Bryant dance teams to hold golf tour­na­ment

The Saline Courier - - FRONT PAGE - By Elisha Morrison el­[email protected]­ton­courier.com

Bryant dance teams are plan­ning to start a new spring tra­di­tion by in­tro­duc­ing the League of Le­gends Golf Tour­na­ment, which will be held May 18 at Longhills Golf Course in Ben­ton.

The tour­na­ment will be a shot­gun start at 1 p.m.

Ac­cord­ing to Var­sity Dance Coach Brooke Crump, the tour­na­ment is named for for­mer coach Laura Wooten, who Crump said is a leg­end in the dance com­mu­nity.

“We are hop­ing to con­tinue on in her foot­steps,” Crump said. “Bryant dance has held the state ti­tle many years in the past and we hope to bring that ti­tle back home very soon.”

Day-of reg­is­tra­tion begins at 11:30 a.m. A lunch by David’s Burger’s will be at noon. The cost for the lunch is $10.

The tour­na­ment will be a four-man scram­ble.

Crump said there will be three games on the course which will give the teams an ad­van­tage on the hole — div­ing for ducks, roll the dice and golf ball pong. To play is $5 per game. There will be prizes for win­ning the games plus door prizes.

Mul­li­gans will also be avail­able for $5 each.

Crump ex­plained that dance is an ex­pen­sive sport. While each dancer’s fam­ily pays a fee, it does not cover ev­ery­thing to com­pete.

“Through fundrais­ing, we are able to do more,” Crump said.

She added that the pro­gram em­pow­ers the dancers. The money from the fundraiser will be split among the dance teams to help pay for com­pe­ti­tion cos­tumes, fees, chore­og­ra­phy and mu­sic. Bryant var­sity dance is hop­ing to se­cure a bid to the Univer­sal Dance As­so­ci­a­tion Na­tion­als in Or­lando, Florida. The money will help fund the trip.

“We want the com­mu­nity to know that dance is a very com­pet­i­tive sport, much like foot­ball and bas­ket­ball,” Crump said. “Our ath­letes work count­less hours per­fect­ing their sport all the while main­tain­ing a cu­mu­la­tive GPA of 3.7. The sup­port of the com­mu­nity means a lot, not only to our school, but to all the dance teams within our com­mu­nity. Dance gives these tal­ented ath­letes a place to be­long when nav­i­gat­ing the chal­leng­ing years of high school.”

All play­ers will re­ceive goody bags with golf balls, snacks and re­fresh­ments.

Near the reg­is­tra­tion ta­ble, Crump said there will be a ta­ble set up with items for a silent auc­tion. Some of the items to bid on in­clude ho­tel pack­ages, gift cards for a spa day and a party pack­age from Third Realm.

At the end of the tour­na­ment tro­phies will be awarded to the win­ners.

The dead­line to regis­ter in ad­vance is Fri­day. Reg­is­tra­tion will also be avail­able the day of the event, but Crump said they pre­fer early reg­is­tra­tion.

To regis­ter, email Crump at [email protected]­ols. org or fill out the event flyer and drop it off at Bryant High School. A copy of the flyer can be found on the Face­book page for the event.

“We love op­por­tu­ni­ties to work along­side our com­mu­nity part­ners and sup­port­ers, and we look for­ward to host­ing a fun and friendly golf com­pe­ti­tion,” Crump said.

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