DMACC CEO Golf Invitational Raises $350,000 Despite Not Having a Social Day of Golfing

Posted 9/11/2020

​​COVID-19 Prevents Traditional Golf Outing from Happening 

  • The annual DMACC Golf Outing has raised $3.2 million over the past 13 years.

  • All of the money raised goes to DMACC student scholarships.

  • ​Plans are already underway for the 14th annual event at Talons of Tuscany in Ankeny. 

The 13th Annual DMACC CEO Golf Invitational raised $350,000 for student scholarships this year. That amount was raised despite the COVID-19 pandemic forcing the cancellation of the day-long event held annually at the Talons of Tuscany Golf Course in Ankeny, the private golf course of Dennis Albaugh. 

“Dennis' partnering with DMACC for the last 13 years has raised more than $3.2 million, all for scholarships," said DMACC President Rob Denson. “I can't speak highly enough of those who are committed to supporting this event and our DMACC students. The fact that we received a record level of support, in the midst of a pandemic and the resulting economic downturn, speaks volumes. It is pretty special to be a member of this DMACC family."

DMACC CEO Golf Invitational Committee Chair and DMACC Foundation Board member Curtis Van Veldhuizen said he, too, was impressed with the amount of giving this year.

“We have had to deal with challenges in the past related to weather, but we couldn't have imagined a hurdle as big and as complex as the pandemic," Van Veldhuizen said. “It is humbling to see the continued support of our sponsors and players, even though we couldn't host an in-person tournament this year. That kind of support just speaks to the important role DMACC plays in our community."

The 2020 sponsors include:

  • Sheri Avis Horner
  • Albaugh, LLC.
  • Prairie Meadows
  • West Bank
  • Wellmark
  • Karl Chevrolet
  • RDG
  • Baxter Construction Companies
  • Bankers Trust
  • Accumold
  • Turner Construction
  • UnityPoint Heath Des Moines
  • Reppert Rigging and Hauling
  • Holmes Murphy
  • Atlantic Bottling Company
  • Reynolds and Reynolds, Inc.
  • Availa Bank
  • Harrison Truck Centers
  • UBS
  • American Equity
  • Davis Brown Law Firm
  • Shive Hattery
  • Snyder & Associates
  • DLR Group
  • Ferguson Commercial Real Estate Services
  • Doug and Debbie Reichardt
  • JLL
  • Knapp Properties
  • UPS
  • JE Dunn Construction
  • Manatts
  • Follett
  • The Mosaic Company
  • Denman and Company LLP
  • Cushman and Wakefield
  • Merchants Bonding Company
  • Meredith
  • Capstone Commercial
  • Integrity Printing
  • Premier Outdoor Management

Plans are already underway for the 2021 DMACC CEO Golf Invitational. If you are interested in participating, contact the DMACC Foundation at (515) 965-7331. 


For more information, contact: Breck Danner, (515) 965-7331, bbdanner@dmacc.edu

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