Press Release

August 16, 2014

Wildlife Supporters Tee Off at 4th Annual Golf Tournament

Yearly event helps provide funding for projects benefiting Pennsylvania wildlife and habitats

The Wildlife For Everyone Endowment Foundation held its 4th Annual Tee Off For Wildlife Golf Tournament on Friday, August 15, 2014 at The Links at Gettysburg. The one-day event helps provide money for projects benefiting Pennsylvania wildlife and its habitats. This year more than 60 golfers, spectators and volunteers attended the event, helping make it one of the most successful fundraisers held by the Foundation.

The Wildlife For Everyone Endowment Foundation would like to congratulate this year's winners:

  • 1st Place Team - Mike Harpster, Chris Borge, John Pantaloni (60)
  • 2nd Place Team - Tyler Chubb, Dustin Chubb, Rick Conrad, Ken Rigby (61)
  • 3rd Place Team - Paul Nichols, Isaac Putnam, Bob Horner, Denny Taylor (61)

  • Diamonds in the Rough - Bob Pursell (9 inches from flagstick)

  • Longest Drives
  • Hole #9: Denny Taylor
  • Hole #14: Jamie French

  • Closest to Pin
  • Hole #3: Denny Taylor
  • Hole #12: Dave Barsda

Teams of four golfers competed in the scramble format tournament under sunny skies with temperatures hovering around 80 degrees. Thanks to Confer's Jewelers in Bellefonte, PA, the popular 'Diamonds in the Rough' competition was held at the putting green between holes #9 and #10. After the tournament, all attendees received a buffet-style dinner and a short ceremony recognized the winners. Additionally, the Foundation held its live auction, Chinese auction and 50/50 raffle drawing.

"I thought this year's golf tournament was our best yet," said Wildlife For Everyone Endowment Foundation Executive Director Vern Ross. "I want to thank the golfers, volunteers, staff, board members and The Links at Gettysburg for making the tournament a success."

The Links at Gettysburg is a '4 ½ Star' rated facility by Golf Digest. The European-style links course features daunting elevated tee boxes with slender, precise landing areas. With 14 lakes and streams and red-rock canyons and formations, The Links at Gettysburg provides outdoor enthusiasts with spectacular views of wildlife and its habitat, making it an ideal home for the Foundation's annual tournament.

Wildlife For Everyone Endowment Foundation was established to provide permanent private support for wildlife habitat enhancement, wildlife research and education, land preservation and for the establishment of a Wildlife Education and Research Center. The Foundation celebrates the rich heritage of Pennsylvania wildlife, habitat and sportsmen and sportswomen. To date, Wildlife For Everyone Endowment Foundation has raised and provided over two million dollars on habitat improvements and educational programs throughout Pennsylvania.

Wildlife For Everyone Endowment Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit Foundation. More information about the foundation's projects can be found at


Vern Ross
Executive Director
Peg Hosterman
Administrative Assistant
Brian Tripp
Public Relations Assistant

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