Friday, June 8, 2012

Second Annual Ed Soladay Golf Tribute

Welcome to the 
Second Annual Ed Soladay Golf Tribute!
We had an amazing turn out Monday 
and doubled the amount of money raised for the charity this year.
Hold on for picture overload.
 I love the feeling of pulling into the club parking lot and seeing all the carts ready to go.
It really is surreal.
If you look in the upper right hand corner at the flagpole,
you can see the flag the hospital flew the day Ed's organs were donated.
It meant a lot to our family that the club flew it the day of the tournament.
We had some incredible sponsors this year.
Couldn't do the tournament without them!
My parents sponsored the boxed lunches for all the players.
All of our par 3's had prizes thanks to our sponsors!
This sponsor played golf every Saturday morning in the men's group with Ed.
Registration went off without a hitch!

This year we had a paparazzi cart that 2 girls,
daughters of one of Carol's friends,
drove around and took all the pictures.
Checking in to cover last minute details for we begin!
The announcement was made for all players to make their way to their cart.
My handsome husband said a few words.
And head to his cart with my brother.
Since it was a shotgun start,
everyone was lead to their first hole.
And the tournament began!


Carol played with one of the golf pros
and 2 of Ed and Carol's dear friends from New York.


I loved that so many women played!
By next summer I WILL be a golfer as Ryan and I are officially members now!
More on that another time.

Everyone had a great time.


These ladies are part of Carol's Thursday morning group.
Such wonderful women.


The 2 women on the right are from my girl's poker night group.
The First Tee set up on the 9th hole,
Gentle Creek's signature hole.
It really is beautiful.

They brought the same kids out from last year, and they were awesome.
With a donation, players could have them either drive the ball or putt for them.
It was a lot of fun.

Once tournament play was done,
everyone went back to the clubhouse for dinner, awards and live music.

Ryan's group was only 4 over the first place team!
While everyone ate,
Ryan and I made sure the awards and raffle prizes were ready to go.

Ryan played MC.
I am so blessed to be married to such an incredible man.
Award time is always a blast.
One of the guys Ryan used to work with won the iPad for closest to the pin.
One of our big sponsors had the winning raffle ticket 3 times.
She and her husband even ended up winning the obligatory flat screen television!

My beautiful mother
It was a great day...
We love you, Ed...

People stayed on the patio until 10:00 PM.
We had such a great time.

Just like last year,
Ryan and I collapsed in bed
at the end of the day exhausted but happy. 
We spent the day with family and friends
celebrating the life of a wonderful man.
It's bittersweet.

We love and miss you every day, Ed.

3 comments:

Carrie Darney said...

Love it! So sweet! I wanted SO BAD to to come help...my PTO blows. Your Mom is so pretty...just like you! Glad you had a successful tournament!!

muah!

Sara said...

You, Ryan and Carol have to put together such an INCREDIBLE tribute to Ed. I know he's looking down so proudly at all of you!!! Congrats on another successful year!
Miss you, sweet friend! xoxo

Sofia Karg said...

I can feel how much of a success this event was just by looking at these photos. There were so many golfers in attendance, and everyone looked like they were having so much fun. What great tribute to Ed indeed. Anyway, I look forward to seeing you and Ryan play this year. =)

Regards,
Sofia Karg

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Friday, June 8, 2012

Second Annual Ed Soladay Golf Tribute

Welcome to the 
Second Annual Ed Soladay Golf Tribute!
We had an amazing turn out Monday 
and doubled the amount of money raised for the charity this year.
Hold on for picture overload.
 I love the feeling of pulling into the club parking lot and seeing all the carts ready to go.
It really is surreal.
If you look in the upper right hand corner at the flagpole,
you can see the flag the hospital flew the day Ed's organs were donated.
It meant a lot to our family that the club flew it the day of the tournament.
We had some incredible sponsors this year.
Couldn't do the tournament without them!
My parents sponsored the boxed lunches for all the players.
All of our par 3's had prizes thanks to our sponsors!
This sponsor played golf every Saturday morning in the men's group with Ed.
Registration went off without a hitch!

This year we had a paparazzi cart that 2 girls,
daughters of one of Carol's friends,
drove around and took all the pictures.
Checking in to cover last minute details for we begin!
The announcement was made for all players to make their way to their cart.
My handsome husband said a few words.
And head to his cart with my brother.
Since it was a shotgun start,
everyone was lead to their first hole.
And the tournament began!


Carol played with one of the golf pros
and 2 of Ed and Carol's dear friends from New York.


I loved that so many women played!
By next summer I WILL be a golfer as Ryan and I are officially members now!
More on that another time.

Everyone had a great time.


These ladies are part of Carol's Thursday morning group.
Such wonderful women.


The 2 women on the right are from my girl's poker night group.
The First Tee set up on the 9th hole,
Gentle Creek's signature hole.
It really is beautiful.

They brought the same kids out from last year, and they were awesome.
With a donation, players could have them either drive the ball or putt for them.
It was a lot of fun.

Once tournament play was done,
everyone went back to the clubhouse for dinner, awards and live music.

Ryan's group was only 4 over the first place team!
While everyone ate,
Ryan and I made sure the awards and raffle prizes were ready to go.

Ryan played MC.
I am so blessed to be married to such an incredible man.
Award time is always a blast.
One of the guys Ryan used to work with won the iPad for closest to the pin.
One of our big sponsors had the winning raffle ticket 3 times.
She and her husband even ended up winning the obligatory flat screen television!

My beautiful mother
It was a great day...
We love you, Ed...

People stayed on the patio until 10:00 PM.
We had such a great time.

Just like last year,
Ryan and I collapsed in bed
at the end of the day exhausted but happy. 
We spent the day with family and friends
celebrating the life of a wonderful man.
It's bittersweet.

We love and miss you every day, Ed.

3 comments:

Carrie Darney said...

Love it! So sweet! I wanted SO BAD to to come help...my PTO blows. Your Mom is so pretty...just like you! Glad you had a successful tournament!!

muah!

Sara said...

You, Ryan and Carol have to put together such an INCREDIBLE tribute to Ed. I know he's looking down so proudly at all of you!!! Congrats on another successful year!
Miss you, sweet friend! xoxo

Sofia Karg said...

I can feel how much of a success this event was just by looking at these photos. There were so many golfers in attendance, and everyone looked like they were having so much fun. What great tribute to Ed indeed. Anyway, I look forward to seeing you and Ryan play this year. =)

Regards,
Sofia Karg