annual tournament was held in April of 1995. We chose the month of April,
as this month is designated as “National Child Abuse Prevention Month”.
Much planning went into the tournament, the format, prizes, awards, functions
including golf and social events.
The goal of the tournament was to:
- Include as many family members, relatives, and friends as possible.
- To have an event that was fun and enjoyable.
- To have everyone participating receive a prize.
- Most importantly to raise money for needy children
The following is the tournament format;
||All golfers and guest were treated to a pizza
party at The Berberich home. This has since been changed
(thanks to Carl Anderson) to a boat cruise on St Andrew
Bay on Carl’s glass bottom boat; it has been a truly enjoyable
experience the past two years.
||The golf begins with introduction of the
players at 7:00 a.m. and golf beginning at 8:00 a.m. (18
hole scramble format)
||The Jeff Berberich
Shootout (which the last three years was sold for a $1000 donation and
sponsored by a local restaurant owner, (Roy Centanni) open to the first
ten shooters with $50. There were two divisions an A player and a B player
division, and last year we added a senior Division. This produced more
money for the “kids.” The
winners receive cash and a trophy for their efforts.
(Judy and Chuck) with the help of several volunteers, prepared dinner
for all the Berberich Family and guest from out of town. This tradition
with the upcoming 2001 tournament has had to be revised, as the tournament
has gotten so large, that this became to much for the Berberich Family
to have at their home.
||Memorial Mass at
St. Bernadette Catholic Church, in Memory of Jeff, attended by family
and many, many friends. It is a highlight of the weekend for our family.
||Final 18 holes of golf
begin and at the conclusion of the golf, everyone is treated to a steak
cookout with all the trimmings, prepared by and served by the Hombre Staff.
During the dinner, we have a “reverse drawing” with each golfer receiving
a prize; the final four or five names drawn receive the “grand prizes”,
such as a week’s vacation including airfare provided by R.C.I. Vacations
and Northwest Air Link.
winners are presented with their prizes and gift certificates. The winning
team is presented with a 16 inch carved glass trophy to be retained for
one year. Following the presentation of the trophies are the two most
important events of the tournament. The check presentation to the charity
of choice by the Berberich Family, and finally the Jeff Award, presented
to the person or persons who make a significant contribution to the tournament.