Muscatine Charities ‘Funraiser’ to support local causes

Margaret Hurlbert
Margaret Hurlberthttps://discovermuscatine.com
Margaret Hurlbert works as the Editor of Discover Muscatine Newspaper.

Muscatine Living

MUSCATINE, Iowa–In 1999 as a business owner, Tom Hendricks received numerous requests to help out organizations putting on fundraisers. He gave where he could, but found that he could not keep up with all of them. When he learned seven different organizations put on charity golf outings each year, he and several others had the idea to combine them into a single event, bringing Muscatine Charities and their annual Golf “Funraiser” to life. 23 years later, the Golf “Funraiser” continues to help Muscatine Charities support numerous non-profits and provide preschool scholarships. This year’s outing will take place June 23, and organizers hope to raise significant funds to put towards the grants and scholarships they will award this year.

Muscatine Charities will hold their Golf “Funraiser” at Geneva Golf Course & Country Club, located at 3100 Bidwell Road in Muscatine. Thanks to the event’s generous sponsors, players can win a number of prizes including a new car from one of the hole in one contests, as well as a variety of high-quality golf clubs. Registration costs $175 per player and includes both lunch and dinner, a golf cart, and special tee and team prizes. In addition to to golfing, players may also stay for a silent auction, raffles, and a live auction. Because volunteers run Muscatine Charities, all the money raised will go directly to non-profits and scholarships. Anyone wanting to sign up may call 563-262-8894. If you would like to play, Hendricks encourages you to sign up soon, as very few spots remain available. “I think it will be full,” he predicted. “We have filled up, which is a good thing.”

Since incorporating as a non-profit, Muscatine Charities has supported 45 different local groups, donating over $4 million to them in the process. Additionally, Muscatine Charities provides scholarships for families in need to send their children to preschool, helping those children enter kindergarten prepared and have a higher success rate in school overall.

Paired with their annual capital campaign, the Muscatine Charites Golf “Funraiser” represents one of their largest sources of money for the grants and scholarships they give out. Hendricks considers the event one of the most enjoyable ways to support groups that have a positive impact on Muscatine County. “We have fun raising funds for kids, seniors, and handicapped people,” he beamed. This year, Hendricks hopes the golf tournament will bring in $75 to $85 thousand.

Even if you cannot attend this year’s Muscatine Charities Golf “Funraiser,” you may still donate to them at any time. You may bring or mail a check to the Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine (104 West Second Street, Muscatine) with Muscatine Charities on the memo line or donate through their website.

Whether you support Muscatine Charities on the green through the Muscatine Charites Golf “Funraiser” or in another way, Hendricks loves seeing how the community comes together to make their mission of helping local organizations possible. “Everyone who lives in Muscatine is Muscatine Charities because they help people out,” he said. “I’m ticked to death because they’re helping so many people in Muscatine that we don’t even know about.”

Latest News

New Exhibits Opening at Muscatine Art Center in February

Two new exhibitions opening at the Muscatine Art Center this month focus on people. In the ultra-realistic work of...

More Articles Like This

Muscatine Today

MTS- Brandon is here to talk about Fat Cat

Today on the show Scott Schultz from Impact Fitness and Nutrition is here to talk about more healthy fitness tips. Then if you are looking to get your car cleaned up from the winter listen to today's show to learn about a business in town that can help you with that and more..... Thank you to our show sponsors: Harpers Cycling and Fitness, Beckey Insurance, Muscatine Power and Water, RIVO Plumbing and Heating, ImpactLife Blood Center, Lutheran Living, Toyota of Muscatine, Impact Fitness and Nutrition, Sun Tan City Muscatine, Real Estate Resource Associates, UnityPoint Health Trinity Muscatine and Hy-Vee Muscatine #muscatinetodayshow #goodmorningmuscatine #KindnessIsFree

DMSN Broadcasts

Manta Rays Swim

Join us as the Muskie Boys Basketball team hosts the North Scott Lancers! Watch Your Way: DiscoverMuscatine.com Discover Muscatine Facebook Discover Muscatine YouTube DiscoverMuskie Twitter Muscatine Power and Water Cable Channel 3 Brought to you by Muscatine Power and Water, Muscatine Lawn and Power, Hy-Vee, Bayer of Muscatine, First National Bank of Muscatine, Affordable Metal Manufacturing, Eastern Iowa Power Washers, Arty’s Ice Cream and Grill, Rivo Plumbing and Heating, Riots and Rebelle’s Salon, Bickford Senior Living, Let’s Eat, Muscatine Community Y and the Youth Sports Foundation. #DMSN #MuskieSports #Muscatine #MuskieSchools #basketball #prephoops #prepbasketball

Talk of the Town

February is here–that means spring is coming soon, right?

It's been a weird winter, right? We've had days when it was -40 below zero and others that had temps in the 60s. February...

Muscatine Area News

New Exhibits Opening at Muscatine Art Center in February

Two new exhibitions opening at the Muscatine Art Center this month focus on people. In the ultra-realistic work of Marc Sijan, the spotlight is...