As rising river levels, darting hummingbirds and greening golf courses signal spring’s arrival in Estes Park, it’s time to mark your calendar for the Rotary Golf Tournament for Scholarships, set for Saturday, June 29, 2019.
The 23rd annual event will raise funds for the Rotary Club of Estes Park Foundation Scholarship Fund. Annually, the club raises $24,000 for three, four-year academic scholarships for graduating Estes Park high school students. The club recently awarded a total of $34,630 in academic and memorial scholarships to 11 members of the class of 2019.
The tournament will be held at the scenic 18-hole Estes Park Golf Course, where the majestic mountain views are often known to distract golfers, Chairman Peter Sinnott said. The fun will begin with an 8 a.m. shotgun start.
“We have set our sights on raising more in sponsorships than we did last year, and our committee members are making those contacts now,” Sinnott said. “All sponsor donations are tax deductible and go toward local scholarships.”
Many sponsors have been recruited, but more are needed, Sinnott said. Levels include:
• Named Scholarship Sponsor ($2,500 and above),
• Diamond Sponsor ($2,000),
• Gold Sponsor ($1,000),
• Beverage Cart Sponsor ($750)
• Silver Sponsor ($500),
• Bronze Sponsor ($250),
• Tee/Green Sponsor ($110), and
• Junior Golfer Sponsor ($75).
Names of sponsors pledging $110 or more are displayed at the tournament and included in publicity prior to the event. In addition, sponsors who commit to $250 or more receive between one and eight complimentary player registrations, according to sponsorship level.
“We recognize our major sponsors on our tournament posters, banners and signs on the tees and greens at the event, and in newspaper articles. Our sponsors make the event possible, and we truly appreciate their contributions,” Sinnott said.
For information on how to sign on as a sponsor, please call Jay Harroff (970-227-3856) or Ron Gordon (970-586-0370) or download forms at the Estes Park Rotary Club website, at tinyurl.com/y22q53w3