Marshalltown Area United Way’s Charity Golf Event Achieves Record-Breaking Success

The Marshalltown Area United Way Charity Golf Event was a tremendous success, yielding a record-breaking $27,000 to support the 27 agencies and 30 programs funded by Marshalltown Area United Way. This is $8,000 more than last year and the most ever recorded for this event. A major part of the annual Campaign, this critical fundraiser is made possible through the contributions of our Golf Committee members, volunteers, sponsors, donors, the American Legion Golf Course staff, and golfers.

For the eighth year in a row, Gary Schaudt and Central Iowa Capital Advisors sponsored the event, which drew 152 golf enthusiasts to the American Legion Golf Course on Friday, June 7. Other sponsors included Emerson (Golf Carts), Paul Beals and Assured Partners ($10,000 Hole-in-one Contest), TFD Photo & Film (Lounge), S&S Auto Body & Frame (Driving Range), Novaspect and Realty One (Longest Putt Contest), GNB Bank (Closest to Pin Contest), Iowa River Hospice (Registration). Their support is critical to the success of this event.

Exclusive Hole Sponsors brought an element of fun with their support, offering games, beverages, swag, and prizes. They include Karl Auto Group, Glenwood Place, Legacy Real Estate, Austin Illum Farm Bureau Financial Services, BeMobile Verizon, Polley Real Estate Team and The Outlet, Nied’s Pharmacy, McGregor’s Furniture & Mattress, and Minuteman.

Regular Hole Sponsors included Bowman & Miller P.C., Feldman Financial Group, State Farm Insurance Tyler Peschong, Brother’s Garage, SNT Trucking & Warehousing, Farmer’s Savings Bank, First Interstate Bank, Pinnacle Bank, El Portal, The Flying Elbow, OPA Mediterranean Grill, Vaugn’s Pub, Zeno’s, Banker’s Advertising, Con-Struct, Dynamic Installations, Fogle Brothers, Mann Construction, Electric Supply, Wayward Social Eats & Alleys, Andrson Family Funeral Home, Eyecare Associates, SportsPlus Physical Therapy, Appliance Doctor, Ethington Heating & Cooling, STR Ventures, Van Wall Equipment, Premier Real Estate, Real Deals, Sign Creations, State Street Trading, Old Timer Tavern, Bickford Senior Living, Cubbie’s on Main, Dave’s Crane, S&S Auto, and Nina’s Attic.

Golf balls for the event were supplied by Emerson and Deb Ewoldt. Individual and business donors contributed funds, door and contest prizes, silent auction items, and more. These donors included Pam & John Blake, Val Bellile, Showroom Auto, Jiffy Lube, United Bank & Trust, El Portal, The Flying Elbow, Legend’s American Grill, Mama DiGrado’s, Old Timer Tavern, OPA Mediterranean Gril, Scooter’s Coffee, The 918, Vaugn’s Pub, Zeno’s, Adventureland, Beat The Bomb, Fridley Theatres, Gallagher Bluedorn, Iowa Cubs, Kansas City Royals, Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium, Marshalltown Parks & Recreation, Riverside Casino, Toad Valley Golf Course, Travel Set Go, Valley Fair & Soak city, Wayward Social Eats & Alleys, Worlds of Fun, C Eye Care, Eyecare Associates, Soul or System Photography, Premier Real Estate, Brit Marie’s, Earl May, and Real Deals.

Flight and contest winners were announced following play during a celebratory meal served in the lower Lounge at the Legion. JBS donated pork for the evening meal, which was prepared and catered by Hy-Vee, who also supplied Gatorade and ice. Water was donated by Fareway. Winners were:


Champion Flight winning team: Brett Holland, Cole Jansen, James Graefe, Ryan Price

1st place Champion runner-up: Joe Gibbons, Brandon Cooper, Brendan Piscitelli, Neil Dalal



1st Flight 1st place winning team: Dave Benz, Lana Benz, Lance Benz, Jeff Schneider

1st Flight, runner-up:  Leah Stahlin, Tyler Stahlin, Tyler Reeder, Nick Stanton



2nd Flight 1st place winning team: Mike Pins, Jeremy Hendricks, Tim Wignall, Curt Meier

2nd Flight, runner-up: Mike Fontaine, Wade Helfer, Mike Lovell, Brandon Bell



Closest to the Pin (Hole 9):  Jeremy Warnell

Longest Putt (Hole # 7): Geoff Hubbard

Longest Putt (Hole # 13): Paul Eilts


The annual Charity Golf Event has been a mainstay of fundraising for Marshalltown Area United Way since 2010, and for the first several years proceeds averaged $5,000 per year. Executive Director Kendra Sorensen has seen the significance and growth of this event accelerate dramatically since she joined the organization.

Sorensen expressed her appreciation, saying, “To see how our Charity Golf Event has gained momentum over just the past three years is incredible!  Everything from sponsorships to participants, and revenue generated continues to be remarkable, which goes right back into our community!  Businesses and residents are exceptionally embracing of our mission and continually stand with us.  I cannot thank everyone enough for supporting our charitable golf event!”