31st Annual Tenco Golf Classic

Morning session golfers gather for instructions just prior to tee-off at the 2016 Tenco Golf Classic.

OTTUMWA-The 31st Annual Tenco Golf Classic will be held on Saturday, June 17, at Cedar Creek Golf Course in Ottumwa.  All profits from the event will assist Tenco in carrying out their mission to provide opportunities for people with disabilities to develop and maintain independence in all areas of life.  This Classic, featuring 7:30 AM and 2:00 PM shotgun starts in a 4 Player Best Shot Format, may well now be the largest golf tournament in southern Iowa, annually drawing 260+ golfers.

In addition to golf, the festive day includes the opportunity to win prizes at the Spinning Wheel, purchase mulligans and raffle tickets, and enjoy great brats and hotdogs, along with ice cold beverages.  This year’s event will be supported by more than 25 major sponsors as well as a multitude of patrons from throughout southeastern Iowa and the Midwest.  These sponsors assist the Tenco Foundation with expenses, and contribute outstanding hole prizes, as well as other gifts for the golfers at the event – and the first hole-in-one on #4 wins a new car!

There is still time to register a team for the Tenco Classic – and you can do so by calling Tenco at  (641) 682-8114 or by emailing mmcadams@tenco.org  or jschuttinga@tenco.org.  Team cost is $240, which is green fees for 4 golfers and includes 2 carts.  Enjoy a round of golf with friends, while supporting services for people with disabilities, does it get any better than that!

Tenco is a non-profit local organization currently serving 315 people with disabilities.  Founded in Ottumwa, Iowa in 1965, we are celebrating 52 years of service to the people of southern Iowa.  To carry out its good work, Tenco operates Vocational Work Experiences, Adult Day Habilitation, Community Employment, Respite, Group Respite, Supported Community Living, and  Hydroponic Greenhouses that provides employment for people with disabilities, as well as producing locally grown pesticide free vegetables for our region.