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$62K Raised at Sold Out Golf Tournament

Denton County’s longest running charity golf event tees up for 29th year led by local dealerships.
Golfers were eager to hit the golf course on Monday, June 24th for the anticipated 29th Annual People Helping People Golf Tournament after a week-long rain delay. Denton County’s longest-running charity golf event reach new heights raising $62,377 to support United Way of Denton County (UWDC) and their mission to improve and transform lives in Denton County.  
The event’s original date had to be postponed due to unfavorable playing conditions. The wait proved to be worth it as golfers crowded the Denton Country Club ready to enjoy Monday’s perfect eighty-degree weather to golf united. 
“We’re seeing people out here golfing for a great cause and helping us improve and transform lives across Denton County,” said United Way of Denton County President & CEO Gary Henderson. “We just want to say thank you to our sponsors, our golfers, and our volunteers who helped make today possible. 
Golfers received their choice of complimentary hats or visors and enjoyed lunch sponsored by First United Bank. With golf clubs in hand, teams took off on golf carts and quickly filled DCC’s 18-hole golf field. Golfers were able to participate in on-course contests like firing a tee shot from an Air Cannon courtesy of Cima Solutions Group, competing at the betting hole, the Groggy Dog Speed Hole, and the Longest Drive courtesy of PointBank. Participants closed the day with Metzlers BBQ at the 19th Hole Celebration where tournament and contest winners were announced. 
The first-place winners were the First United Bank team of Jay Ross, John Rollins, Brock McKnight, and Nathan Tune (pictured). The Merki & Associates team (Michael Foster, Matt Wood, Chris Perry, and Matt Koos) scored the second-tier winner spot and the team from Children’s Advocacy Center for Denton County (Kristen Howell, James Beers, Latoya Lowery, and Bennett Ratliff) nabbed third tier winners.
Started in 1991, the People Helping People Golf Tournament has had continual support from area dealerships like James Wood and Bill Utter Ford along with many surrounding businesses. The tournament is one of only two outside events held at the exclusive, members-only Denton Country Club in Argyle, Texas. 
Thank you to our 29th Annual People Helping People Golf Tournament sponsors:
Presenting Sponsors: American Eagle Harley Davidson, Bill Utter Ford, Classic-Chrysler-Jeep- Dodge-Mazda, Honda of Denton, Huffines Kia Subaru, James Wood, Toyota of Denton
Eagle Sponsors: DATCU Credit Union, Independent Bank, Denton County Transportation Authority, Merki & Associates P.C., First State Bank, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton
Air Cannon Hole Sponsor: Cima Solutions Group 
Birdie Sponsor: Atmos Energy, Illustrative Depictions Photography, Safran Electrical & Power, Santé Center for Healing, Sawko & Burroughs 
Speed Hole Sponsor: Groggy Dog 
19th Hole Celebration Sponsor: Metzler’s Food & Beverage
Lunch Sponsor: First United Bank 
Longest Drive Sponsor: PointBank
Hole Sponsor: Gohlke Pools, Kirk Securities Corp., PointBank, Porter Green, University 
Behavioral Health of Denton, Velocity Physical Therapy 
In-Kind Sponsor: Denton Media Company, Market Street, LSA Burger Co., Sysco