John Boemer Golf Tournament returns for the 16th year
On Saturday, May 11th, the John Boemer Golf Tournament returned to Yuma for the 16th year. The event was held at the Yuma Golf and Country Club where 29 teams tried their luck at a hole in one.
Over the past 16 years, this tournament has raised over $470,000! This year we raised a total of $34,000! All of these funds are used locally and spent on children and families in need of our assistance.
The generous donations from the event have gone towards:
Purchasing clothing and school supplies for children coming into foster care
Bill assistance to help families in need
Paid for specialized camps and trainings for children with special needs
Purchased food, cleaning supplies, hygiene supplies and general necessities for families in need
Purchased beds to keep siblings together in one foster home
Paid registration fees for youth to play various sports
Assistance with vehicle repairs so that a grandmother, raising her grandchildren, can have transportation
A big thank you goes out to the committee members for their hard work and dedication. The committee includes: Allen Hook, Cory Crouse, Dave Sellers, Heather Boemer, Jack Meerchaum, Jay McMullen, Jeff Sellers, Jeron Boemer, Ross Farley, Stephanie Watson, and Steve Schulte.
Our appreciation also goes out to our committed staff that helped make the event a success. Thank you to Ricardo Becerra, Cori Rico, Esther Heureque, Esmeralda Murphy, Ava Lillard, Lizet Diaz, Cynthia Prieto, Krystal Castillo, Connie Villegas, Jeanette Leon-Buelna, Diego Lomeli, Claudia Rubio, Raul Solorzano, Chatana Campbell, Andrea Mendez, and Jessica Kelly. And to our volunteers: Susie Tyndall; and board members, Cindy Landin and Renee Dinwiddie!
Photo: Left to right-- Jay McMullen, Tony Sellers, Mike Covey and Jeron Boemer