City Carton Recycling holds annual charity golf outing

Joe Gitch (left), Coralville, Iowa, sunk a hole-in-one at the charity golf outing. Congratulating Joe are (right to left) Sean McCarty, Brown Deer Head PGA Golf Professional; Dave Prohaska, Lujack’s Northpark Auto Plaza; and Brian Holtz, City Carton Recycling.

The City Carton Recycling annual golf outing benefits the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) children’s programs through the “Debbie Ockenfels – Kids Rock!” Foundation. Portions of the proceeds are donated to “The Heart Connection” – a camp for kids with cancer and their siblings and the ACS’s Scholarship Program. All expenses are paid by the Ockenfels Family Foundation. The outing is held in memory of Deborah Ockenfels, daughter of City Carton Recycling founders Mort and Marcy. Deborah died of cancer at the age of 17.

Over 160 golfers, from across the United States and Canada participated. Over 40 more friends, family, and City Carton Recycling team members assisted with the event at the Brown Deer Golf Club in Coralville, Iowa.

Money is raised in a variety of ways. A large portion is pledged in activity and hole sponsorships prior to the Outing. “Premier” sponsors joining City Carton Recycling and the Ockenfels Family Foundation in the event this year included Trex, Pralumex, L & P Wire Tie Systems, Waste Management – Recycle America, Core Vens Insurance, Hills Bank & Trust, Point Builders LLC, Machinex, Kathy and Andy Ockenfels, IPS Balers, and Vecoplan.

Over $659,400 has been raised for the American Cancer Society and children’s cancer programs since the start of the Charity Golf Outing 15 years ago.