2023 IA Charity Golf Tournament Raises $23K+
The 11th Annual IATSE Charity Golf Tournament returned to the greens this past Saturday, April 29th, at the Flat Creek Country Club in Peachtree City. 30 teams from around Atlanta’s production community enjoyed a beautiful day of golf, raising more than $23,000 for the charity Nicholas House.
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2023 Sponsors & Hosts
The 2023 tournament was hosted by IATSE Local 479, co-hosted by IATSE Local 798, and organized by members of the Local 479 Golf Committee and volunteers. Local businesses and organizations stepped forward to sponsor holes (full list below).
This year’s tournament marked 11 years of charitable support by members of IATSE for organizations making a difference around Georgia.
This year’s charity was Nicholas House, which assists homeless families in making the transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency in a structured but home-like environment through one of several housing programs. Nicholas House (NHI) is committed to assisting families attain three goals that form the basis of self-sufficiency:
- Earning a living wage;
- Maintaining the physical, mental and social health of parents and children;
- Maintaining safe and stable housing.
The 11th Annual IATSE Charity Golf Tournament raised $23,200 toward this worthy cause.
Jannan Thomas, Executive Director, and Tanya Watkins, Director of Development for Nicholas House, accepted the donation on behalf of the organization, thanking teams and sponsors at the opening acknowledgements before tee-off:
“The generous donations from the IATSE annual charity golf tournament help us to provide housing and hope for families in need. Thank you!”
– Jannan Thomas, Executive Director, Nicholas House
Flat Creek Country Club in Peachtree City is a 27-hole championship golf course featuring three diverse nines: Homestead, Old Mill, and Graveyard.
To accommodate 27 teams in a reasonable period of play time this tournament is run as a “scramble”, with each team taking a score at the end of each hole based on the single best shots from each position on that hole. Each of the 27 teams was assigned a starting hole from among the 27 available holes on the course, playing to complete an 18-hole round of golf.
Trophies and Prizes were courtesy of Monolith Studios, Reel Supplies, and tournament hosts Locals 479 and 798.
Team Special Eds from Cinelease walked away with the best team score of 58.
1st Place prizes included a 1st Place Trophy and:
- Atlanta Brave Game Tickets with Guest Access to the Chipper Jones Lounge
- Atlanta United FC Game Tickets (200 Level)
2nd and 3rd Place
Team Trilith took 2nd place by tiebreaker with Team Parker, both with a score of 60.
Tyler Childs of Team Print Lab won for the longest drive.
Travis Craven won for the straightest drive.
Closest to the Pin
Mark Ensroth of the team Jason Morgan and the 479 Best Ballers, won for closest to the pin.
Hole in One
This year’s prize was $10,000 – there were no winners.
Drawings were held for a variety of prizes.
- Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment
- Set Medic Associates
- Kathy Tonkin-Vazquez
- Independent Studio Services (ISS)
- Gwave Productions
- Lock and Key Productions
Swag Bag Contributors
- Grip Center Atlanta
- Local 600
- Hayler Group
- H & R Block
In-Kind Tournament Support Provided by:
- Teamsters Local 728
- The Gourmet Blend
Golf Tournament Organizers:
- Kathy Tonkin-Vazquez, Chair
- Melva Akens
- Tasha Wdowin
- Patricia Redding
- Cyndi Amick
- Sean Anderson
- Nathan Banister
- Pennye Battle
- Jessica Blair
- Quadir Bonneau
- Jermaine Brantley
- Andrew Bultemeier
- Yvette Carmen
- Peter Donohue
- Quwyndoline Farley
- Max Fuoto
- William Godboldt
- Kartrena Hall
- Dorian Hendricks
- Evan Hynes
- Michael Knowles
- Cara Levin
- Kenny Raftary
- Uriel Rambo
- Shelly Smith
- Judi Stewart
- Michealle Vanderpool
- Irenia Vail
- Marcell Webb
- IATSE Local 479 Office Staff
Officers in Attendance
This year we were honored to host representatives from the International, including:
- 4th Int’l Vice President / Dept. Director, Motion Picture & TV Production, Michael F. Miller
- 9th Int’l Vice President, Phil LoCicero (President IATSE Local 478)
- 10th Int’l Vice President, C. Faye Harper
- 6th Int’l Vice President, John Ford
IATSE Local 479 (Host of Tournament)
- Business Agent, Mike Akins
- Director of Membership, Kevin Amick
IATSE Local 798 (Co-Host of Tournament)
- Secretary Treasurer, John “Jack” Curtin
- Field Representative, Samantha Reese
2023 HOLE SPONSORS
Please join us in thanking the businesses and organizations who sponsored individual holes:
- Reel Supplies
- Moose Lighting
- Monolith Studios
- Local 600
- Builders Equipment
- Print Lab Production Services
- Jason Morgan and the 479 Best Ballers
- United Rentals
- Trilith Studios
- IATSE (The International)
- 479’s Best Ballers
- A Feud Good Men
- Bearded Boardmen
- Birdies N the Rough
- GB All Stars
- Grip House
- High 5 Sound
- IA 600
- MoMo Studio
- Moose Lighting
- Non Golfers
- Penthouse Crew
- Print Lab
- Reel Supplies #1
- Reel Supplies #2
- Reel Supplies #3
- Reg Rental
- Running Riggers
- Source Forge
- Special Ed’s
- Team Lightscape
- Team Parker
- The Fringe Fore
- The Geezers
- United Rentals