United Way Golf Tour­na­ment com­ing up

Record Observer - - News - By AN­GELA PRICE bay­times@kibay­times.com

GRASONVILLE — The United Way of Queen Anne’s County will hold its an­nual golf tour­na­ment at the Prospect Bay Country Club, 311 Prospect Bay Dr. W., Grasonville, on Mon­day, April 25. The ti­tle spon­sor this year is Fed­eral Re­sources.

“We are ex­cited about our up­com­ing golf tour­na­ment on April 25 at Prospect Bay. It is a great chance to get out­doors and in­ter­act with our friends, donors and agen­cies that we sup­port in Queen Anne’s County,” said lo­cal United Way Pres­i­dent An­drew Read.

So far, around 16 teams have signed up, but it’s not too late, said Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor San­dra Early. The or­ga­ni­za­tion would like to have 18 teams or more, she said.

Cost to par­tic­i­pate is $130 per golfer or $500 for a team of four. Prices in­clude green fees, con­ti­nen­tal breakfast, and food served on the course with light fare served at the awards cer­e­mony. Also, through­out the day, golfers will re­ceive com­pli­men­tary bev­er­ages.

The for­mat for the day will be four-player scram­ble. Each player will tee off and golfers will then play from wher­ever the best ball is hit.

Prizes will be awarded to men’s and women’s teams with ad­di­tional prizes for such things as long­est drive and clos­est to the pin.

This marks the 23rd golf tour­na­ment for the lo­cal chap­ter, and it is tra­di­tion­ally the group’s largest fundraiser. For many years the tour­na­ment was held in the fall to co­in­cide with the na­tional United Way’s an­nual fundrais­ing cam­paign kick­off. It was moved to sum­mer for a cou­ple years, then back to fall in 2014. The tourna- ment missed a year in 2015 be­cause the lo­cal board of di­rec­tors de­cided to move it spring, say­ing the fall date was too close to the new Sum­mer Beach Ball fundraiser in Au­gust.

“The United Way of Queen Anne’s County is a lo­cal chap­ter sup­port­ing lo­cal char­i­ties. As such, we seek to find lo­cal op­tions to raise funds and al­lo­cate them to or­ga­ni­za­tions in our com­mu­nity. Our an­nual golf tour­na­ment at Prospect Bay is one of our largest fundrais­ers,” Read said. “I’d en­cour­age any lo­cal golfers to come out and join us on April 25. We’ll en­joy a great day of golf and raise some money for lo­cal char­i­ta­ble or­ga­niza- tions in need of help. We hope to see you there.”

This year the lo­cal United Way has 19 mem­ber agen­cies. The United Way of Queen Anne’s County has raised and dis­trib­uted more than $600,000 since the chap­ter was es­tab­lished in 1990. Vol­un­teers and do­na­tions are al­ways wel­come.

To reg­is­ter to par­tic­i­pate or to be­come a spon­sor, down­load an ap­pli­ca­tion from www.unit­ed­wayqac. org and mail the doc­u­ment with pay­ment to: United Way of Queen Anne’s County, c/o of San­dra Early, P.O. Box 399, Ch­ester MD, 21619. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 410-643-6288.

AN­DREW

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