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40th Annual President’s Classic Golf Tournament and YAK Auction

The 2024 KAIA President's Classic Golf Tournament and YAK Auction took place on May 6-7, 2024, bringing together industry professionals and supporters for a memorable event. This year, the festivities were split between two prestigious venues: The Lodge at Ironwoods in Leawood, KS, hosted the dinner and auction, while the Ironhorse Golf Club, also in Leawood, KS, provided a stunning backdrop for the golf tournament.

Sponsors and Participation

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the generous sponsors who made this event possible: Accident Fund, Boston Mutual, ASCK, Capital Premium Financing, West Bend, Previsor Insurance, Liberty Mutual, Nationwide, Cochrane & Company, Kansas Mutual, Swiss Re, Eaton Roofing & Exteriors, Keystone, Progressive, Columbia Insurance Group, JenCap, OCI, Burns & Wilcox, Farmers Alliance, The Horace Mann Companies, Kansas Builders Insurance Group, KCAIA, EMC, Imperial PFS, and Eagle Mutual. Their support was crucial in ensuring the event's success.

The golf tournament saw enthusiastic participation with over 80 golfers and alternate outing participants competing on a beautiful, sunny day. Despite the area experiencing several days of storms prior to the event, the weather cleared up just in time, providing perfect conditions for the tournament.

Golf Tournament Results

Congratulations to the winners of this year's golf tournament:

  • 1st Place: Ashley Mitchell, Kyle Becker, Brock Elliott, Beth Smoller
  • 2nd Place: Kevin O'Brien, JR Reilly, Jack Reilly, Jim Bray
  • 3rd Place: Alex Greig, Alex Orel, Cole Thompson, Clinton Moore

YAK Auction and Fundraising

The YAK Auction was another highlight of the event, successfully raising over $14,000. The funds raised will support the Young Agents of Kansas (YAK) in their efforts to enhance their upcoming combined conference with the Oklahoma Young Agents. The money will also provide scholarships for conference attendees, helping to foster the next generation of industry leaders.


Overall, the 2024 KAIA President's Classic Golf Tournament and YAK Auction was a tremendous success, thanks to the hard work of the organizers, the generosity of the sponsors, and the spirited participation of all attendees. The funds raised will go a long way in supporting YAK's initiatives and ensuring a bright future for the industry.

We look forward to seeing everyone again next year for another fantastic event!

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