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The weather was perfect for the 28 teams who came out to participate in Vitae Foundation’s Louis H. Rackers Memorial Pro-Life Golf Classic on Monday, June 12, at the picturesque Jefferson City Country Club.  A barbecue lunch was provided prior to the shotgun start at 1:30.

As everyone aimed for birdies and eagles, they did so for the common cause of strengthening Vitae’s powerful mission in using digital messaging to reach women facing unplanned pregnancies.  When that connection is made, they find Pregnancy Help Centers where life-affirming options and real help await, no matter what issues they may be facing.

In support of Vitae’s mission to reach more women facing unplanned pregnancies, we sincerely thank all of those who donated to this year’s event-efforts which will help make abortion unthinkable.

Congratulations to all the golfers for not only their impressive scores, but also for making a difference in the lives of women in crisis.

Let’s not forget the Silent Auction!  Thanks to our generous sponsors, the auction was full of valuable and rare items that made for some competitive bidding. Thanks to all those who placed bids!

If you didn’t get a chance to participate in this year’s tournament and wish to donate, don’t hesitate!

The Vitae Foundation graciously accepts donations at any time as we continually strive to reach more women and give them the opportunity to choose life with hope and courage.  Pencil in next year’s Golf Classic – Monday, June 11, 2018 – and keep fighting for the cause!

If you did not receive your Tidy Golfer iron and ball cleaner premium item, please call us at 573-634-4316 or email Stacey at and we’ll mail it to you.

This year’s winners:

A Flight 55-66

1st Place 55 – Tracy Stewart, Randy Riddle, Aaron Murphy, Rod Smith

2nd Place 59 – Heath Higgins, Kris Jones, Greg Hoffmeyer, Carl Sweezer

3rd Place 59 – Dr. Matt Gassen, Chad Carden, T.J. Ralston, Ryan Rowden

B Flight 67-71

1st Place 67 – Mike Rackers, Aaron Rackers, Jason Ralston, Monica Ralston

2nd Place 67 – Mark Huhn, Reuben Luebbering, Floyd Reinkemeyer, Alex Reinkemeyer

3rd Place 67 – Doug Bax, Dr. Jake Tomblinson, Jim Neuner, Bruce Bax

C Flight 72+

1st Place 72 – Patrick Reichert, Robert Hagedorn, Brian Korb, Jake Romine

2nd Place 72 – Dr. Tim Rieke, Bob Asahl, Jack Voigt, Greg Frank

3rd Place 72 – Matt Forck, Luke Forck, Nathan Graessle, Chad Mengwasser

Special Event Winners:

Ladies Long Drive #9 – Monica Ralston

Men’s Long Drive #18 – Ben Blevins

Men’s Closest to the Pin #3 – Ryan Gettinger

Ladies Closest to the Pin #8 – Mary Menges