Touch­down Club to hold golf tour­na­ment

The Saline Courier - - FRONT PAGE - By Elisha Mor­ri­son el­[email protected]­ton­

The Ben­ton Touch­down Club will hold a four-per­son scram­ble golf tour­na­ment Friday at Longhills Golf Course.

Tee times for the tour­na­ment will be at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Ac­cord­ing to Ben­ton Head Foot­ball Coach Brad Har­ris, the money from the tour­na­ment will help the Touch­down Club pro­vide meals for the close to 100 play­ers on the high school team be­fore foot­ball games each week dur­ing the sea­son, plus meals be­fore ju­nior var­sity games.

Har­ris said the Touch­down Club works hand-in-hand with the team

to help sup­port the play­ers.

This is the third year the Club has held the tour­na­ment, which Har­ris called its big­gest fundraiser.

So far, 18 teams have signed up to play.

Reg­is­tra­tion for the morn­ing flight will be­gin at 7:30 a.m. Dur­ing reg­is­tra­tion, mul­li­gans will be for sale at four for $20.

The tour­na­ment will have two holes where play­ers can try for the long­est drive and four where they can go for clos­est to the pin to win prizes.

Lunch will be served at noon. The or­ga­niz­ers plan to pro­vide non­al­co­holic bev­er­ages and snacks for play­ers through­out the tour­na­ment. Har­ris said foot­ball play­ers will be tak­ing part in the event, help­ing to serve.

There will be sev­eral lo­cal coaches tak­ing part in the tour­na­ment. Har­ris be­lieves it should be a good time for them to in­ter­act with peo­ple in the com­mu­nity.

Prizes for first, se­cond and third place for two flights will be given out at the end of the tour­na­ment.

The sponsors for the tour­na­ment are Farm­ers Bank,

Everett Buick GMC, Ashby Fu­neral Home, Re­gions Bank, Farm Credit Ser­vices, Am­bush Boats, Flip­pen Com­pany, Sim­mons Bank, Mc­cauley Ser­vices, Ben­ton Eye Care, Saline County Farm Bu­reau, CTS Ser­vices, CTS Haul­ing, Bo­did­dle Liquor, First Se­cu­rity Bank, Steel Sale and Equip­ment, Fam­ily Prac­tice As­so­ciate, Kim Ham­mer for Se­nate, Congo Stove & Pa­tio, Fer­gu­son Builders, War­rick Hy­draulics, Mark Wells Con­crete, Arkansas Bone & Joint, Wood Grill Buf­fet, Sports Stop Team Dealer, Big Red Stores, Congo

Stove & Pa­tio, Sports Shop of Ben­ton, Academy Sports, Out­back Steak­house and AR Sign & Bar­ri­cade.

Har­ris said with the sup­port of the Ben­ton com­mu­nity the foot­ball team has been very suc­cess­ful the last few years. He feels blessed by the sup­port. The tour­na­ment is one more way the com­mu­nity is able to sup­port the team.

The cost to take part in the tour­na­ment is $300 per team. Checks need to be made payable to Ben­ton Touch­down Club.

Any­one in­ter­ested in play­ing needs to con­tact Har­ris at 479-841-4703 or Shane Pigue at 501-909-1605 to regis­ter.

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