With less than a week remaining to register, the Ashe County Board of Education is seeking teams and sponsors for the 11th Annual Ashe County Board of Education Endowment Fund Golf Tournament at Jefferson Landing on July 18.
Deadline to register for this year’s tournament at is Thursday, July 12. Team and individual registration, as well as hole and corporate sponsorships, were still available as of Tuesday, July 3.
This year’s format, Captain’s Choice, is a type of scramble format, where each player tees off on each hole. The best of the tee shots is selected and all players play their second shots from that spot. The best of each second shot is determined, then all play their third shots from that spot, and so on until the ball is holed.
Shotgun start is set for 9 a.m. on Wednesday, July 18. Mulligans are $10 for two. $100 per player registration includes golf, cart, and lunch. $500 hole sponsorships provide recognition at one hole, and entry for four players and lunch. $1,000 corporate sponsorship provides banner and hole sponsorship, and entry for eight players and lunch.
Gross and net prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place winners. Contests include Longest Drive, Putting Contest, and Closest to the Pin. Prizes for a hole in one will also be awarded.
The annual golf tournament is designed to bolster the Ashe County Board of Education Endowment Fund, a non-profit organization created in June 2000. The Ashe County Board of Education partnered with the North Carolina Community Foundation to create a designated endowment to support educational endeavors beyond those funded by tax dollars.
The Education Endowment Fund provides grants that enrich learning and educational opportunities over and above the resources provided by local, state and federal funding. Contributions make a direct impact by providing financial support for Ashe County students, according to the Ashe County Board of Education.
Since 2002, nearly $42,000 has been awarded to local teachers in the form of grants. This year alone, nine Ashe County teachers were awarded $6,660, out of 33 applications.
For more information or to register, contact Marcia Elledge or Superintendent of Ashe County Schools Dr. Travis Reeves at 336-246-7175.