Team Elire was at Deer Run Golf Course in Victoria, MN on Thursday, September 08, 2016 as the Eagle Sponsor for the 2016 Oracle Direct Charity Golf Tournament. 14 Elire Team Members, including 4 of our Owners, set up bright and early for a day of golf, fun, and giving back, with all proceeds benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
The Make-A-Wish foundation grants a wish every 38 minutes to children who have been diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions. This year, the goal was to raise $75,000 to donate towards wishes, and at the moment the goal has been surpassed in donations!
As part of our Eagle Sponsorship, Elire hosted the golfers at Hole #10. Golfers arrived to a DJ, full bar, Big Birdie golf for a chance to win Vikings tickets at the new US Bank Stadium, and our very own Elire branded shotskis! Golfers and volunteers came to tee off, but stayed to hang out with the Elire Team and have a great time.
Elire also hosted the Bean Bags Tournament where participants were treated to Elire’s signature Vodka Lemonades and Gourmet Parlour Pizza, along with Elire Shotski’s and a regional favorite game – Hammerschlagen! Representatives from the Make-A-Wish foundation opened the tournament with a brief speech on their work providing hope and joyous memories to children with terminal illnesses and their family. Congrats to Bjorn and Joe, our bags tournament champions!
Two of Elire’s Founders, Brian Peterson and Landon Hartvigsen, were in the top 4 out of 32 teams in the Bags Tournament!
All Beverage Tips and additional funds raised from Hammerschlagen were donated to Make-A-Wish.
A big thank you to Oracle Direct for putting the event together! We look forward to seeing everyone again next year, and to topping our fundraising goal!