Richie Gibbs Named 2019 Morton Golf Foundation Volunteer of the Year

Since the very beginning of the Morton Golf Foundation in 2009, Richie Gibbs has been a Volunteer Leader. With every event and at every fundraiser, Richie is the first one to say, “What’s next?”

Richie Gibbs named 2019 Morton Golf Foundation Volunteer of the Year. Pictured left to right: Tom Morton, Richie Gibbs, Rob Siebers
Richie Gibbs named 2019 Morton Golf Foundation Volunteer of the Year. Pictured left to right: Tom Morton, Richie Gibbs, Rob Siebers

For the past 7 years (since he was 9 years old) Richie has been on Hole #14 during the Morton Golf Foundation’s largest fundraiser of the year, Golf & Guitars hitting drives and raising funds for the Foundation.

Richie is one volunteer that no matter what the task he is “in” for it all.

The Morton Golf Foundation is very proud to award Richie Gibbs with the 2019 award for 2019 Volunteer of the Year award.

Continue to look for Richie around Morton Golf Foundation events. He has a lot more to give!


2019 Jr/Sr Funvitational was a Huge Success

What happens when you mix 132 golfers with the same number of frozen Snickers bars? This combination always equals a successful equation for the Jr/Sr Funvitational.

On June 28, 2019, all participants gathered at the Haggin Oaks Golf Complex in Sacramento, CA, for a golf tournament demonstrating skill, sportsmanship and most importantly, fun times for all!

Cobra/Puma was the main sponsor of the event on this mild Friday morning which featurs junior players with their ‘senior’ partners.

Morton Golf Foundation was at the registration area early to greet everyone. As soon as the golfers drove off to start their 7:30 a.m. shotgun, the Morton Golf Foundation TEAM slipped off to decorate the “candy cart”. Each year the Morton Golf Foundation TEAM visits every golf hole to thank all the participants for coming out. The best part is that the TEAM offers each group a highly anticipated and much appreciated frozen Snickers bar. For those golfers that prefer a healthier alternative, Reese’s peanut butter cups were offered. 🙂

The Morton Golf Foundation TEAM are also some of the judges for the “Team Spirit” category. This is where each 2-person team has the opportunity to participate in dressing alike to add spirit to the event.

Before we knew it the golf round was complete and we were off to the luncheon.

The First Tee of Greater Sacramento gives out their annual college scholarships along with winning prizes for all age categories.

For next June, start thinking about who your partner will be for in your 2-person team & how you can create sportsmanship for the “Team Spirit” award.

Hope to see you there!