The Ellis County Ministerial Alliance's ninth annual Swingin' For Support golf tournament was a huge success.

On July 6, 52 golfers participated in the fundraiser that brought in more than $5,000 from participants and sponsors. All of the proceeds go to ECMA's Second Mile Fund, which aids local residents through First Call For Help.

Our thanks to this year's corporate sponsors that donated $250: Advanced Real Estate, Crawford Supply Co., Heartland Building Center, Midwest Energy, Nex-Tech Inc., Nex-Tech Wireless and Hays Memorial Chapel.

Thank you to this year's hole sponsors that donated $100: Auto World, Brackney Construction, Cedar View Assisted Living, Celebration Community Church, Commerce Bank, Cross Point Church, First United Methodist Church, Horizon Appliance and Electronics, James Motor Co., John & Becky Pyle, Liberty Christian Fellowship, Meckenstock Group, Midwestern Pipeworks, North Oak Community Church, Servicemaster, St. Fidelis Church, St. Joseph Parish, Stan Dreiling, Sunflower Electric Power Corp., Tri-Central Office Supply, Trinity Lutheran Church, Westview Church and Zinszer Oil Co.

Thank you to those who contributed prizes or in kind services: Applebee's, Bank of Hays, Celebration Community Church, Centennial Lanes, First Call For Help, Fort Hays Municipal Golf Course, Freddy's Frozen Custard, Gella's, Rich Guffey, Wayne Voss Insurance, The Hays Daily News, Troy Hickman, Home Depot, Jalisco's, JD's Chicken, Montana Mikes,  New Life Center, Northwestern Printers, Taco Shop, Thirsty's, Vernies and Western Beverage.

Thank you to all the golfers and sponsors who participated.

We're better together.

ECMA Golf Tourney team of Jan Brungardt, Kyle Ermoian, Dave Martin and Wes Oakley