2015 Fundraiser

2015 Golf GroupOn April 18, 2015, for the second consecutive year, 122 golfers participated in the annual Gamma Mu Educational Services, Inc. (GMES, Inc.) golf fundraiser.  GMES, Inc. is the 501c3 non-profit philanthropic organization of Gamma Mu Boule.

Proceeds from the event, will help us expand and develop our social action programs, whose mission is focusing on leadership development activities, fostering academic success, and ensuring a commitment to community service.  The fundraiser was held at the stunning, multi-award winning SunRidge Canyon Golf Club in Fountain Hills, AZ.  The course was built in the canyons of the beautiful Scottsdale McDowell Mountains.  Immediate Past Sire Archon of Gamma Mu, Karl Gentles was charged with leading the golf fundraising event as the chairman.

This year the committee set a net revenue goal of $50,000, which was $20,000 more than last year’s goal.  With the hard work and tremendous efforts of the entire Gamma Mu Boule, we exceeded last year’s revenue and profited about $41,000. A large portion of the revenue was from our corporate sponsorships, which included Grand Canyon University, Arizona State University, Morgan Stanley, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, Visp Group, CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company, and Milchak Consulting.

There were several contests including hole-in-one, closet to the pin, and a skins contest in which Gamma Mu’s own Archon Larry Leverette’ s team won and collected a $1000 cash prize. The raffle prizes donated consisted of an IPAD mini, a luxury suite at the AZ Diamondbacks stadium, gift cards, and an autographed football by Gale Sayers.

The efforts of our lovely Archousai could not go unnoticed, as they helped welcome the participants, facilitate the raffle contests and assist in managing the prizes and awards.  After the tournament was finished participants were treated to a sumptuous barbeque lunch buffet.

To view an event photo gallery click here.

Article courtesy of Archon Ahmed Collins