MAHASKA COUNTY YMCA

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Winter Open

SAVE THE DATE!

Dates for the “4th Annual Osky Winter Open Mini-Putt Fore the YMCA” have been set, so mark your calendars for February 13-14, 2015 and plan to attend. It will again be held at Penn Central Mall. This event is a great mix of fund raising and fun activities which last year included student games as well as mini- putt golf. More than $17,000 was raised for supporting the YMCA. Don’t miss this year’s ‘fore the kids’ event!

 

3rd Annual Winter Open - A Success FORE the Y!

Cablevey Conveyors wins People's Choice for the second time by four votes!

Thanks to all the business sponsors for making the 3rd annual Osky Winter Open a success. This is a great opportunity for the whole community to come out and have some fun and get a break from the winter.

“We kicked off the event with a two-person team tournament on Friday. There was tough competition between the 15 teams. Participants enjoyed lunch provided by Hy-Vee, while awards were announced.” said committee member Matt Sherlock. The tournament winners were Eric Stout and Doug Cohrt with a 92. Trevor Vos and Cody Major shot a 96, which earned 2nd place. Chris Roach and Jason Shafer rounded out the Championship flight with a 102. First Flight winners were John Sterns & Brian Snitker shooting a 118 with 2nd and 3rd going to Ryan Bandstra & Jeff Swim and Tim Veiseth & Mattt Denbergen respectively. The 2nd Flight was captured by Lyton DeGroot & Joe Torrence with the teams of Kevin Wright & Malinda Ratliff and Stacy Bandy & Mary Cooksley rounding out the flight.

“Sponsors, golfers, mall merchants, and volunteers all had wonderful comments about the event. We are very pleased with the success,” said Dawn Collins, YMCA Executive Director. The tournament is a fun part of our fundraising campaign. We raise more than $17,000 from the event with proceeds going to support the Mahaska County YMCA. “The event is a great mix of fundraising and providing a fun community activity. The Y’s after school program played the course during a special field trip Friday afternoon. This was followed by the middle school night with over 130 kids participating in mini putt, bag toss, Just Dance, free throw shooting and hula hoop contests,” said Collins.

With a close race for the coveted People’s Choice award, Cablevey Conveyors squeaked out the win for the 2nd time. It was a very close race between Cablevey and ICI, the People’s Choice winner in 2012. “The competitive talk between the hole designers was fun to listen to. I can’t wait to see what the next year brings from our businesses,” said Linda Crookham-Hansen, Event Chair. “The event wouldn’t be what it is without support from our business community.”

“I would like to thank everyone who supported the event – sponsors, volunteers and community members who participated. But I especially thank the committee who put so much time and effort into planning and carrying out this event. The Y is fortunate to have so many people dedicated to our success,” said Collins.

Event proceeds will benefit the Mahaska YMCA’s efforts to enhance the Y with long overdue additions and updates. For more information about YMCA programs or to join the Y, click on the links in the navigation bar above or call at 641.673.8411.

 

Tee-Off FORE the Y!

The 3rd Annual Osky Winter Open will be held February 14-15 at Penn Central Mall.  “It has been a cold winter, and the planning committee is excited to bring the community a fun escape from the cold,” said Linda Crookham-Hansen, Event Chair. This creative two-day event is geared for the whole community. The Y and its business partners have put together an enjoyable event where you can get out and socialize, join in fun competition, and burn off some extra energy. Here are the details:

  • Tee-Off: The event will tee off with a noon golf tournament on Friday, February 14. The tournament is limited to 36 two-person teams. The cost is $40 per team. Register by contacting the YMCA at 641-673-8411. Lunch and flighted prizes are provided.

  • Open Golf: At 1:30, enjoy open golf ($5 per person or $20 per family). The OES/YMCA after school program kids will take a field trip and play the course. Parents will pick up their children at the mall between 5:30-6 p.m.

  • Middle School Fun Night: The course will then be closed for a Middle School Fun Night from 7 to 10 p.m., and it is open to all middle school youth in the county. A student ID is required; the cost is $5. The Y will provide a shuttle from the OHS basketball game to the mall for the event. The Middle School Fun Night will include a mixture of opportunities including mini-putt, Wii games, bingo, bags, hula hoop contests and snowflake finds.

  • Open Golf: The course will be open Saturday from 10 am through 7 pm, and tee-time reservations are not needed. Just come and have some family fun.

Event proceeds will benefit the Mahaska YMCA efforts to enhance the Y with long overdue additions and updates. If you have questions, please call the Y, 641.673.8411. To view pictures from last year's event, please click here.

 

2nd Annual Osky Winter Open a Success

Peoples Choice

The Second Annual Osky Winter Open – Mini-Putt Fore the YMCA was, again, a successful event for the YMCA and the community. Participation increased for all activities with over 400 people playing the course over the two days. “The first annual Two-person Tournament was a big success with 20 teams taking to the links over Friday’s lunch hour. The friendly competition between the teams was a great way to kick off the two days,” said Matt Sherlock, Committee Member. The tournament winners were David Ahmad and Joe Crookham. The second place team was Jason Shafer and Chris Roach. Ryan Bandstra and Jacob Dalbey came in third.

