Shenandoah Education Foundation will host a golf tournament on Friday to raise money for school programs.
The golf tournament will be held at Shenvalee Golf Resort in New Market.
Participants will be grouped together in teams of four, and each team will compete against others with a prize being awarded to the winning team.
The proceeds raised from the tournament will be used for such programs as Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, the annual teacher of the year grant, scholarships for students who plan to go into teaching, instrument repairs and replacements for schools, and other needs as requested by the schools.
Cyndy Walsh, executive director of the foundation, explains that the event originated a few years ago when an SEF board member suggested the idea of a golf tournament fundraiser. “Having different events that appeal to different people has been really helpful in diversifying our donations,” Walsh said. “Thanks to this tournament, we have been able to continue our programs.”
This is the third year that SEF has been able to host the golf tournament and Walsh says that last year’s event had nearly a dozen teams compete. “In 2021, when people were sort of just emerging from COVID and being cautious, it was really great to be able to have an outside event where people felt comfortable gathering,” Walsh said.
Registered participants will be provided a golf cart, golf balls, food and beverages, tee gift, giveaways, and more. There will also be contests for golfers to enter and win prizes and a lunch that will be provided after the tournament is competed.
People who are interested in participating in the event have until Wednesday to contact SEF about registering. The cost for a team of four to register is $350 and the cost for an individual to register is $100. Individuals who register without a team will be assigned to a group to make a four-person team.
On the day of the tournament, registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the golf tournament will begin at 9:30 a.m.
Walsh says that the event is a fun and laid-back type of event that really benefits a lot of foundations and projects for the schools in the county. She says there have been early plans to possibly hold this event again in the winter, possibly in the northern part of the county.
There are still spots open for anyone who wishes to participate in the event. According to Walsh, there are more registrations for this year’s event compared to other tournaments held in the past, and she hopes that the popularity of this event will continue to grow in the future. “We hope to build on that every year,” said Walsh.
For anyone who is interested in registering for the event or learning more information, contact SEF at 540-335-3465 or email [email protected].
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