Volunteers for Youth invites golfers and duffers alike to participate in their 14th annual “Smokin’ Hot 100” Golf Marathon on Monday, July 23rd, at Claremore’s Heritage Hills Golf Course. “This is an incredibly fun event that will raise funds to help us operate our youth-serving programs. One should not even think about this event as a golf tournament. Golf is just the vehicle that allows us to bring together folks with a heart for the work we’re doing,” said Mendy Stone, Volunteers for Youth Community Liaison and Golf Marathon Captain.
Money is raised through the golf marathon because golfers and non-golfers alike can participate by self-pledging at $1.00 per hole, seeking matching pledges, and playing 100 holes of golf in the July heat. Several changes in the format of the game are made to speed up the play and make the 100 holes very doable. Since Volunteers for Youth is a 501c3 charitable organization, all pledges are tax deductible.
Besides a lot of swings, a lot of fun, and the satisfaction of helping Volunteers for Youth, participants receive breakfast, lunch, continuous refreshments, plenty of golf balls to smack away, and the opportunity to earn prizes. A shotgun start at daybreak, every golfer in their own cart, and the course closed to others allows the marathon to work. Most of all, the event allows Volunteers for Youth to continue offering one-to-one mentoring for Rogers County public school students, after school programming and summer camps for students in grades 6-8, and a classroom setting for students on long-term suspensions from school.
To participate or make a pledge for a golfer, please contact Mendy Stone at 918-343-2530 or by email at email@example.com