The 18th annual Dick Hunt Memorial Golf Tournament showed once again why it isamong the most well- liked of the industry fundraisers. With fewer than 50 participants this year, the event is unique in allowing industryparticipants to play ” pure words of organizer Gerry Stevens, “We haven’t raised a lot of money for the Leukemia Research Foundation, but we do our part.” The event has been blessed with fine weather virtually every year.
The tournament is named for Dick Hunt, described as a classic salesman, who worked for Fenwick Automotive, which sponsors the event. To date the event has raised more than $23,000. Proportionately, more jobbers make up the attendance than virtually any similar event.
“We think that it is amazing that it has gone on as long as it has,” says Richard Hunt, grandson of Dick Hunt. “It’s great. We just don’t know how long any of us is going to be here,” he added with a smile.
“The reason we do this is simply because of the guys who turn up,” says Stevens. “It is a low-key event, and we don’t ask a lot of the ones who show up. There is still a need for an event of this nature.”