The 8th Annual Hillcrest Invitational Golf Tournament took place on a beautiful sunny Friday, June 15th at the Pebble Lake Golf Course. Participants traveled from Jamestown, Fargo/Moorhead, Minneapolis, and local surrounding areas to support Hillcrest Academy and the community through this fundraiser.

This year, Denny Johnson of Fergus Falls made a 50 foot putt in a “Hole in One” contest that awarded a $1,000 cash prize. A number of other prizes were given out at a steak dinner gathering at the Hillcrest Student Activities Center following the golf outing.

Past golf tournaments have raised funds for a number of different operational expenses at Hillcrest, primarily in athletics. Last year a live-stream video service was funded to make live sports events available on-line. This year’s funds will continue to enhance that initiative. The service is hosted on the Hillcrest Academy website and has enabled parents from around the world to watch their child participate in Hillcrest activities. The responses have been very positive, as parents (and grandparents) experience a picture of their student athlete’s life from a distance.

Broadcasting almost 30 athletic competitions, the Hillcrest Technical Department has also provided live video feeds for the Annual Hillcrest Christmas Concert, the National Honor Society induction ceremony, the Dominican Mission commissioning service, select parent seminars and the Hillcrest Academy graduation weekend. These events have also been archived online at www.ffhillcrest.org/livestream-archive for anyone to enjoy.

Hillcrest wishes to thank all individuals and businesses who sponsored holes, provided prizes, and participated in this very successful fund-raiser. Special thanks to Ryan Tungseth and the Pebble Lake Golf Course Staff for their excellent hospitality in hosting this event.   

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