12th Annual Funeral Service Foundation Golf Classic

November 1, 2012
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Brookfield, Wis. – NorthStone Country Club, located just outside Charlotte, N.C., hosted 125 golfers for a day of golf in spite of an early morning thunderstorm. The 2012 Golf Classic, held on October 7 in conjunction with the NFDA International Convention & Expo, raised money for the Funeral Service Foundation’s mission of supporting career and professional development in funeral service, the advancement of funeral service and allied professions, public awareness and education, and the improvement of children’s lives.

The magnificent course was in great shape in spite of the downpour early in the morning. First place team, from left, consisted of Troy Matthews, Ed Kidder, Ralph Owen, Jerry Warne and Keith Roberson. Second place finishers were Rich Fisher, Steve Jackson, Mike Shelton and Mark Hutton.

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For the first time in NorthStone Country Club’s history and the FSF Golf Classic’s history, there was a winner in the $10,000 Putting Contest sponsored by Carmon Community Funeral Homes. Eight names were selected and the field was narrowed down to two players who putted for a chance to split the money. Congratulations to David Brennan from East Haven Memorial Funeral Home in Connecticut for making the 60 foot putt to win $5,000.

Putting Contest winner David Brennan with Golf Committee Chair Jake Johnson.

With the support of our generous sponsors and golfers, more than $60,000 was raised for the foundation. Sponsors included afpHorizon, American Funeral Consultants, American Funeral Financial LLC, Anthony Funeral Chapels, Aurora Casket Company, Batesville Casket Company, Ralph Buckner Funeral Homes, Carmon Community Funeral Homes, Carriage Services Inc., Columbian Financial Group, Alan Creedy, Crescent Sales, Cypress Funeral Services Inc., The Dodge Company, Forethought Financial Services, Foundation Partners Group, Funeral Home and Cemetery News, Funeral Home and Cemetery Directory, Funeral Finance LLC, Great Western Insurance, Guerra-Gutierrez Mortuaries, Henry Gutterman, Homesteaders Life Company, Indiana Funeral Directors Association, The Island Funeral Home & Crematory, Johnson Consulting Group, Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home Inc., Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors, Matthews International,  Keith M. Merrick Company Inc., Messenger, Myers Mortuary, NFDA, National Guardian Life Insurance, Newington Memorial Funeral Home, The Outlook Group, PSI Funds, Reflections, Regions Funeral and Cemetery Trust, Schoedinger Funeral & Cremation Service, Service Corporation International, Southwest Airlines Cargo Division, Stewart Enterprises, StoneMor Partners LLP, Trigard Burial Vaults, Trust 100 LLC, and Wilbert Funeral Services Inc.

The 2013 Funeral Service Foundation Golf Classic will be held Sunday, October 20, 2013, in Austin, Texas, during the 2013 NFDA International Convention & Expo.

The Funeral Service Foundation, through grants, scholarships and research initiatives, supports career and professional development in funeral service, the advancement of funeral service and allied professions, public awareness and education, and the improvement of children’s lives.  For more information, visit www.funeralservicefoundation.org.

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