Boys & Girls Club hosts annual golf fundraiser |

Boys & Girls Club hosts annual golf fundraiser

Provided to the TribuneThe Boys & Girls Club of Lake Tahoe will hold its annual golf fundraiser on Oct. 12 at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, to benefit local children.

The 16th annual Boys & Girls Club of Lake Tahoe Golf Tournament is set for Monday, Oct. 12, at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course.

The tournament is the main fundraiser for the organization, providing after-school programs for local children.

The event has a reduced player fee of $195 per player (down $55 from last year), and offers many prizes, raffles and auction items, including $10,000 for a hole-in-one, a 42-inch Sony flat-screen TV, rounds of golf at top regional courses, a ski trip to Steamboat Springs, sports memorabilia, golf equipment, wines and spirits, stays at area hotels, and certificates for area restaurants, attractions, activities and merchandise.

Players will have their choice of format, either Best Ball or Scramble, with prizes awarded in both categories. In addition to $10,000 for an ace on all par 3s, there’s also closest-to-the-pin prizes on each par 3.

All golfers have a shot at the grand-prize raffle, a one-week stay at a Marriott Vacation Club of their choice, including Maui, Kauai or St. Thomas, valued at $3,500-$4,000, courtesy of Christopher Klesh, a vacation lifestyle consultant who helps travelers’ dreams come true for 10 cents on the dollar. Destination possibilities can be viewed at

The $195 entry fee goes directly to the Boys & Girls Club to continue its work with local kids, since Edgewood Tahoe has donated the use of the course.

Golfers also receive a gourmet breakfast buffet and a half dozen Titleist Pro V1 balls as tee prizes, a box lunch, beverages on the course, and an awards reception with hors d’oeuvres.

Playing spots, hole sponsorships, and hole-in-one promotions are all available by contacting the Boys & Girls Club at (530) 542-0838 or e-mailing For a registration form, visit

“It’s a great deal for everyone,” said Karen Houser, the Club’s executive director. “Edgewood’s regular green fee is $220, so look at all the extras players receive. We have a reputation for having great prizes and lots of them!”

Hole-in-one sponsorships are available for companies looking for a fun way to help a good cause and attract attention for their business. For $2,000, a sponsor can award the ace-maker up to $5,000 in company product, with the other $5,000 going to the Boys & Girls Club in the company’s name. The sponsorship also includes a foursome of players, tee signage and pre- and post-event publicity.

Hole sponsorships are available for $1,500 and include a foursome. For those not able to play that day, $900 hole sponsorships are available.

“Our sponsors and the players are the reason we can continue our efforts to help local kids,” Houser said. “For starters, Edgewood Tahoe donates the course, so every dollar we raise goes to the Club. Then there’s our corporate partners, hole sponsors, local businesses who donate prizes, and the individual players. We thank them all.”

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