Haase camp, golf tourney next on fund-raiser calendar
With last weekend’s radio auction considered a success, Support South Tahoe Athletic Teams is moving forward with its next fund-raising plans.
The Aug. 7 auction on KOWL resulted in donations of $23,027, according to STAT’s figures, bringing the organization’s total to more than $83,000. That leaves a little more than $20,000 to raise before Oct. 15, the deadline for winter sports funding at South Tahoe High.
The STAT board hopes to raise that much and more with two big events in the coming weeks. The Jerod Haase basketball camp will take place this weekend, with the camp for middle school kids nearly full. Organizer Karin Holmes said there were four spots left in that section as of Thursday afternoon, while there was more space available in the elementary school section.
STAT now turns its eyes to its golf tournament, scheduled for Oct. 3 at Tahoe Paradise Golf Course in Meyers. Ted Long, who is spearheading the tournament, said he has already gotten positive feedback from local golfers.
“We’re off to a good start and the community seems very interested and supportive,” Long said at Thursday’s board meeting. “There’s no grumbling or grumping about prices. Now we just need to get organized.”
The entry fee for the tournament will be $65 and will include a 9 a.m. shotgun start, practice balls, cart rental and a banquet. The tournament will feature an auction, raffle and on-course contests and will serve as the impromptu city championship. Some of the auction and raffle items will be radio auction items that weren’t sold last Saturday.
Long said Tahoe Paradise could accommodate as many as 144 golfers, although they may put a lower cap on participation.
Much of Thursday’s board meeting concerned possible improvements for the radio auction, which could become an annual event.
“I think the radio auction is a home-run deal that we should do every year,” board member Peter Grant said. “It was fun and the community enjoyed it. We’ll improve it next year and make even more money.”
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