Fairbury, NE - Friends have each others back in times of need, and for Jake Immink, he has a trio of pals to always be thankful for.
Brandon Bonar, Scott Banahan and Drew Stone spent the past two months organizing a golf fundraiser for their friend who is healing from a medical complication from COVID-19.
Immink was released from the University of Nebraska-Medical Center in early April and has been making frequent returns to check in and monitor his health.
The golf tournament is at the Buckley Creek Recreation Area.
Bonar says they chose a golf fundraiser because Immink loves the sport.
“We all kinda got together one day and we were trying to figure out the best way to raise some money for him ,” Bonar said. “Something that he really enjoyed was golf and he really liked golfing at Buckley, so we decided to do a tournament for him.”
Registration begins Saturday at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. The tournament is a two-person scramble with each team costing 60 dollars. The funds go directly toward Immink and his medical costs.
A silent auction will immediately follow the tournament and lunch is provided.
A few of the items up for grabs in the silent auction include an outdoor speaker system, an autographed football from Eric Crouch and Johnny Rodgers, a signed Peyton Manning poster, a jersey signed by Tommy Frazier and more.
Bonar says he is looking forward to the event.
“Jake is the type of guy who would do anything for you,” Bonar said. “If it’s cold out, he’s gonna give you the shirt off of his back. For us to be able to do this for him is pretty easy.”
For more information, you can go online here or reach out to Brandon Bonar (409) 790-1834, Scott Banahan (402) 587-0743, or Drew Stone (402) 587-0413.