25th annual penny golf scramble recap

written by | Will Claussen

On behalf of everyone at Students United, thank you to those who took part in making our 25th Annual Penny Golf Scramble a special one to remember. This year, the golf scramble took place on June 21stat Mississippi National Golf Links in Red Wing, Minnesota. The event featured a golf scramble, raffle, Growler Grab, dinner, and closing remarks from Students United State Chair and Vice Chair as well as former congressman Tim Penny. With over 120 golfers participating, we raised over $9,000 for the Penny Program. This program is Students United’s oldest foundation and provides over $40,000 each year to students throughout the state of Minnesota.


There was a bit of uncertainty in everyone’s stomach the morning before the event as there was a rainy and cloudy start to the day. Luckily, the weather blew through and left a beautiful day for golf. There was a wide range of age, experience, as well as attire and everyone had a great time for a great cause.

We were very excited for the first time to offer our golfers craft beer sampling throughout the event. We had three separate stations set up at the clubhouse, as well as on holes 4 and 18. The craft beer was donated by Bad Weather Brewing, 56 Brewing, and the Freehouse Brewing. Special thanks to these breweries as well as Mike and Kelli Diggins for donating their time.


The Growler Grab was a tasty and fun new addition to the golf scramble this year. Individuals would pay $15 to pull a golf ball out of a big bowl. This ball would have a number that represents a brewery from somewhere in Minnesota. Most breweries that donated were around the twin cities area, however donations also came from Duluth, Bemidji, Mankato, and St. Cloud among others. There were 70 growlers sold from over 40 Breweries around the state.

State Chair Faical Rayani and Vice Chair Lexi Byler announced the tournament winners and gave their thanks and appreciation for those who came to support in their final year with Students United.


Tim Penny gives his closing remarks and gratitude for a successful 25thevent. He emphasized the importance that education has on the future.


We hope everyone enjoyed the 25th Annual Golf Scramble, and we cannot wait to see everyone again next year!

If you have any questions regarding the Penny Golf Scramble or our Penny Program, please reach out to our Director of Development Carlee Diggins, cdiggins@studentsunited.org. 


Aly Hagglund