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Golfers needed for Chamber golf tournament; Money to benefit CWC Students

The Carmi Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Golf Tournament Saturday, June 25 at Carmi Country Club. Golfers are needed for both the 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. shotgun starts.

“The money raised will be used to continue the Chamber’s scholarship program, continue competitive classroom grants for Carmi-White County teachers and investing in the White County CEO Program,” said Education Committee Chairman Bryan Cowling. “Chamber scholarship winners receive a $4,000 scholarship, paid at $1,000 each year for the first four years of college. In addition, the Chamber has provided $1,000 in grants to teachers so far in 2016.”

The “best-ball” tournament format features four-person teams at a cost of $50 per player, which includes all green fees, cart fees and lunch. Each member of the winning team will receive a $100 gift certificate to the country club and a commemorative tournament golf shirt.

Members of the second place team will each receive $50 country club gift certificates and third place team members will receive $25 gift certificates.

Prizes will also be awarded for the longest drive, longest putt and closest to the pin contests.

“A $10,000 cash prize will also be awarded to any golfer fortunate enough to hit a hole-in-one on one of the designated holes that day,” added Cowling.

Lunch will be provided for all golfers and sponsors from noon to 1 p.m. Individuals that would like to attend, but do not to play golf, may purchase lunch for $10.

One may register by calling the Chamber office at 618-382-7606 or by stopping at the office located in the City Building on West Main Street. The deadline for golf registrations is Friday, June 17.

The tournament is brought to you in part by Gold Sponsors First Bank and Peoples National Bank.