By Ingrid Burke
Special to Plumas News
The local nonprofit Mountain Valley Parents Club presented a fundraising golf tournament at Mt. Huff Golf Course in Crescent Mills last month. The MVP Club group serves as the independent support organization for Plumas Charter School, and all proceeds went to the school’s two Indian Valley learning centers: Indian Valley Academy in Taylorsville (middle and high school) and the Greenville Learning Center (elementary school).
Teams were filled within two days of the tournament’s announcement, said organizer and IVA Site Director Ryan Schramel. Golfers came from across the county and included parents of students in all Indian Valley schools: both PCS and other Plumas Unified School District sites. “We were very happy to see the community come together this way,” said organizer and PCS parent Kaley Bentz.
The team led by Josh MacLean, of Quincy, took first place. Bentz’s team took second, and Mike Beatty’s team came in third.
The tournament also included contests for longest drive, closest to the hole, putting, and chipping. A silent auction was held as well. Local businesses and organizations supported the event by sponsoring holes, providing contest prizes, and offering auction items.
Schramel and Bentz also emphasized the many volunteers whose efforts made the event possible. Volunteers included MVP Club members, teachers and staff from both IVA and GLC, and IVA students stationed at each hole.
In all, nearly $4,000 was raised. The MVP Club will split the money evenly between IVA and GLC; Schramel reported that the proceeds will be used to further develop both sites’ outside areas, to purchase physical fitness equipment, and to support spring activities for students.
The MVP Club welcomes new members throughout the year. Visit the group’s Facebook page at facebook.com/MountainValleyParentsClub to learn more. To learn more about Plumas Charter School, visit plumascharterschool.org.
Ingrid Burke is the public relations specialist for Plumas Charter School.