CARP – More than 250 golfers, a slew of sponsors and hosts Dunrobin Meat and Grocery helped raise more than $30,000 to help support to young twins who lost their father in a workplace accident earlier this year.
The Dunrobin Meat and Grocery store hosted its 16th Annual Charity Golf Tournament Saturday (Aug. 24) and although the store no longer stands after last fall’s tornado, the spirit of community the small business fostered is still strong and powerful.
Connor Engelberts was killed in a workplace accident last June. He was 36 at the time. He left behind young twin daughters Anne and Audrey and his wife Stephanie.
Store owners Cindy and Julie Delahunt have long been community leaders committed to raising funds for worthy causes. They were going to cancel this year’s charity tournament.
“We weren’t going to do it because we weren’t in a position to,” Julie’s husband Mike Fines said in an earlier interview.
Fines also helps organize the tournament and was the manager of the liquor store within the grocery store.
After learning about the tragedy though they felt they needed to do something.
“We said let’s do it for him,” Fines said. “We pulled it together in two days and then within two weeks it was sold out.”