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100 Holes Golf Challenge to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs

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Have you ever dreamed of spending an entire day playing golf? Do you think you can play 100 holes in a day? Come help be a part of this fundraiser for Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth and get access to a free day of golf, filled with 40 competitors trying to pass the 100-hole mark!


There will be an event kick-off Player Recruitment Party on Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at 6pm at Steil Boys & Girls Club (235 Straight Ave. NW). All party attendees will learn about how to register and set up their own personal donation collection webpage (provided) as well as walk away with a coupon for a free Taco Bell combo meal and a bag of tees. Light refreshments and beverages will also be provided. Registration for the actual event will open up to golfers at 7pm on March 30th (even if you are unable to attend the party). There are a limited amount of spaces available, so it will be a first come, first serve basis.

People can RSVP for the Party at GRNow.com (http://events.grnow.com/events/index.php?com=detail&eID=128194).

The 100 Holes Challenge will take place at Sunnybrook Country Club on June 14th, with a shotgun start at 6:30am. All meals will be provided including an end of event recognition banquet.

On the day of the event, all players will receive golf balls, embroidered polo and hat, tees, divot tool, thank you/recognition gift, and a free round of golf from GolfNow.com. Massage therapists will also be on site giving chair massages at the event. Additional prizes will be awarded in the following categories: highest amount of money raised, most holes played, and closest to the pin/long drive.

Each golfer will be responsible for collecting at least $1,500 by requesting donations and sponsorships from his or her contacts. Donors will be able to directly give their support by going to their golfer’s event webpage, which will track the progress of each participating golfer. Although donors will only be allowed to make flat contributions, golfers can easily reach their goal by getting $15/hole. All funds raised will go to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of GR.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth
In every community, boys and girls are left to find their own recreation and companionship in the streets. An increasing number of children are at home with no adult care or supervision. Young people need to know that someone cares about them. Founded in 1938 by Grand Rapids Superintendent of Police Frank O’Malley, Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth engages youth in building positive and meaningful relationships with police officers, staff and adults through programs in the areas of recreation, education, leadership development, healthy life skills, arts, education and positive community services. Boys & Girls Clubs offer programs and services that promote and enhance development by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence. For more information about Grand Rapids Boys & Girls Clubs visit www.bgcgryc.org.

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