DAVENPORT, IOWA (August 10, 2021) — The 2021 Hunter Classic, benefiting the HAVlife™ Foundation, will be held Monday, October 4, 2021, at Crow Valley Country Club, 4315 E 60th Street, Davenport. Registration will be held at 11AM with a shotgun start at 12PM. A total of 144 golfers can compete.
Funds raised will benefit the HAVlife™ Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization based in the Quad Cities. HAVlife™ helps young people participate in activities they usually wouldn’t be able to afford. Ages ten to fifteen are special years for young people, when the dreams and ambitions of childhood develop into the achievements of adulthood. But for some, financial burdens and life’s obstacles can crush their dreams and block their ambitions. These young people are at risk of entering adulthood filled with doubt and frustration. HAVlife™ works with schools and youth organizations to find places where a little help today might make a big difference tomorrow.
By providing scholarships in the area of athletics, music and arts, we turn lost potential into achievements and points of pride. Last year, the Hunter Classic raised nearly $40,000 which helped fund activities that fall through the cracks as school funds are cut and family budgets run short. Things like music lessons and vocal camps, athletic supplies and participation fees — costs that can keep a kid from stretching and sometimes soaring.
“I’m honored that concerned, caring Quad-Citians are again combining forces to help kids and show their support for the foundation,” said Mike Vondran, CEO of TAG and founder of the HAVlife™ Foundation. Join us and play for potential to support the youth of our community. Funds raised will provide participation scholarships in the area of athletics, music and arts that will turn lost potential into actual achievements for many young people.
Registration fees: $195/player or $780/team. Registration includes: 18 holes of golf with cart, golfer gift, bag lunch, on-course beverages, and dinner and program following golf. You can visit the webpage for the event online at: https://quadcities.havlife.org/events/2021-hunter-classic-benefiting-the-havlife-foundation. (The page also includes the PDF file for the registration form.)
Thank you to our generous sponsors. Please note: Due to the impact of COVID-19 and the safety of our sponsors, players, volunteers, and others, the HAVlife™ Foundation will comply with the federal, state, and golf course recommendations for health precautions at the time of this event.
Preventing Lost Potential™
Truly, there is great sadness in the loss of the dreams and ambitions of the young. That is why Preventing Lost Potential™ has been named as the HAVlife™ Foundation’s primary goal. The foundation was founded in 2007 in the memory of Hunter Aaron Vondran, who died at age 13 as the result of an accident. His family — father Mike Vondran, mother Brenda, and older brother Baron — chose to honor Hunter’s memory through service to the community.
“HAVlife™ works to keep young people active and engaged,” said Kimberly Guy, President of the HAVlife™ Foundation. The foundation has been providing support to at-risk youth for fourteen years. In that time, the organization has given over a million dollars to assist more than 10,000 young people throughout Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois. HAVlife™ has three chapters of service: Quad Cities, Tri-States (Dubuque), and Johnson County (Iowa City). The organization supports schools and organizations with grants, encouraging youth to participate in the areas of music, arts, and athletics — fields of endeavor once enjoyed by young Hunter.
Since the HAVlife™ Foundation was first established, it has grown considerably, thanks to community support. The foundation has held many events to raise both funds and public awareness, including the Martini Shake Off™, to be held February 17, 2022, at the RiverCenter, Davenport.
To register, please call 563-676-1830, e-mail KimG@havlife.org or fill out and return this registration form: https://quadcities.havlife.org/upload/PDF/2021HunterClassicRegistration.pdf.