Timothy Christian Golf Outing & Athletic Fundraiser
Michael VanDerAa

The 2019 proceeds provided equipment, facilities, and other program-related expenses that makes Timothy’s athletics one of the finest programs in its conference.

As part of Timothy’s mission to develop servant leaders who fully live out their purpose in the world for Christ, the whole student is considered. There is no aspect of a student’s development and potential that Timothy wants to be left untrained when they leave campus. It is a commitment, grown out of our acknowledgment that God created all things for His glory, that compels us to take athletics, arts and other extracurricular activities just as seriously as we do our academics. These programs are not mere supplements to education, but equally important training grounds for maturing our students.

Athletics offers countless opportunities to grow in Christ-likeness.

In the case of athletics — whether winning or losing, practicing or competing — students have the opportunity to develop Christ-like character, relationships, and physical, emotional and spiritual endurance. Whether it’s a coach leading devotionals before practice, a team captain fostering friendships among teammates, or players reminding each other about God’s priorities after a difficult loss, athletics offers countless opportunities to grow in Christ-likeness. It is because of these opportunities that the Advancement Department, with the help of the Golf Committee, hosts the annual Golf Outing and Athletic Fundraiser to raise money for the program.

Typically raising over $100,000, and raising $160,000 in 2019, the proceeds from this event provide equipment, facilities and other program-related expenses that make Timothy one of the finest athletic programs in its conference. This year, ninety sponsors, parents and friends of Timothy, helped set a new fundraising record, which will help fund all of our middle school and high school athletic teams.

While athletics is, first and foremost, a training ground for student formation, athletics also helps students reach their God-given athletic potential. The financial support raised by the Golf Outing is an important factor in making this possible, and the event models the same competitive, relational, honorable sportsmanship and God-honoring fun that is expected from our student athletes.

“It always impresses me that we can have so much fun as a community at this event while at the same time doing something so significant and impactful for our student athletes and coaches,” Robert Venhousen says. “I am very thankful for our donors, golfers, and volunteers who make this all possible — all in one day! God is good!”

If you’re interested in learning more about how you can be a part of the Golf Outing and Athletics Fundraiser in the future, please contact Bob Venhousen (’79) at venhousen@timothychristian.com. Timothy would also like to extend a special thank you to its many volunteers and Golf Committee members who made this year’s event possible: Mike Alles, Jami Brighty, Curt Carstensen, Steve DeBoer, Jim Marshall, Rob Orange, Chad Tameling and Chris Valdez; and, staff members: Julie Davidson, Matt Davidson, Jay Evenhouse, Jack LeGrand, and Robert Venhousen. 

2019 Golf Scramble 

Overall Winners: 

The Brighty Foursome
Jami Brighty, Mike Klos, Kirk Immens, Larry Bock (score of 54)

 AM 1st Place: 

Jack LeGrand, Joel Zielke, Jeff VanderNaald, and Scott Plaisier (score 61)

 PM 1st Place CoEd:

Joel Rhiner, Jill Rhiner, Paul Grane, Kary Grane (score 70)

Contest Winners:

  • Closest to pin #3 — Men: John Sarmiento

  • Closest to pin #6 — Women: Jill Rhiner

  • Longest Putt #7 — Men: Frank Ward III

  • Longest Putt #7– Women: Ellen Stremler

  • Longest Drive #9 — Women: Jill Rhiner

  • Longest Drive #9– Senior: Kirk Immens

  • Longest Drive #9– Men: Tom Van Dyke

  • Closest to pin # 13 Women: Jill Rhiner

  • Closest to pin # 15 Men: Marcus Zeilstra

  • Longest Drive #16 — Women: Jill Rhiner

  • Longest Drive #16– Senior: Larry Bock

  • Longest Drive #16– Men: Billy Tazelaar

  • Longest putt #18– Women: Ellen Stremler

  • Longest putt #18– Men: Jim Brouwer

  • Putting Contest: Mike Klos

  • Chipping Contest: Kary Grane

Special Thanks to all of our 2019 Sponsors!

Hole-in-One Sponsor

  • Independent Recycling

Eagle Sponsor

  • Anonymous - Jeremiah 17:7

  • Benefit Mobile

  • Brandsma Family Foundation

  • ECI Foundation

  • Huizenga Family Foundation

  • Ozinga Materials

  • SET

  • Thrivent - Anderson Allen Group

  • Thrivent - Chicagoland Regional

Birdie & Staff Sponsor

  • Tom & June Huiner

  • McGivney Family

Birdie Sponsor

  • Berkshire Hathaway - Karpman

  • Darwill Printing

  • Drummond Industries

  • Dupage Medical Group

  • Goldstone Financial

  • Infinity Mechanical

  • Providence Bank

  • Providence Life Services

  • Service Master

  • Trinity Christian College

  • Zeilstra Family

Par Sponsor

  • First Student

  • Lincoln Property

  • Midwest Industrial Funds

  • Noland Sales Corp.

  • Proven IT

  • Savant - Rick Brown

  • Jeff & Tracy Scott

Beverage Cart Sponsor

  • Connor & Gallagher

  • One Digital 

Lunch & Dinner Sponsor

  • Country House

  • Paul & Pam DeBoer 

  • Ogletree Deakins

  • The Buikema Law Group, LLC

Premium Hole Sponsor

  • AMDG

  • American Eagle

  • C&RM - Russ Clousing

  • Carroll Seating

  • Corsetti Structural Steel, Inc.

  • Dutch Farms

  • Economy Disposal Service

  • Elliot Construction

  • Exercise Coach - L. Davidson

  • Frank Cooney

  • James H. Quist, CPA PLC

  • M&M Cleaning

  • O'Keefe Management

  • Premier Outdoor Environments

  • Premium Disposal

  • Regal Packaging

  • Signarama

  • Spenga - Rudman

  • Stones Jewelry

  • The Door Store

  • The MX Group

Hole Sponsor

  • Able Printing

  • Allstate - VanderBrug

  • Arrowhead Steel

  • Berkshire Hathaway - Zielke

  • Davidson Sealcoating

  • Dr. Schroyer DDS

  • El Famous Burrito

Hole Sponsor Cont.

  • Elim Christian Services

  • Evenhouse & Co. CPAs

  • Frank Cooney Company

  • Grane Transportation

  • Jostens

  • Knollcrest Funeral Home

  • Midwest Promotional Group

  • Normandy Builders

  • NuToys Leisure Products

  • Poltrock & Poltrock

  • Royal Oak Landscaping

  • Russ' Plumbing

Friend of Timothy

  • Carroll Seating

  • Matt & Julie Davidson

  • Joey Davidson

  • Andy & Amy Fincher

  • Eric & Julie McMillian

  • John Pethokoukis

  • Joel & Jill Rhiner

  • Tom & Becky VanderVeen

  • Robert & Judy Venhousen

Gift in Kind

  • Club Champion

  • DELOS Therapy

  • Forest Awards & Engraving

Honorary Sponsor

  • New to You Resale Shop

  • advancement
  • athletics