Young Life golf event in Craig raises more than $6,000 |

Young Life golf event in Craig raises more than $6,000

Moffat County School District employees Brent Curtice, far left, and David Grabowski, far right, flash four fingers as part of a golf joke ("Fore!") while playing alongside co-workers Renae Dove, middle left, and Tinneal Gerber, middle right, during the Bear River Young Life Charity Golf Tournament on Saturday at Yampa Valley Golf Course. The event saw 18 teams and raised more than $6,000.

— Where can you get in at least 18 holes of golf, spend time with friends and family, maybe shove a heaping dose of whipped cream into one another’s faces and walk away knowing you've helped make difference for someone?

Those variables could have occurred in any number of ways, but the only answer this past weekend was the Bear River Young Life Charity Golf Tournament.

The event, hosted Saturday at Yampa Valley Golf Course, brought in sizable funds for the youth ministry organization with a scramble format made up of 18 teams and 71 individual golfers from across the area.

The total money raised still is not finalized, but Young Life Director David Pressgrove said it is somewhere between $6,000 and $8,000. Although it’s not the only fundraising activity for the group, the money makes a big impact.

"It helps us finish the year strong, financially," Pressgrove said.

The day included specialty holes such as one with an incentive of giving a pie in the face to the teammates of anyone shooting par, costumes worn by most who came out on the links and a follow-up meal at Tin Cup Grill.

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In addition to a slew of prizes, Young Life also dished out some good payouts to the top teams, with the group of heavy hitters Tim Boyle, Glenn Navratil, Pete Heuer and Parker King taking first place.

Pressgrove noted that the many sponsors, of whom Navratil was one, were appreciated greatly, as was a marathon team consisting of Izzy Gomez, Bob Markham, Dave O'Mailia and Dave Peterson, playing 54 holes throughout the day and collecting pledges from community members, also receiving the honor of second place in the net scores.

"I think that made up about half of our total," Pressgrove said about their contribution.

The funds raised from the tournament will go toward the high school and middle school members of Young Life to enable them to attend special events like summer camp. Young Life also will begin offering new activities once the school year begins.

"I appreciate the community support, and we hope to continue to spread the word about it and continue to grow," Pressgrove said.

Contact Andy Bockelman at 970-875-1793 or or follow him on Twitter @CDP_Sports.

Bear River Young Life Charity Golf Tournament results

The following teams placed highest in the event, which was held Saturday at Yampa Valley Golf Course, raising more than $6,000 for Young Life.


Group members — Gross score

Tim Boyle, Glenn Navratil, Pete Heuer, Parker King — 54

Bud Bower, Shane Camilletti, Tate Claypoole, Joe Padon — 59

Brady Virden, Courtney Virden, Jack Virden, Kelby Virden — 61


Group members — Net score with handicap

Denver Allard, Jake Rich, Joel Thomas, Taylor Wilkes — 53.9

Izzy Gomez, Bob Markham, Dave O’Mailia, Dave Peterson — 55.9

Jerrod Aragon, Tony Aragon, Rodney Branstetter, Taylor Branstetter — 58.3