The totals are in from the 30th annual Spoon River College Foundation Golf Outing, which was held Friday, July 28 at Wee-Ma-Tuk Hills Country Club.  This year’s outing raised more than $23,600.

“In these uncertain times where times remain difficult for many, having the success we had with our outing is incredible,” said Colin Davis, director of the SRC Foundation.  “With the high cost of gasoline, food, and other goods and services, times remain difficult for our students, too, and every dollar raised will help local students have the best educational experience possible at SRC.”

In all, over 60 businesses and organizations from the SRC District and beyond sponsored the outing, and 27 teams competed in the event.

“The extreme heat we dealt with during our outing made things a bit more challenging than usual, but our golfers still came out in full force,” said Davis.  “We also owe a debt of gratitude to all of our sponsors, and especially our Ace Sponsors: Corporate Clean, Cook Medical/CFC Inc., the Odendahl Family, Randy & Susie McMillen/RE/MAX, and Unland Insurance and Benefits.”

Golfers this year were treated to lunch, an SRC golf towel, and the opportunity to compete for the coveted championship.  This year’s winning team, with a score of 18-under, was comprised of Greg Garrett, Don Heller, Tim Merna, and Chuck Taylor.  The Very Most Average Team award, given to the team which finishes closest to the average score that day, went to Ed Georgieff; Edward Georgieff, Jr.; Roy Hopper; and Mark Minder, who finished at 9-under.

Additionally, golfers had the opportunity to compete for skill prizes on every hole.  They also had the opportunity to win a free stay at French Lick Resort (courtesy of Cook Group) and the chance to utilize a golf ball cannon, donated and built by Mike Krulac.

The funds raised from the outing are used to support the mission of the SRC Foundation, which is to provide excellent educational opportunities at SRC.  This comes in the form of scholarships, extracurricular or community program support, facility and technology upgrades, Emergency Hardship Grants to students, and so much more.

“This is our biggest in-person fundraising event of the year, and without it, there’s no way we’d be able to meet our mission,” said Davis. “The support of our communities means everything to us and to our students in a normal year, but in this time where our students’ need is greater than ever, the support of our sponsors and teams means even more.”

Next year’s event is tentatively scheduled for July 26, 2024.  To learn more about the SRC Foundation, call (309) 649-6260, e-mail, or go to