On Saturday, July 31, Carly (Masching) Pedelty, Mara Masching and Abby (Masching) Flynn brought back the 13th annual Masching Memorial Golf Tournament. This year’s event included 120 golfers and benefited St. Anthony Regional Cancer Center.
They are the second generation of the Masching family to run the tournament. The first generation that headed up the tournament included their parents, Jacque Masching and Cork Masching, and aunts and uncles Rich and Barb (Masching) Golwiltzer, Paul and Pat (Masching) Wiedemeier, Mike and Renee Masching and Mary Kay and the late Rick Masching. That run of tournaments from 1993-2004, raised over $50,000 for St. Anthony Hospice in memory of Ed and Norma Masching.
“We had a warm, beautiful day for golfing and raising money to support the Cancer Center – it doesn’t get any better than that.” said Carly Pedelty. “We are very blessed with all the donors who supported our fundraiser and are excited to announce that we raised $14,000 to support the fight against cancer right here in western Iowa!” she added.
Supporters provided flag prizes, sponsored a hole or contributed cash donations to underwrite the costs. The tournament was held at the Carroll Country Club and cost to enter included green fees, golf cart, dinner, a shirt and giveaways.
“The work that these women and their family members put into organizing this kind of event is really exceptional,” said Ed Smith, President and CEO of St. Anthony. “We are so grateful for their determination to raise more than $10,000 – and to top that by $4,000. The Masching family’s generosity is going to impact so many families in our area.”
Next year’s 14th Annual Masching Memorial Golf Tournament is already in the works.
Shown in the photo accepting the check from left are Lori Pietig, Cancer Center Director, Carly Pedelty, Mara Masching, Trish Roberts, Development Director and Ed Smith, President and CEO. Missing is Abby Flynn.