The First Annual Chamber Challenge Golf Tournament was held at Streamside RV Park and Golf Course on September 11, a significant date in history on so many levels. In a word, the tournament was magnificent! The weather was perfect, warm, a few clouds, and ideal for 18 holes of golf. Everyone involved had a terrific afternoon, capped off by a delicious turkey dinner from the kitchens of the Streamside Restaurant.
Streamside, if you are not familiar with it, is an exceptional golf course as well as an RV park. They currently offer 2,570 yards of golf in 9 holes with a par of 35 for the course. Plans are in the works to develop an additional 9 holes, with three new holes to be opened for the 2012 season. Steve Glenn is the owner and his brother, Bill Glenn, manages the facility. Both of these gentlemen are a pleasure to speak with, are active in the community, and have managed to increase their membership over the past three years with hard work and a devoted staff. The RV Park offers 60 sites with full hook-ups, 20 pull thru sites and 40 back-in sites, all with 50 amp service, CATV and phone service. Seasonal sites are available, but the best kept secret is that they are open for overnighters. For only $25.00 per night, you may enjoy their incredible hospitality.
Are you seeking a new place for dinner? Check out the Streamside Restaurant. The turkey dinner that was served for our tournament was nothing less than pure deliciousness. There is a full bar and a comfortable atmosphere. And if all of that were not enough, everything on the menu is priced just right! Try something different tonight and head on down to Streamside for a terrific meal.
Needles to say, the Chamber Challenge Golf Tournament was a success, entirely because of the Streamside Staff who worked tirelessly in support of this Chamber Event. From decorating the hall to finding golfers, soliciting sponsors, coordinating the event, erecting signage, and supplying a meal, Streamside did it all. If you wish to have a golf tournament, contact Loretta Vittorio at Streamside, 298-6887. Loretta is one of those rare individuals with an incredible work ethic willing to guide you through the process of developing a tournament. Loretta was and is the lifeblood of the Chamber Challenge.
Our sponsors for the tournament were Jason Edwards at Douglaston Salmon Run, Edson Setzer at Ted's Gift and Jewelry, a very generous anonymous donor, and Dan Krupke at Ponderosa Steakhouse. Additional support for the tournament came from Laurie Barber at Pulaski Wine and Spirits, Gary Raiti at Colosse Cheese, Dick Kreb's at Dick's Auto Specialties, Joe Darrah at Tops Market and Renee and Rebecca Alford at Rainbow Shores Restaurant. To all of these individuals and businesses we give our extreme thanks for your support.
The date for the tournament was significant, as you might imagine, as the ten year anniversary of 9/11, an event that will stand in the history books as a moment in time that changed the course of all of our lives here in the U.S. We were fortunate to have the Boy Scout Troop 117 from Cicero come to our event and provide a color guard in honor of those who had fallen. We thank the Sorensens and Troop 117 for your involvement. In a brief memorial service, Father Mucha from Christ Our Light Church gave everyone in attendance something to reflect upon. His words were spoken softly, but had tremendous effect. Thank you, Father, for your kindness and for a wonderful prayer.
Five hours or so and 18 holes of golf later, the winning team, Streamside members all, were awarded a trophy which will have their names engraved to mark the success of our first ever golf tournament. It will remain at Streamside until next year when it will, perhaps, be claimed by another team. Save the date, August 12, on your calendar for 2012. It may just be that your team will take the trophy home next year!