The committee spent a lot of time working specifically on the Middle School night to encourage more kids to come enjoy the evening. The lower cost, addition of Wii activities, music and lighting, were well received. Attendance was nearly triple of the first year.

“We have a great group of kids in this community and its fun to create an extra activity in the community just for them. We look forward to getting input from them on how to make next year’s even better.”, said Linda Crookham-Hansen, Event Chair.

“Sponsors, participants, mall merchants, and volunteers all had wonderful comments about the event. We are all pleased with the success,” said Dawn Collins, YMCA Executive Director. The Green Fees brought in over $2,700 and sponsorships brought in $13,500 for a total of more than $16,100 raised to support the Mahaska County YMCA.

Cablevey Conveyors won the ‘People’s Choice’ award. It was a close race between Cablevey and ICI, the 2012 People’s Choice winner. “The competitive talk between the hole designers was fun to listen to. I can’t wait to see what the third year brings from our businesses,” said Sharon DeKock, Committee Member.

“I would like to thank everyone who supported the event – sponsors, volunteers and community members who played golf. But I especially thank the committee who put so much time and effort into planning and carrying out this event. The Y is fortunate to have so many people dedicated to our success,” said Collins.

Event proceeds will benefit the Mahaska YMCA efforts to enhance the Y with long overdue additions and updates. For more information about YMCA programs or to join the Y, go to the Mahaska County YMCA website at www.mahaskaymca.org or call at 641.673.8411.

Picture: Regina Hall and Steve Van Zee accept the People’s Choice Award on behalf of Cablevey Conveyors.

 

Osky Winter Open - Feb. 10 & 11, 2012The 2nd Annual Osky Winter Open - More Fun, More Events

The Second Annual Osky Winter Open, a mini-putt golfing event held ‘fore the YMCA,’ will be held in Penn Central Mall February 8 and 9. This two-day event includes open golf, a classic golf tournament, and a Friday Fun Night for Middle School students. Families, friends, and co-workers will enjoy some competitive play in climate controlled comfort. All 18 mini-putt holes are uniquely designed for fun and are built and sponsored by local businesses.

“The Classic Golf Tournament is a new addition this year,” said Dawn Collins, YMCA Executive Director. “This is a perfect opportunity to have some fun with co-workers, shake off the winter blues, and maybe even win a prize or two.”

The Classic Golf Tournament will be held Friday, February 8 from noon until 1:30. The tournament is limited to 36 two-person teams, and cost is $40 per team which includes a box lunch. There will be a shotgun start and flighted awards. Sign up now before all the slots are reserved and enjoy this friendly competition with a good cause. The reservation deadline is Thursday, February 7.

Also part of this year’s Osky Winter Open is a “Friday Fun Night” for middle school students. For only $5 students will enjoy unlimited mini-putt, Just Dance, and Wii Bowling. Concessions will also be available. “Friday Fun Night” will run from 6 to 9 p.m. Students must bring their school ID or pass and are asked to use the entrance by the Dollar General store.

Open Golf is scheduled for 1:30 to 6 p.m., on Friday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday. This is a perfect time for families and friends to enjoy time indoors and support a worthy cause, because event proceeds go to support YMCA updates and additions.

For more information, please contact Collins at the YMCA, 641.673.8411.

A special thank you to 2013 Osky Winter Open Hole Sponsors:

1) Clow 2) Town Square Dental
3) Edward Jones (Austin Norris) 4) Pepsi
5) Mahaska Drug 6) Cablevey
7) Hy Vee 8) KBOE Radio
9) OskyGolf/MidWestOne 10) Hawkeye Real Estate
11) Kelderman Manufacturing (Mark Stek) 12) Oskaloosa Herald and Shopper
13) Midwest Sanitation 14) Harvest Point Golf Course
15) Fareway 16) MCG
17) Bank Iowa 18) Industrial Commercial Insulators (ICI)

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First Annual "Osky Winter Open" ~ Success!

Editor's Note: See photos showing the creativity of the hole sponsors by clicking here.

The First Annual Osky Winter Open - Mini-Putt Fore the YMCA was a successful event for the community. An average of over 175 people a day played the course.

“It was great to see all the families come out and enjoy some friendly competition,” said Linda Crookham-Hansen, Event Chair. “There were many wonderful comments from the sponsors, participants, mall merchants, and volunteers. The business community outdid themselves with creativity on hole designs and this was key to the success of the event. We are all pleased.”

The green fees brought in over $2,500 and sponsorships brought in $13,600 for a total of more than $16,000 to support the Mahaska County YMCA.

ICI~ People's Choice AwardIndustrial Commercial Insulation (ICI) won the first ‘People’s Choice’ award. It was a close race between ICI and Cablevey.

“I have heard lots of competitive talk between the hole designers on how they’ll be back better next year. I can’t wait to see what the second year brings from our businesses. We may even expand to 27 holes,” said Madonna Bowie, YMCA board member.

“I would like to thank everyone who supported the event – sponsors, volunteers and community members who golfed, of course. I especially thank the committee who put so much time and effort into planning and carrying out this event. The Y is fortunate to have so many caring people committed to our success,” said Dawn Collins, Executive Director.

Event proceeds will benefit the Mahaska YMCA efforts to enhance the Y with long overdue additions and updates.

 

 


MAHASKA COUNTY YMCA | 414 North Third Street | Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 | 641.673.8411