Rounds for the Rink a big hit

In a show of appreciation and support for Homer’s wintertime recreation facility, the Kevin Bell Arena, nearly three dozen golfers and upward of 25 businesses and organizations came together to raise close to $3,900  during the Aug. 15 annual Rounds for the Rink golf tournament. 

It is with heartfelt thanks to the numerous event goers, undeterred by rain, who came to chip in a few golf balls and funds for Homer Hockey Association’s coffers. Long before the event, however, many businesses, organizations, and individuals generously stepped up and donated money as sponsors of holes or competitions within the event. 

The fund-raising effort would not have been possible without advanced donations from American Legion Post 16, American Legion Post 16 Ladies Auxiliary, Sons of the American Legion, Auction Block Co., Boardwalk Fish & Chips, Café Cups, Dr. Rene Alvarez, Fritz Creek General Store, Grog Shop, Homer Business Services, Homer Electric Association, Homer Fish Processing, Homer Hounds, Homer Real Estate, Mayor Beth Wythe, Northwind Aviation, Red Rose Rentals, Salty Dawg Saloon, Sundog Consulting and The Bagel Shop. 

In-kind support came from Diana Carbonell and Fritz Creek General Store. Ms. Carbonell provided a great buffet of ribs and delicious salads to nourish the hungry golfers as well as beverages to quench their thirsts. 

While not everyone could walk away with a first place trophy as The Old Slayers did, many did leave with prizes donated by business such as Homer Jeans, The Classic Cook, Homer Brewing Company and The Tips Golf Course. 

Special thanks go to Scott and Esa Woodland, owners of The Tips Golf course, for providing a venue to keep this summertime tradition alive, and Doug Hamer, who keeps the course in great shape. 

The team of tournament volunteers, Diana Carbonell, Jessie Cashman, Mike Zelinski, Sue Reynolds, Travis Brown and Elisa Russ ensured the event came together flawlessly.  

It truly takes a village to keep a good thing going.  See you at the rink.

Thanks a million, 

Chris Russ

Rounds for the Rink volunteer