LPN Women's League Raised $5,000 for Tori's Angels

By Susan Thompson 
On July 18, the usual Lake Panorama National women’s league night turned into a Rally for Tori’s Angels. The result was a donation of more than $5,000 being presented to the foundation, which provides financial support to Iowa children with life-threatening medical challenges. 
This is the second year for this event, which last year raised $3,300. Expenses were kept to a minimum, with more than 95 percent of funds collected being donated. 
The evening included a nine-hole, four-gal best-shot tournament, with the emphasis on fun and comradery, rather than having a competitive score. In total, 33 league members and seven non-league players participated. 
For the second year, Tori Heckman, the foundation’s namesake, attended along with her grandmother, Jackie Wicks. Tori had life-saving heart surgery in 2011 at the age of 5 after several other heart surgeries. The foundation has now accepted 56 children for assistance. 
After golf there was a pizza party, silent auction, and a presentation by Tori’s Angels board member Barb Bahde, plus Tori’s grandmother, Jackie Wicks. 
The 52 items donated for the silent auction netted about $1,900, and a freewill donation bucket brought in about $1,400. The rest of the funds collected were from individual donations and entry fees. LPN women’s league leaders say they’re already planning for the third annual Tori’s Angels fundraiser sometime during the 2020 golf season.