Putt for Parkinson's

On Oct. 13, the Minnesota Evans Scholars hosted a charity event, Putt for Parkinson's. Zach Dombeck, philanthropy chair, coordinated the event with the help of our New Scholars. The New Scholars worked in teams of two to build and manage a putt putt hole in their designated rooms. The Scholars had three hours to transform their room into a hole with an independent theme. Scholars who attended the event later voted on the best hole at the event. Martin Burg and David Katona won the popular vote with their Halloween-themed hole.

Overall, the event was a great success! Over 100 people were involved from hole construction to the more than 20 groups who came together to play the course. In total, the house raised just shy of $500 for the National Parkinson's Foundation.

"I just wanted to thank everyone for helping, playing or donating to this event. Everyone in the House did one of these three, which is incredible since this is the first year of the event," Dombeck said.

Parkinson's effects up to one million people in the United States, including loved ones of some of our very own Scholars. Thank you to all of those who came together to make this event special.