The Family YMCA’s Ed Griggs Memorial Golf Tournament drew 24 teams of 94 players Saturday, June 11, to the Los Alamos Golf Course. A foster mother addressed the crowd and expressed her appreciation of Y scholarships. The annual event netted $13,615 for Y program scholarships.
The majority raised came from sponsorships, including the Platinum sponsorships of Kelly Myers Realtor, Re/Max of Los Alamos; Sam and Shay Kendricks; and Lou Santoro State Farm Insurance Agency, Inc. Gold sponsors included RBC Capital Markets and Stewart Title. Silver sponsors included Desert Sun Auto Group in Espanola, author Laura Kelly, and Bathtub Row Beer Co-op. Bronze sponsored included Del Norte Credit Union; Dr. Paul Daly, Ev Griggs, Johanna and Feliciano Jiron, McGay Consulting and Zia Credit Union.
The day of the tournament was overcast with slight breezes in support of the golfers. Additional fun games were held throughout the course to enhance the fun factor, including a ring toss, a marshmallow drive and a “string game” that allowed golfers to move the ball by using a length of string. Former Y Board President Matt Schmidt has chaired the event since it began seven years ago and this year rallied sponsors, volunteers and prizes.
Committee members and volunteers included Ev Griggs, Christina Sierk, Diane Katzenmeyer Delgado and daughter Isabella Delgado, Al Jiron and Andres Jiron; and Y staffers Linda Daly, Chris Daniels, Stacey Castille, Jake Chapman, Jocelyn Chapman, Janine Morales, Diana Martinez and Kai Pocatera. Other day-of volunteers included Jared Pinkerton and Molly Castille.
No golfer made a hole-in-one for the prized Jeep.
First Net Score winners were Greg and Heather Erpenbeck, Brian Hollander and Brett Lockhard; second place went to Curt Norman, Cayla Sanderson, Mike McNiel and Todd Jankowski; third place finishers were Paul Cassidy, Winston Brooks, Rueben Hendrickson and Kevin Powers.
First Gross winners were the team of Eddie Sanchez, Steve Sanderson, Barbara Schmitt and Ev Griggs; second place was Mike Chiacchia, Drew Martinson, Ellen Stallings, and Tami Martinson; and third place finishers were Chris Grimmer, Darren Grimmer, Brad Haddad and Michael Ciddio.