Longhills to host Spe­cial Olympics golf tour­na­ment

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

Longhills Golf Course will hold the se­cond an­nual

Spe­cial Olympics Char­ity Golf Tour­na­ment Oct. 27.

Reg­is­tra­tion and lunch be­gins at noon and the shot­gun start for the four-per­son scramble will be at 1 p.m.

It is pre­sented by the VFW

Post 2256 and Grand Old Lady’s Ca­ter­ing.

Ac­cord­ing to Longhills Man­ager Greg Pre­witt, it is Longhills’ an­nual char­ity tour­na­ment. He wanted to work with Spe­cial Olympics of Arkansas be­cause it has been part of his fam­ily his en­tire life.

His mother is the area di­rec­tor for area 10 and his sis­ter, Jen­nifer Gran­tham, is the di­rec­tor of field ser­vices and ini­tia­tives and vol­un­teers.

Longhills has hosted Spe­cial Olympics’ uni­fied tour­na­ment for its ath­letes.

Teams will be able to pur­chase pack­ages for $20 that in­cludes one mul­li­gan per player and one shot from the ladies tee.

There will be four hole-in-one prize op­por­tu­ni­ties dur­ing the event.

There will be two flights with first and se­cond place awarded in each.

Gran­tham said Spe­cial

Olympics is able to pro­vide com­pe­ti­tions for its ath­letes for free be­cause of fundrais­ers like this one. She added these events help pro­vide the sports pro­grams for the ath­letes.

Ac­cord­ing to Gran­tham, Arkansas has 15,000 Spe­cial Olympics ath­letes. She feels it is im­por­tant to the com­mu­nity to have its sup­port for them.

Lo­cal ath­letes will be at the event. Teams who would like to in­clude a lo­cal ath­lete can can have one join.

The cost for the tour­na­ment is $300 per team and $75 for an in­di­vid­ual.

To sign up, email [email protected]­golf.com or call 501-316-3000.

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