The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

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April 30, 2013

United Way Golf Tournament slated June 7

ENID, Okla. — The 26th annual United Way Golf Tournament will be June 7 at Pheasant Run Golf Course.

Play will begin with a 1 p.m. shotgun start.

Registration will be at 11 a.m. Prizes will be awarded for the longest and straightest drive for both men and women, and for the ball that lands closest to the hole. Women tee off from the red tees and men from the white. Mulligans cannot be used for individual prizes.

Each par 3 hole will be staffed by volunteers from area businesses and agencies. They are designing creative, fun activities for golfers at those holes, who may need an extra boost to their game. At the same time, they will raise more money for programs.

There will be two flights featuring four-person scrambles. The cost for individual players is $75 each, including the mulligan package. The cost for companies for a hole sponsorship with a sign on the golf course, the company name listed in the brochure and four players is $380. The four players may play as a team or will be mingled among other players. Additional teams of four cost $300 if the company has purchased a hole sponsorship.

 A company may purchase a hole sponsorship, be listed in the brochure and sponsor two players for $240. A company may purchase a hole sponsorship and be listed in the brochure for $100.

The tournament is sponsored by Integris Bass Baptist Health Center. Pamela Ballard, executive director of United Way of Enid and Northwest Oklahoma, said Enid is an amazing community, but there still are families in need.

“I don’t think people play in our tournament for prizes, although there are great prizes,” Ballard said. “They play because it’s an enjoyable day and they know they are helping protect and improve the lives of the most vulnerable individuals in our community.”

Taylor Randolph, of Youth and Family Services of Northwest Central Oklahoma, is serving as 2013 chair. Dinner will be provided by Raymie’s. The tournament typically raises about $10,000 for the United Way’s 16 members.

“We hope to approach if not surpass that number,” Randolph said. “The winner of the putting contest will receive half of the amount raised by the contest.”

Member agencies are Booker T. Washington Community Center, Cimarron Council Boy Scouts of America, Cimarron Valley Chapter of American Red Cross, Community Development Support Association, Consumer Credit Counseling, Denny Price Family YMCA, Enid Community Clinic, Enid Metro Commission, Child Advocacy Council, Hedges Regional Speech and Hearing Center, Girl Scouts of Western Oklahoma, RSVP, Salvation Army, YWCA Enid, Youth and Family Services and Legal Aid of Oklahoma.

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