On June 20, 2017 Transitions hosted its 14th Annual Golf Outing at the beautiful 140 acre Kalispell Golf and Country Club in Spokane.  With sunny skies and immaculately manicured fairways and greens, over 136 golfers took advantage of the opportunity to enjoy a day of golf with friends and associates while at the same time raising money for this worthy cause.

The mission of Transitions is to work to end poverty and homelessness for women and children in Spokane.  They pursue this mission through the operation of the Women’s Hearth, Transitional Living Center, EduCare, Miryam’s House and New Leaf Bakery Café.

Time for a post round cookie from Transitions New Leaf Bakery & Cafe.

In addition to an entertaining and lively round of golf, the participants in this year’s tournament also had the opportunity to participate in a silent auction.   The auction area tables were filled with baskets full of all kinds of items graciously donated by the community to help raise money for this event.

Brooke Nicholson helps out with the awesome Silent Auction.

Checking out the silent auction items.

Debra Burks makes one last trip before they close the Silent Auction

In addition, the organizers hosted a Wine Draw.   The table was covered with donated bottles of wine that were wrapped to hide the contents and for a $10 donation participants could choose a bottle.  By evening’s end the table was empty and everyone who chose bottles walked away quite pleased with their “surprise” wine.

Carrie Randall, Carrie Spilfogel and Rachel Kodner volunteer to help with the Wine Draw.

The Wine Draw was a huge success! Thanks to everyone who participated.

Participants gathered on the sun drenched outdoor patio overlooking the Kalispell Golf Course as well as inside the clubhouse, where they had the opportunity to enjoy a delicious barbecue dinner prepared by the golf course chefs.  It was a time for old friends to gather and new friends to connect and share stories from their day on the course.

Beautiful afternoon to have a post golf dinner on the patio overlooking the golf course.

Team Pink: Gayle Earling, Debbie Crogan, Kathy March and Janeen Vanslyke (left to right) celebrating their fun round.

Melinda Denton (left), Sandra Erpenbach (middle) and Shannon Spence get started on dinner after the round.         

Once everyone completed the round, Executive Director of Mission and Services Edie Rice-Sauer took the microphone to thank all the sponsors whose generous donations made the event possible.


Mary Tracey, Transitions Development Director, kicks off the post golf awards and recognition.

Mary Tracey, Development Director for Transitions, finished up the day’s activities with the closing of the Silent Auction and the Awards.