Golfers Unite for United Way

The winning women’s team, left to right: Karen Coffin, Marsha Bordner, Allison Falls, Diane Beale

The winning men’s team, left to right: Marty Sutter, Ken Williams, Rich Hillman and Justin Moore.

Last week, on a cool and breezy Friday, 23 teams of hardy men and women golfers donned their best spring-in-Ohio gear and played the beautiful 18 holes at Catawba Island Club for the benefit of United Way in Ottawa County. It was the largest field in the four year history of the event.

The annual United Way golf outing featured a competitive and good-humored field, with the team of Marty Sutter, Ken Williams, Rich Hillman and Justin Moore winning the men’s competition in a score-card playoff, and the team of Alison Falls, Marsha Bordner, Karen Coffin and Diane Beale winning the women’s competition. Adam Bess and Marsha Bordner won the closest to the pin contest, and Laura Borows and Brian Tobias won the longest drive competition.

Other prizes that were awarded included Best Britches (Karen Coffin and Josh Grymkowski), Best Dressed to Golf in the Dark (the team of Adam Bess, Jayson Hedberg, Joey Capizzi and Dominick Frausto) and Best Attitude and Sass (the team of Karen Mathison, Cheryl Kistner, Karri Anthony and Nikki Smith).

On behalf of those served, United Way in Ottawa County expresses gratitude to the golfers, the sponsors and to CIC. All the proceeds from the event go to help fund the important work of United Way in Ottawa County.

United Way in Ottawa County changes lives by mobilizing the caring power of the community. United Way is focused on the building blocks for a good life: education, income, and health. Starting at the root, United Way addresses the circumstances that destabilize communities. United Way recruits people and organizations who bring the passion, expertise, and resources needed to get things done. You can give, you can advocate, and you can volunteer – that’s how to LIVE UNITED. For more information, visit

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