Annual WT Foundation Nine, Wine & Stein Event Recap

October 30, 2018

The WT Foundation held its Sixth Annual Golf Outing at the Bridges of Poplar Creek Country Club this summer. It was the most successful fundraising event in recent memory, raising more than $4,000 for the Foundation. The day was filled with golf, music, wine, local beer, and friendly competition. The generosity of our sponsors made it a great event, the highlight of which was the announcement of two scholarship winners.

“It was a great day for many reasons,” said Troy Triphahn, COO, WT Group. “We had great weather, a great venue and great friends who came out to support the WT Foundation. My father, Scott Triphahn established this foundation 11 years ago in 2007 to promote scholarship and research in STEM. I can’t help but think how proud he would be to see how the Foundation has grown and the good work we have been able to do because of our participants and generous sponsors.”

Each year the WT Foundation provides two $1,500 scholarships; one to a local high school student and one to the child of a WT Group employee pursuing an engineering degree. Congratulations to this year’s winners: Cate Fitzgerald and Zachary Gold, both students at James B. Conant High School.

Nearly 40 golfers in nine teams participated in the 9-hole scramble. The friendly competition yielded the following winners:

  • Longest Putt: Mike Gucciardi
  • Foursome Winners: Jon Triphahn, Mike Gucciardi, Billy Mitchell, Carl Lenoci

The Wine and Stein portion of the event included music provided by The Kaiser Brothers, wines from Italy and beers from local brewery Scorched Earth Brewing Company in Algonquin, IL.

Our generous sponsors included:

For more details on the Foundation, annual golf event, or scholarship, please visit the WT Foundation page.