June 16, 2014
Confidence Learning Center’s 41st Annual Golf Classic & 31st Annual Nick Adams Memorial Fishing Classic could not have gone better – with each element filled with the many supporters of Camp. “Its so great to look around in the crowds and reflect on how blessed the Campers (and staff) are to have the tremendous local support for Camp Confidence,” Jeff Olson, Executive Director.
“The Camp Classics of Confidence Learning Center are such a fun way to raise monies for our organization,” Event Coordinator Sarah Smith. “We definitely had another incredible year. Friday’s weather was beautiful for the golfers at both golf tournaments and the Fiesta. Saturday’s fishing tournament had some rain, but by the end of the day, while the crowd was enjoying the weigh in under the Pavillon at Maddens, the rain stopped and it turned out wonderful.”
To kick off the 41st Annual Golf Classic at Maddens, Camp staff honored the Rardin Family with the John Beyer Memorial Award for showing outstanding and many years of support to the event.
Out of 36 participating teams, Precision Tool (consisting of Tim Goerges, Pat Wiebusch, Dave LaPage and Mark Sandelin) took home the first place bragging rights – along with a gift card to Mills Fleet Farm for each member of the team.
Other results include:
First Place: Precision Tool: Tim Goerges, Pat Wiebusch, Dave LaPage and Mark Sandelin Second Place: Bremer Bank: Scott Bender, Joel Clough, Brad Holland and Justin Heitkamp
Third Place: Deerwood Bank: Tony Loosbrock, Beau Mitchell, D. Mitchell & A. Kay
Longest Drive: Denise Millard & Beau Mitchell
Closest to the Pin: Lisa Davis & Tim Bogenshutz
Longest Putt: Tim Trott
In the 2nd Annual 9-Hole Camp Golf Classic presented by Edina Realty – Brainerd held on the Pine Beach West winning teams were:
First Place: TeeHive Second Place: Nor-Son Third Place: Baxter Dental Longest Putt: TeeHive Closest to Pin: Randy Thoennes Longest Drive: Kim Larson & Darin Dirkes
All golf awards were presented at the Sertoma’s Mariucci Fiesta. The Fiesta consisted of a wonderful live and silent auction, a wonderful Italian dinner (cooked and served by the Brainerd Sertoma group; with the food donated by Cub Foods).
The Ralph Klapperich Award was also given to Confidence Learning Center’s Volunteer of the Year; the 2014 recipient is Bill Deblon & Zach Deblon for countless hours of dedication given to Camp over the year.
When kicking off the 31st Annual Nick Adams Memorial Fishing Classic, the Everett Lassig Award was given to Bill & Michelle Mathis – Subway of Nisswa, for the many years of dedication to the Camp Classic events. Through out the years of donating and volunteering, over 1600 Subway lunches have been donated to the Camp Fishing Classic.
The weigh in at Madden’s lagoon brought in multiple large fish this year. Included in the ‘Lunker’ awards for largest fish: Dan Yantes with a 3lb 9oz bass, Aaron Schroeder with a 12lb 5oz Northern and Dan Eigen with a 6lb walleye.
Awards are given to all of the following for the tournament and based on a total of three fish per division; each team is listed with a guide and two participants:
Mixed Bag Division (with one walleye, one bass & one northern)
First Place: 12lb: Coronel Scott St. Sauver, Bob Loreno & Jake Miles
Second Place: 9lb 14oz: Paul Noskowiak, Josh Johnson & Nate Novak
Third Place: 8lb, 13oz: Tim Hanske, Greg Watland & Colby Watland
First Place: 8lb: LeRoy Ras, Scott Ras & Hannah Ras Second Place:
8lb: David Meyer Jr, Ken Brandel & Sue Mullins
Third Place: 7lb 10oz: Dan Yantes, Danny Goerges & Joby Goerges
First Place: 22lb 12 oz: JR Cooper, Cindy Gibbs & Susan Bialka
Second Place: 19lb 8oz: Aaron Schroeder, Lance Diekmann & Gene DeBusk
Third Place: 18 lb: Joel Borders, Steve Borders & Sean Nottingham
First Place: 14lb 7oz: Dan Eigen, Ike Eigen & Barb Eigen
Second Place: 10lb 14oz: Dan Roach, Ellen Panning & Tim Gass T
hird Place: 6lb 5oz: Jeff Weaver, Carol Painter & Shelley Wayne
The tournament is a catch and release tournament, with the exception of walleye that must be harvested. All walleyes were donated to the Pikes for Vets program.
Raffle ticket Drawing Winners:
Custom Made Fishing Rods by Rod Buckingham:
Walleye: Bruce Olson
Northern: Mike Tietz
Bass: Matt Ostrowski
We Be Jammin’ Ticket:
WeFest Tickets: Patrick Endres
Halfway Jam Tickets: Amy Wark
Moondance Jam: John Tobie
Country Jam: Alex Martin
Lakes Jam: Gary Bokermann
Trip to Cancun: Bruce Buxton