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2005 Recap

We had a bit of a soggy day for the 15th annual MSCA Golf Tournament held on June 20th. This year was our best tournament to date with 288 real estate professionals enjoying a day of golf (or at least 9 holes) and networking with other MSCA members and their clients to raise funds for a great cause. The Caring Tree, founded by MSCA in 1993, promotes educational success for Minnesota’s K-12 students in need by ensuring that they have the appropriate school supplies.

The Golf and Community Enhancement Committees put a lot of time and effort into preparations for the event and auction items. In addition, many volunteers offered their time to help make the event a success. Park Midwest Commercial Real Estate sponsored the boxed lunches and Messerli & Kramer sponsored the lunch beverages. Seventy companies sponsored holes, eight of which hosted raffle drawings, or handed out beverages, food or goodie bags to passing golfers.   

Play was a little delayed on the course due to the lightening and strong rain, but while we were waiting for the storms to blow over, we had a successful silent auction, social hour and buffer. During this time, Mike Sims, 2005 Caring Tree Vice President thanked the crowd for their ongoing support for The Caring Tree. 

The Key Raffle was successful this year, raising $2880 for a chance to win one of the three grand prizes: two roundtrip tickets on Sun Country Airlines and a one-week stay at a condo at The Mountainside at SilverCreek in Colorado, donated by Kraus-Anderson Companies, Sun Country Airlines and Horizon Roofing; a 23” LCD TV and DVD Combo, donated by Allied Blacktop and a $500 Shopping Spree at Woodbury Lakes, donated by Opus Northwest LLC. The lucky winners were: Neil Tessier won the airline tickets and condo in Colorado, Tim Thornton the TV and DVD Combo and Kevin Krolczyk the Shopping Spree to Woodbury Lakes.

All together, the putting contest, key raffle, silent auction and hole sponsor raffles raised a total of $14,245 for The Caring Tree!

Everyone who took part in this event should be proud to know that their generosity benefited a worthy cause – we all look forward to next year's event being even more successful.

A special thank you goes out to all the committee members and volunteers who gave their time and expertise in making this great event possible. A job well done!