BHS golf team raises over $3,000 for Byron Schools Food Pantry

The Byron High School golf team recently traveled to state and raised money for the Byron Schools Food Pantry. From left to right: Quinn Virgil, Maison Brandt, Cason Newton, Ryan Tucker, Cooper Mershon, Davis Baker, Aaron Lorenz and Brent Baker.

BYRON — The Byron High School golf team coached by Brent Baker along with Assistant Coach Quinn Virgil traveled to Bloomington in October to compete in the state golf championship. The team placed eighth overall in the state and raised $3,450 for the Byron Schools Food Pantry.

Prior to departing for the state competition, Coach Baker decided to create a fun challenge to raise money from each birdie the golfers made. Various families, individuals and organizations enthusiastically supported the challenge and donated either a set amount per birdie or a lump sum amount.

Donors included Specialty Floors, Newton Family, Dos Amigos, Rita Bradford, Knodle Family, Byron Bank, Schilling Family, Dawn Glassburn, Byron Lions Club, Byron Boosters and D&W Garage and more are continuing to donate daily.

Congratulations to the BHS golf team for your great season!

If you would like to make a donation to the Byron Schools Food Pantry, please mail or drop off a check or cash to: Byron Schools Food Pantry, Byron High School, 696 N. Colfax St., Byron, IL 61010.