Golfers raised about $17,000 for Quincy and Ephrata athletic programs during the Battle of the Boosters event, put on by the Quincy and Ephrata booster clubs.
The event happened on July 15, at the Colockum Ridge Golf Course and 100 golfers participated to support their boosters and enjoy a day of golf.
The money will be split evenly between Ephrata and Quincy booster clubs for athletic initiatives in their respective communities. The funds were raised through donations, sponsorships and entry fees for the tournament.
The Ephrata Boosters support school sponsor athletics from grades 7-12 president and founder of the Ephrata Tiger Boosters, Denver Morford, said. He also said that the reasoning for the fundraiser was to try to fill in the gaps in funding in their athletic programs. This past year, the Ephrata Boosters Club hung a new scoreboard on the high school’s main gym wall using the funds from their 2020 initiative.
Morford said this was the first time the booster clubs have joined forces to put on the event. Dale Hagy, an Ephrata Booster Club Board Member, and David Thompson, the Quincy Booster Club President, came up with the idea to bring the two communities together to rally support for local athletic activities.
“With the inaugural event behind us, we’re looking forward to next year’s competition,” Morford said.
Ephrata’s teams won the day at the tournament. A trophy designed specifically for the event will be displayed at Ephrata High School until next year.
The trophy features a small plaque, showcasing each year’s winner.
“Look for it to be discussed and bragged about during the school year at Ephrata [vs] Quincy athletic events,” Morford added.