Meadows Benefit Tournament was originally set up in 2003
to help the son of a friend who had been in a
three-wheeler accident and was suffering from brain
was only a young man of 18 years old.
His uncle helped organize the tournament with
then Superintendent Rob Fosmer.
It was very successful with generous nice folks
supporting the cause.
Each year since we have held this tournament.
tournament is a fun day with creative competitions,
raffles and good fun.
A silent turning live auction is held which
always raises a large amount of money from the generous
kind folks who play in the tournament and stay for the
Staff makes a special effort to help those less
fortunate than themselves and donate part of their hard
work and treasures to the recipient.
basic BBQ food, beverages and fun is the plan for the
day and no one goes homes disappointed, especially the
recipient who gets to take care of some financial needs
with the funds they are given.
the first 5k race was held before the golf tournament.
It is a new tradition.
They run or walk the front 9 of Airway Meadows
and the funds also go to the recipient.
This is organized and run by our nephew Mike
In 2004 we
helped a part time employee with heart problems due to
his excessive medical bills.
In 2005 it was to support the Wounded Warrior
Project who helps wounded soldiers with life
Tyler Reed a local boy who is fighting lymphoma and
other medical problems was the recipient in 2006.
In 2007 we chose to help Christopher Ramsey a
five year old fighting neuroblastoma.
He lost his fight before the fundraising golf
tournament but we sent the funds to his parents in his
memory to help with the after shock and left over bills.
In 2008 Lori and Corey Martin were the
Corey is recovering and is in a wheel chair from the
severe accident that took the life of her older sister
2009 the tournament was held in Memory of Tom Ellis.
His family wanted to do a tournament in his
memory so they chose the recipient and helped in a great
way recruiting participants and getting donations.
2010 the recipient was Matt Carruthers who is a
friend of the current Superintendent Jacob Heber.
Matt's now fiancé` Liz
wanted to do a
golf tournament for him.
We jumped in to help out and finished making it
was held in memory of his uncles Dan Killian and Mike
was the biggest Benefit Tournament to date.
Being from such a large family Matt's mom Joanne
Carruthers worked tirelessly getting golfers and
Matt was able to pay off all his medical bills and give
the balance to Faith, Family and Friends, an
organization formed to fight lung cancer that his uncle Mike Nolan helped found.
2015 Benefit Tournament
Airway Meadows Golf Course held its 12th
Annual Benefit Tournament on Saturday, August 15th.
The format was a 4-player scramble.
This year’s event was to benefit Code Blue of
Code Blue is a walk-in emergency homeless
that offers a hot meal and a warm and safe place to
sleep when temperatures in the city are below 20 degrees
or there is significant snow fall.
The shelter is currently housed at the Saratoga
Salvation Army building at
27 Woodlawn Ave.
It is supported by the city and community
organizations, funded by donations and grants and
staffed by volunteers.
the generosity of all the participants we were able to
raise over $6,000.
Below are the top finishers in the event.
1st place: (57) – Aaron Holtby, Jeff
Yeackel, Wayne Wagner, Frank Buehler
place: (59) – Peter Tonjes, Rich Sweeney, Bill Baker,
place: (61) – Paul Szekely, Dan Debenedetto, Pat
Doherty, Brian Smith
1st place: (58) – Tim Wagner, Matt
Gac, Tina Gac, Brendan Franko
2nd place: (53)
Don Seymour, Lee Gladd,
Tad Deuel, Jimmy Peters
3rd place: (55) – Mike Close, Tweezer
Scheidt, Rob Renaud, Carl Leininger
Closest to the Pin #9 – Dan Battles 17’
Closest to the Pin #17 – Brett Lohrey 15’ 5”
#8 – Lynn Bradley
#8 – Carl Leininger
#8 – Tad Deuel
Most Accurate Drive
#5 – Jenny Scarano
Most Accurate Drive
#5 – Paul Szekely
Closest To The Pin #2 (2nd Shot) – Aaron
Holtby 4’ 2”
Closest To The Pin #14 (2nd Shot) – Bruce
Brown 6’ 6”