The Snowshoe Foundation, a nonprofit organization serving the communities of Randolph, Webster and Pocahontas counties, hosted its annual golf tournament fundraiser on June 17 at The Raven Golf Club at Snowshoe Mountain. More than $16,000 was raised to help the foundation support local causes including higher education scholarships, youth and family programs and cultural and environmental causes.
This year's tournament featured teams from throughout the region, with the local ReMax/Snowshoe Properties Management team taking home first prize. The team representing Carte Hall, CPA in Elkins finished in the runner-up position and Elkins Fordland was third. Individual honors were handed out to Chad Baldwin of Green Bank for the day's longest drive, Steve Condaras and Marianna Kapinos, both of Charleston, for closest to the pin and John Carte of Elkins for the longest putt of the afternoon.
Tournament sponsors included Snowshoe Mountain Resort and the Raven Golf Club, Jackson Kelly PLLC, ReMax/Snowshoe Properties Management, Alsco Corp., Glades Building Supply Inc., The Ski Barn and Healing Hands Healing Hearts. Product donations were offered by Coca Cola Bottling Co., Elkins Distributing, Sunset Graphics, ReMax/Snowshoe Properties Management, The Ski Barn, Healing Hands Healing Hearts, Boars Head, Snowshoe Mountain Inc., Raven Golf Club, Alsco Corp., Mountain State Brewing Co., The Homestead, Ace Adventure Resort, The Greenbrier and Twin Falls State Park.
To date, the Snowshoe Foundation has awarded nearly half a million dollars in its seven-year history, including more than $150,000 in the last fiscal year. The foundation's next fundraising event will occur on Aug. 6th at Snowshoe Mountain Resort. The third annual Treasure on the Mountain Raffle features prizes worth $250,000 including cars, motorcycles, computers and cash. Tickets for the event are $100 and ticketholders do not have to be present to win. Tickets are available online at snowshoemtn.com or by calling 304-572-8500.