Fultonâ€™s Lions, Kiwanis, Rotary and Sunrise Rotary clubs have joined together with major sponsor Eastern Shore Associates Insurance (ESA) to create the â€˜Swing 4 Serviceâ€™ First Annual Golf Open; it was announced by Jerry Stanard, tournament chairman and Fulton Kiwanis member.
The event is scheduled for Sat. Aug. 21, at Emerald Crest Golf Course, Palermo, with an 8:00 a.m. shotgun start featuring a best ball captain and crew format. An awards banquet will immediately follow at Tavern on the Lock, Fulton.
â€œWeâ€™ve all banded together, with the help of ESA, to start this annual tournament to aid us in assisting the many programs we support in the Fulton community,â€ Stanard said. â€œSponsorship from local businesses and individualsÂ has been overwhelming and heartwarming. We know weâ€™ll have great participation and be able to help so many deserving organizations and individuals as a result.
â€œAll golfers will receive a certificate for a complimentary club from Warrior Custom Golf and there are cash prizes for the first three teams: $600 for first place; $400 for second place; and $300 for third place. In addition, we have a $15,000 cash Hole-in-one contest and three bonus holes with the chance to win a Sharp LCD Flat Screen TV, Callaway Big Bertha irons, or domestic round trip airfare for two.
â€œWe also have a putting contest, longest drive contest for men and women, a closest to the pin contest and straightest drive contest.
â€œHole and tee sponsorships are still available for $100 each and teams are $300 each. Registration or sponsorship information is available by calling me at 593-0646 or e-mailing me at [email protected]. Team registration and hole/tee sponsorships are due by July 21 and the tournament is limited to the first 25 teams.â€
Among the many organizations served by Fulton Lions, Kiwanis, Rotary and Sunrise Rotary are: Kiwanis Kid Haven Baseball, Guiding Eyes for the Blind, Fulton Public Library, Fulton Wrestling Club, Fulton Youth Soccer, Hockey and Basketball; YMCA Speed Demons, Fulton Salvation Army, Rotary International Humanitarian and Disaster Relief programs, eyeglasses and hearing aids for Fulton residents, Catholic Charities Food Pantry, Make-A-Wish Foundation, American Cancer Society, and many more.
In addition to ESA, other event sponsors include Fulton Savings Bank, Chirello Advertising, Gosch Supply, Huhtamaki, Johnsonâ€™s Propane, Fulton NAPA Auto Parts, Pathfinder Industries, Suncatchers Tanning Salon, Chris Nelson Insurance, Joe Bushâ€™s Collision, and Foster Funeral Home.
For further information, contact Stanard at 593-0646 or [email protected]