Rotary Golf Outing will benefit area parks

Published 4:37 pm Friday, July 20, 2007

By Staff
NILES – The Niles-Buchanan Rotary Club is hosting its first Golf Outing on Monday, Aug. 6, at Orchard Hills Country Club.
According to Rotary Golf Committee Chairman Paul Rifenberg, the club is holding the event to raise money to help the communities of Niles and Buchanan replace or refurbish playground equipment in the city's parks.
"As priorities go, the replacement or repair of equipment in many of the area parks has taken a back seat in recent years. There simply isn't much money in the budget to pay for such things, so we're going to try to help out," Rifenberg said.
For many years, the Niles-Buchanan Rotary Club has sold raffle tickets to raise scholarship money for local students, and this latest project is keeping with the theme of helping the youth of the area, according to Rifenberg.
"It's going to be a fun event, not catering to the serious golfer," Rifenberg added.
It will be a "best ball" tournament, with several fun holes including one where everyone must drive left-handed, another where only one club can be used from start to finish, a putting contest and several other contests, featuring a hole-in-one contest that features a new car to any lucky golfer who can ace the hole, compliments of Tyler Motors.
The cost to play in the tournament is $75 per golfer, and the Rotary Club also is seeking business sponsors for each hole, at a cost of $100 each. All money raised will be given to the City Parks Board to be used to replace playground equipment.
The public is invited to participate. Simply call 683-7400 or mail your check to Rotary Golf Outing 721 E. Main Street in Niles.