Federated Insurance Company of Owatonna, Minnesota, hosted their annual Federated Challenge fundraiser Monday at Interlachen Country Club in Edina. The event raises funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Minnesota and the Annexstad Family Foundation and a large check was presented in the clubhouse ballroom for $2.3 million.
The event was supported by many well-known organizations, including presenting sponsor Wells Fargo, the Timberwolves, Tiffany and Co., Allina, Coca-Cola, Rolex and TCF Bank. Participants on each par three hole also had a chance to win a Mercedes from sponsor Feldmann Imports with a hole-in-one.
Interlachen absolutely shined during the day: host professional Jock Olson graciously hit tee shots for each team over the course of the afternoon, the grounds crew did an incredible job to remove all traces of the major event held there just two months ago and George Carroll’s catering staff served excellent food and refreshments before and after the tournament.
The weather was perfect for the double shotgun event (one was held at 7:30 AM and a second group started at 1:30 PM). Each foursome also had the services of a forecaddie during their round to help negotiate the intricacies of the famed Interlachen fairways and greens.
Special thanks to Jeff and his wife Debbie for the invitation to this great event and congratulations on raising so much money for a great cause.Originally published by DK on August 27, 2008 at 12:03 am