Local golfers have plenty of outings to choose from

By Staff
Scholarship Outing
The Seventh Annual Scholarship Golf Outing, sponsored by the Cass County Community Policing Program through the Cass County Sheriff's Office, will be held July 24 at the Hampshire Country Club.
Play will be an 18-hole, four-person scramble with prizes, food (registration, sack lunch, &corn and hog roast upon completion of golf) and lots of fun for all participants.
There will be four Hole-in-One contests (a new car, trip and prizes), door prizes, closest to the pin, raffle, an auction with items to be announced, and lots more.
Another large turnout is anticipated for this annual event sponsored by the Sheriff's Office.
Businesses in Cass County have the opportunity to help the Sheriff's Office reach its goal by becoming a corporate sponsor in the tourney.
The team entry fee of $350 will include a company sign displayed at one of the holes, a special corporate gift, golf for four persons, food, non-alcoholic beverages, door prizes and will support efforts to raise scholarship funds for Cass County students. Once again, the goal is to provide eight college scholarships, the majority of which will be used for study at Southwestern Michigan College.
To date, 39 Cass County students have been awarded $500 scholarships. That's a total of $19,500.
There is also a scholarship endowment fund in the amount of $7,500.
Please join the Sheriff's Department for a great day of golf and fun to support this countywide community policing project.
This fundraiser is one of the many facets of the Cass County Community Policing program.
Other initiatives include blood drives, Community Awareness pancake breakfasts, neighborhood watch programs, township-based officers, Kid Care, and high-visibility address signs.
Space is limited to the first 36 teams.
For more information, contact Donna at the Sheriff's Department at 445-2481.
Sheteron scramble
The fourth annual Joseph Norton Sheteron golf scramble has been scheduled for June 21 at Diamond Lake Golf Course in Cassopolis.
Pre-registration for the event is required by June 14. Cost is $180 per four-person team or $45 per person.
In addition to the scramble, there will be a skins game ($20 per team), hole-in-one prizes and prizes for first, second and third place teams.
There will also be morning treats, cool refreshments and a post-tournament meal.
Anyone interested in sponsoring a tee or donating prizes for raffles should contact the Sheteron family at 445-3988.
Conley Memorial
The fourth annual Conley Children's Memorial Golf Outing has been set for June 28 at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course.
The outing, which will be hosted by Dowagiac's Kevin and Teesha Conley, has raised nearly $15,000 for charities in their children's names in its first three years.
Entry fee is $60, which includes 18 holes of golf with a cart, buffet lunch and a chance at prizes throughout the day.
A shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. will get the event under way. All players must be registered by 8 a.m.
Hole sponsorships and memory signs are available for a $100 donation. A sign will be placed on a hole along with receiving recognition in the program.
This year's proceeds will benefit three causes: The Conley Children's Fund, which supports parents that have experience the loss of a newborn or infant at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, Ind.; The Conley Children's Memorial Scholarship, which will be established at Dowagiac Union High School and Shrine High School in Royal Oak. A $500 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior at each school that demonstrates good academic and community standing, as well as economic need; and The Angel of Hope Memorial Garden, which provides a place of reflection and remembrance for all who have lost a child.
For more information, call Kevin Conley at 782-2540.
Hospice outing
The fifth annual Hospice Charity Golf Outing set for July 10 at Spruce Ridge Golf Club.
Registration for the event will begin at 11 a.m. with play scheduled to begin at noon.
The format is an 18 hole four-person scramble with prizes, food and lots of fun for the participants.
A team and hole sponsorship (including sign at one hole) is $160.
Teams may participate for only $120. A hole sponsorship is just $40.
Also, there will be a skins game, a longest drive contest and a closest to the pin contest.
For more information contact Pam or Ann at the Hospice office at 423-6015 or 800-304-0273.
You may also contact Kathy Casey at 782-8420, Bob Birkhold at 782-6243 or Paul Potter at 782-8259.

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