks was the lucky Poker winner and he took home $200! Winston Wilks came out on top in the Putting Contest and also took home $200.
RMHCA would like to thank all our partners for making this event a success: Dr Pepper, Regions Bank, Hudson Company, AmWins, American Cast Iron and Pipe, BB&T, BlueCross BlueShield of Alabama, Coca-Cola, EBSCO Industries, Eskridge and White, Fairway Investments, Haynes Downard, Highland Commercial Mortgage, HK International, JCR Recycling, Keystone Foods, Loomis, Logista, Martin-Brower, McDonald’s Atlanta, Medical Properties Trust, MidSouth Baking, Renasant Bank, Restaurant Technologies, Inc., Royal Cup, Rick and Linda Walter, Scott Services, SS Nesbitt, Southern Company, The Pickett Family, United Johnson Brothers of Alabama, WJOX, Wallace, Jordan, Ratliff and Brandt, LLC.
RMHCA also share our gratitude to all the wonderful volunteers who helped the event go smoothly; Jim ‘N Nicks for a great lunch and to the Oxmoor Valley for hosting us.
If you missed the fun this year but want to join in 2019, please contact Special Events Manager Katie Hannah at 205-638-7264.