Tuesday, September 22, 2015
2015 Jalapeno Open
2015 Jalapeno Open benefits minority students
Boise--Senator Chuck Winder attempts the “pot shot” at the 2015 Jalapeno Open golf tournament benefiting high achieving minority students. This unique tee shot must be made by each member with equally unique results. This event was founded by Richard G. Cortez, owner of Metalcraft inc. 23 years ago and has awarded $329,000 in scholarships to 395 students.
This year Govenor Otter presented scholarships to 9 students at the state Capital. The Ada County Farm Bureau has sponsored 2 teams for this event for over 12 years. Ada County President Don Sonke feels this is a good fit for community relations as our agriculture industry relies heavily on Hispanic labor to produce the abundant, affordable food for the consuming public. Each year one team is made up of Farm Bureau insurance agents and the other team has included one or more state legislators or lobbyists that support Farm Bureau policies.