A golf tournament in August will benefit the Free Medical Clinic of Oak Ridge.
It’s the 16th Annual Summer Golf Challenge for the Free Medical Clinic, and it will be held on Saturday, August 15, at the Oak Ridge Country Club. The tournament has a 1:30 p.m. shotgun start, and it is hosted by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority of Oak Ridge, Oak Ridge Hoofers Golf Club, and the Oak Ridge Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.
The Free Medical Clinic is a nonprofit medical group that provides medical care at no cost to residents of Anderson, Roane, and Morgan Counties who do not have insurance or cannot afford care because of low income. The clinic is staffed primarily by volunteers and relies on donations from individuals, churches, and local organizations for financial support. Although the number of patients seeking care has increased significantly in recent months and donations have not kept pace, the clinic continues to serve as many as possible with the resources at hand.
A portion of the proceeds from the tournament will fund scholarships for local high school seniors who pursue college or technical degrees. More than 95 area students have benefited from these scholarships from past tournaments, a press release said.
The tournament format is a four-person scramble open to all skill levels.
Registration is $90 per individual, or $360 per team, which includes greens fee, cart fee, and dinner. After August 7, the registration fee is $100 per individual and $400 per team. The field is limited to 96 players and is first-come, first-served.
“The success of our tournament is greatly enhanced by the support of our sponsorships,” the press release said.
Sponsorships are encouraged and tournament publicity is as follows: Eagle Sponsor ($2,500) named Co-Sponsor and supports one team; Birdie Sponsor ($1,500) named Major Prize Sponsor and supports one team; 19th Hole Sponsor ($1,000) named Dinner Sponsor and supports two players; and Hole Sponsor ($150) displays name on sign at a designated tee box.
To register for this fun event, contact the tournament coordinators by e-mail at [email protected] or via phone: Edwena Crowe at (865) 482-1521, Sylvester Cook at (865)482-6473, or Eric Washington at (85)384-2715.
You may also register via the Internet at https://sites.google.com/site/summergolfchallenge. Registration fees are payable via PayPal from the Internet site.
Registration fees may also be mailed to: Summer Golf Challenge, c/o Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Post Office Box 5064, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831-5064. Checks should be made payable to Summer Golf Challenge.
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