Held in memory of Janet "JC" Johnson, the 7th annual "JC" Golf Tournament took place on May 20 at Wapicada Golf Club in St. Cloud, Minnesota. To date, the tournament has raised $111,000 to benefit IMF programs and services! In fact, an IMF research grant will be awarded at ASH in December in the name of Janet "JC" Johnson.
Tickets for the event sold out in record time, with almost 200 golfers and 240 diners registered. And the registrations kept coming in even after the tournament reached capacity. Some golfing fivesomes generously made room for additional players by deciding to alternate shots, giving new meaning to the saying, “The more the merrier!” New participants and sponsors made the 2006 event the biggest and best tournament yet. As in the past, the tournament featured a putting contest, a "hole in one" contest to win a new car, numerous other golf contests, and a silent auction and raffle. A new "Gallery Pledge" program allowed non-golfers to participate in the tournament. After the golf, all the event participants gathered for a dinner celebration. An awards ceremony followed dinner, and the band "Canoise" entertained everyone late into the evening. Our heartfelt thanks to the event organizers, sponsors, and participants for making the 7th annual "JC" Golf Tournament such a stellar success!