Funds support grants for Garrison children

The Garrison Children’s Education Fund (GCEF) recently held a Golf Marathon Fundraiser at Highlands Country Club. Golfers raised over $6,000 by participating in several rounds of golf and securing donations from individuals and businesses.

The Highlands Country Club sponsored this year’s GCEF Golf Marathon Fundraiser. Adult golfers played from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., while several children played from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Karen Nelson, GCEF board member and event organizer said, “We were excited to bring back a popular GCEF event to the community. It was a fun way for participants and spectators to support GUFS and our kids.”

Golfers at the GCEF Golf Marathon Fundraiser — from left, Alex MacInnes, Danielle Mancinelli, Kent Schacht, Lisa Hunter Rasic, Karen Nelson, Carl Nelson, Andy Brief, Spiros Angelopoulos, Keith Wimer and Ray O'Rourke
Golfers at the GCEF Golf Marathon Fundraiser — from left, Alex MacInnes, Danielle Mancinelli, Kent Schacht, Lisa Hunter Rasic, Karen Nelson, Carl Nelson, Andy Brief, Spiros Angelopoulos, Keith Wimer and Ray O’Rourke

In addition to Highlands Country Club, the following businesses sponsored a hole: ABC Soup, Appalachian Market, Bailey Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, Dirk Westphal Photography, Eric Stark Design Associates, Garrison Foundry Architecture, Janko Rasic Architects, and Polhemus Construction Company. The Garrison Café, Foodtown and Riverview Restaurant also contributed.

GCEF is a community-based, nonprofit foundation that seeks to support a dynamic program of academics, the arts and athletics for kindergarten through 12th grade children in the Garrison Union Free School District. GCEF raised a total of $40,000 during the 2013-14 school year. Since its inception in 1998, GCEF has awarded more than $585,000 in grants to the district. Visit

Photo courtesy of GCEF

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