Fore the Flames Golf Tourney, 2022

April 30, 2022 / Andrea Wenger

A record turnout of 40 teams and more than 150 golfers enjoyed ideal spring weather for the annual Fore the Flames Golf Tournament, raising more than $38,000 for student financial aid and the athletics program.

The tournament took place April 29 at Heritage Oaks Golf Course in Harrisonburg and was organized by members of the Eastern Mennonite School Alumni Board and other alumni and parent representatives.

A highlight of the day was a hole-in-one on the 17th hole by Jeff Souder, golfing with the Special Fleet foursome, winning a set of Callaway X hot irons.

It was the first time a raffle was added to the mix which raised $1,353 for a new volleyball net system. The winner, Jeff Forbes, earned a week at the Outer Banks, thanks to donor Trevor Parmer ’90, committee co-chair.

The planning team included co-chairs: Parmer and Mattias Clymer ’06. Diana Berkshire ’70, Ann Eberly ’64, Stephanie Forbes, Joy Kingsley-Ibeh ’93, Eric Martin ’72, and Chris Slonaker, golf team coach. EMS staff: Erin Hess, Trisha Blosser, Andrew Gascho, Paul Leaman, and Andrea Wenger

Thank you to our sponsors:

  • LD&B Insurance and Financial Services, lunch sponsor
  • Rockingham Steel, flames family sponsor
  • Weaver’s Flooring America, hospitality sponsor
    VistaShare, hospitality sponsor
  • Classic Kitchen & Bath, putting green sponsor
  • PBMares, putting green sponsor
  • Gaines Group Architects, beverage cart sponsor
  • Horizons Edge, scoreboard sponsor
  • Asa & Kathleen Graves, scoreboard sponsor
  • Beachy & Arehart PLLC, driving range sponsors

Royal blue hole sponsors

  • BioLife Plasma Services
  • Harman Construction, Inc.
  • Park Rose Village
  • Park View Federal Credit Union
  • R.S. Monger & Sons Inc.
  • Special Fleet Service

Hole and hole-in-one contest sponsors

  • F&M Bank
  • Bear Creek Outdoor Living
  • Maplewood Valley Ranch
  • Schlabach Drywall, Inc
  • McEneely Family
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • MSL Consulting
  • InterChange Group, Inc.
  • Kreider Four Seasons Equipment
  • Cornerstone Concrete Foundations
  • Venture Builders Inc.

Student golfer and student support  sponsors:

  • Landes Heating & Air Conditioning
  • Weyers Cave Medical Center
  • Bear Creek Outdoor Living
  • Asa & Kathleen Graves
  • Jay & Cynthia Veenis
  • Winchester Group
  • VMRC Foundation

In-kind sponsors:

  • WBTX Radio, media sponsor
  • Eddie Edwards Signs
  • Pepsi (PCVA)
  • EMS Food Science Nutrition Class
  • Strite’s Donuts
  • Greenberry’s Coffee

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