Salvation Army to Hold Third Annual Red Kettle Golf Classic

OSWEGO – The Salvation Army of Oswego County is continuing a recent tradition to support its services for people throughout the county.

The committee planning the annual Salvation Army Red Kettle Golf Classic, shown at a recent meeting, include: (from left) Advisory Board member Carol Dexter, Advisory Board vice chairman Ned Waterbury, Advisory Board chairman and tournament chairman Tom Brown, and Salvation Army Corps officer Captain Heather Odom.
The committee planning the annual Salvation Army Red Kettle Golf Classic, shown at a recent meeting, include: (from left) Advisory Board member Carol Dexter, Advisory Board vice chairman Ned Waterbury, Advisory Board chairman and tournament chairman Tom Brown, and Salvation Army Corps officer Captain Heather Odom.

The Corps will hold its third annual Red Kettle Classic Golf Tournament on August 4, at Battle Island State Park Golf Course, 2150 State Route 48, Fulton.

Golfers from throughout Oswego County and beyond are invited to register teams for a day of fun and fellowship that will help neighbors in need.

The tournament is scheduled for an 8 a.m. shotgun start.

Registration fee includes 18 holes of golf, use of a cart, snack, and lunch.

Dixon Golf will be on hand to run the Par 3 and Par 5 contests. Prizes will be awarded, raffles and silent auction will be available, and there will be games such as long drive, closest to the pin, putting contest, putting string, mulligans, and skin game.

For more information or to register a team, contact Salvation Army Advisory Board chairman and tournament chairman Tom Brown at (315) 592-4988 or [email protected]

Electronic copies of a brochure, including the registration form, may be requested from Captain Heather Odom, [email protected]

Registrations should be received by July 24, at Oswego County Salvation Army, PO Box 146, Oswego, NY 13126.

Major sponsorships and opportunities for businesses or individuals to sponsor holes are available. Sponsor names will be publicly displayed with signs on the course and promoted the day of the event.

The Oswego Corps, responding to ever-increasing needs, provides fresh-cooked meals five days each week in both Fulton and Oswego, groceries from its food pantries, winter garments, and many other services to individuals and families in need throughout Oswego County.

In April, the Corps provided 1,231 soup kitchen meals in Oswego and 788 in Fulton.

It provided 124 Fulton households with groceries for 2,817 meals. It also distributed more than 496 loaves of bread. Thirty-two households purchased low-cost foods through the Food Sense program.

The Corps operates a Bridging the Gap program that teaches life skills and gives a second chance to young people that have made poor decisions.