Our first annual FRANKIE AND ANDYS GOLF DAY FUNDRAISER went off without a hitch and was a resounding success! Hosted by Homer and Lisa Bryson at the beautiful Legacy Golf Course at Lake Lanier Islands Resort, the day started with 21 teams of four in a mass motorcade of golf carts full of eager people ready to enjoy the day, and Oh, how they enjoyed it! Beautiful weather, beautiful people and every single one of them a dog lover, eager to help us achieve our dream of opening up a second building so that we can save more senior dogs. Our grand ‘hole in one’ prize of a gleaming new Honda CR-V unfortunately went unclaimed, however very few people went away empty handed, thanks to some fabulous door prizes donated by our sponsors, and, in all honesty, when the golf is good, the food is fabulous, and you’re sipping away on Beso Sangria in the sun, it’s hard not to have a blast!
We are extremely blessed to have had some awesome volunteers who were priceless on the day …Jennifer Wilt, Connie Wooford, Kelly Mitchell, Kim Hamilton, Jamie Whitley, Stephen Walters, thank you so much, all of you. To our wonderful corporate sponsors…….Milton Martin Honda of Gainesville and Butch Miller For State Senate who graciously provided the hole in one prize and entered a team to support the event, Thompson, O’Brien, Kemp and Nasuti (Attorneys at Law), Fire Protection Services who sponsored the second hole, Super Dooper Dog Training of Flowery Branch who graciously sponsored four teams, Word of Mouth Restaurants who provided gift cards for meals at their awesome Haven and Valenza restaurants in Brookhaven, Beso Del Sol Sangria who provided the ‘after golf libations’, Motorcars of Georgia, who had everyone drooling over the Lamborghini, Aston Martin and McLaren that they showcased at the event (man, those guys know how to make an entrance!!), James A Walters Management Agency, and of course last but not least, the Lanier Islands Legacy Golf Course team, headed up by Grier Todd who have been such wonderful supporters of our venture since day one. They were so accommodating, so generous and so professional, nothing was too much trouble for them.
Thank you to all of our corporate sponsors for your support for this event and our cause. We were very fortunate to have had many individual sponsors also, headed up by event hosts and sponsors and our board members, the wonderful Homer and Lisa Bryson. Homer and Lisa have always been extremely active in dog rescue and have been hugely instrumental in the start up and success of Frankie and Andys Place. Huge thanks to Stevie Vickers who sponsored the fifth hole and to Krystle Andrews for sponsoring the tournament, both of these ladies are board members of Frankie and Andys Place and cannot do enough to help save our furry friends. A huge Thankyou to Shannon Ballew who provided the fantastic giveaway Frankie and Andys golf pouches which were stylish and practical, Tracy Burke who kindly sponsored the 1st hole, Rajesh Shah who sponsored the tournament and other tournament sponsors Michelle and Keith Howell, Dr. Charles Lee, Ben Harvill, Dr Jane White from Murrayville Veterinary Clinic, Philip Wilheit, Krys Hoskins and Skip and Rhonda Skits. We hope you enjoy all these beautiful photographs provided most kindly by photographers Ginger Jakins & Mindy Greer. A special mention also goes out to longtime supporters, volunteers and dear friends of Frankie and Andys Place, Michael and Lisa Clarke, who help make every Frankie and Andys Place event a success.
Thank you to each and every one of you for your support and your involvement…..it’s because of you that we will be saving a bunch more dogs this year, and changing the lives of the people they help in the community.