Special Olympics Area 1 Hosts 1st Annual Oktoberfest Golf Tournament

October 31, 2011
By Erin Gallegos
On Saturday, October 15, The NM Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) presented the 1st Annual Oktoberfest Golf Tournament to benefit Special Olympics New Mexico (SONM) Area 1.

The fundraiser was hosted at the Hidden Valley Golf Course between Farmington and Aztec, New Mexico. Six teams, composed of Special Olympics athletes, law enforcement officers and public participants, participated in the event. During the celebratory BBQ lunch following the event, LETR also held a raffle at the event with prizes donated by families of the athletes.

“For our first run, I am pretty pleased with it,” stated LETR officer Jenny Dennis.

The event raised some $1,000. Area 1 Coordinator Debra Lisenbee hopes that with more planning, next year’s event will be even more successful.

“The golf tournament was amazing and fun because I get to play with my golf partner,” said SONM Area 1 athlete Ashley Thompson, “We won first place.”

The event was a great success for Area 1 and for all of the participants. This annual event is open to all who want to participate, so keep your ears open for information about next year’s event.

Thanks to everyone who participated and supported the event. For more information about the event and Special Olympics Area 1, please contact Debra Lisenbee at {505} 860-4693 ordebra@fisi.net.