WAVI holds 11th annual golf tournament

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Working Against Violence, Incorporated, or WAVI, held their 11th annual golf tournament Saturday at Hart Ranch. For the past five years, they’ve been able to raise over 2,000 dollars each year from the proceeds of the tournament.

Dozens of enthusiastic players came out to the event, despite some chilly air and foggy skies. There was a wide spread of difficulty, which filled the day with challenges to suit every skill level.

Dustin Lecy, Head Golf Professional at Hart Ranch, discussed the setup.

“We call it Heaven and Hell,” he explains. “The front nine is set up as easy as possible, and the back nine, we put tees and pins in the most difficult and challenging locations as possible.”

The strong turnout was encouraging for WAVI representatives, and they say that their fundraisers are often well-attended by the Rapid City community.

WAVI has a really good reputation in the community and people understand the need,” says Dr. Anne Fisher, Vice President of the WAVI Board of Directors. “This is domestic violence awareness month, which is a good reason for them to have the tournament in October.”

90 golfers attended the fundraiser this year, with all different backgrounds and skill levels, and plenty of smiles were shared on the brisk morning.

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