Full Compass, a worldwide supplier of professional audio, video and lighting components based in Middleton, Wis., recently hosted its fourth annual Charity Golf Event. This year’s featured charity was the Boys and Girls Club of America (BGCA), which received an $8,700 donation to help complete construction of a new BGCA facility in Fitchburg, Wis. The purse was raised by 86 golfers who paid a $60 registration fee to play 18 holes at a local course, as well as with the help of donations made by area businesses and sales reps, vendors and manufacturers with whom Full Compass does business.
"Almost 25 percent of each golf registrant's fee went directly to the BGCA," stated Full Compass national sales associate Heather Paske. "We also raised additional funds for the cause on the day of the event by selling raffle tickets to our golfers that provided a shot at winning door prizes and a custom set of irons donated by Dean’s Custom Clubs of Cross Plains, Wis. On the course, we sold mulligans and gimmie strings, and wagered on tee shots, with all winnings being donated.”
Paske, who has managed the charitable outing since its inception, received assistance this year from Full Compass' Wendy Brendel, Alana Rivers, Kristin LeDuc, Sue Englund, Deb Leis, Keith Post, Julie Kruser, Brooke Anderson, Jessica Coniber and Greg Halom.
Industry sponsors Audio-Technica, Telex/EV, the Harman Group, Canon USA, Canon Still, Middle Atlantic and Whirlwind USA also helped make the day a success, as did manufacturer's representatives Audio Biz and Powerlines Marketing. Other area donations came from Physician’s Plus and Chase Bank, which paid the registration fee for two spots on the links that were raffled off. Other raffle gifts came from area restaurants and businesses.
"In many communities boys and girls are left on their own to find recreation and companionship," Paske said shortly after the event. "Kids often are home alone without adult supervision because their parents are at work, or for any one of a number of other reasons. The BGCA is a safe haven to head to for after school programs that offer learning assistance, sporting activities, and most important of all, social acceptance. Young people need to know there is someone who cares, and we are glad we could help."