Dowagiac hosting first golf outing; Gale Sayers to play

Published 12:21 pm Saturday, April 24, 2004

By By SCOTT NOVAK / Niles Daily Star
The Dowagiac Athletic Boosters and Dowagiac Schools' Foundation have teamed up for the inaugural Chieftain Golf Outing.
The event will be held June 17 at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course.
The Boosters and Foundation are hoping to have 36 teams participate in their first outing. The hope is to raise between $15,000 and $20,000.
Cost is $100 per person or $400 per team. Registration will begin at 11 a.m. with a shotgun start slated for noon. Deadline for registration is May 15.
Besides 18 holes of golf at Indian Lake Hills, there will be a hamburger cookout, beverages, prizes and raffle to follow golf.
The outing will feature a hole-in-one contest, prizes for the longest drive and closest to the pin for both men and women, a 50/50 raffle and mulligans for sale silent auction.
Although Follett didn't say how many teams have already signed up for the event, he did reveal one team that has already committed to playing in the outing.
That team will be headed by former Chicago Bear standout Gale Sayers.
Sayers is no stranger to Dowagiac. He was the principal speaker at the Booster's All-Sports Banquet in 1995.
Follett said that he and athletic secretary Jodi Badder have been busy lining up sponsors for the event and prizes for the giveaways.
Among the prizes that will be given away that day will be Notre Dame tickets and free golf.
The Booster Club and Foundation are still seeking sponsors for individual holes as well as prizes for their giveaways.
Here are the four levels of sponsorship:
Gold Level – $1,000
As a Gold Level Sponsor, your business will be recognized during the reception following the outing, on signage at the registration table, will be included in all district-wide publicity, and the entry fee for one foursome will be paid.
Silver Level – $250
As a Silver Level Sponsor, your business will be a sponsor in the longest drive, closest to the pin or hole-in-one contests.
Bronze Level – $100
As a Bronze Level Sponsor, your business will be named on one of the 18 holes as a hole sponsor.
Merchandise Sponsor
As a Merchandise Sponsor, your business can make a donation of merchandise or gift certificates to be used as prizes. Your business could also donate services for the outing.
You may cut out the registration form below and mail it to Dowagiac Athletic Boosters, P.O. Box 111, Dowagiac, MI 49047. Make check payable to Dowagiac Athletic Booster Club or Dowagiac Schools' Foundation.
Questions should be directed to the athletic office at 782-4470.