The 7th Annual Henry Prendes Charity Golf Classic, held on Friday, July 26 at SouthShore Golf Club at Lake Las Vegas, raised $16,000 for Henry’s Place, a camp facility for the underprivileged youth in our valley currently being developed in Cedar City, UT. From that, the Foundation will donate a portion to the Injured Police Officers Fund on behalf of Officer David Vanbuskirk who recently sacrificed his life in the line of duty.
A particularly emotional part of the tournament included the annual “Golf Balls from Heaven” fundraiser, sponsored by Boyd Gaming, where a Metro Search & Rescue helicopter drops 1000 pre-numbered, pre-sold golf balls over the green. This year, they held a moment of silence to remember SAR Officer Vanbuskirk. Other highlights included a Cocktail Walk sponsored by Southern Wine & Spirits, a zip line sponsored in part by the Montelago Village Association and a benefit concert featuring Country Superstars, pianist Danny Wright, School of Rock, Mark O’Toole, WolfCreek Band, VooDoo Cowboys among others. Henry’s daughters, Brooke and Kylie, were also in attendance for the event.
“Through the continuous support of our community, we are finally able to turn our dream into a reality when we break ground on the camp site in October,” said Dawn Prendes, widow of Sgt. Prendes and founder of Henry’s Place. “I am truly grateful for Sheriff Gillespie and Metro’s involvement, all of the golfers who participated, the generous donations of so many local businesses and the media who help us promote our efforts.”
We are currently planning our 8th Annual Golf Classic ~ Please check back soon