Golf tournament to benefit drug court

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Barry County Drug Court Planning Team will hold its third annual golf tournament on Saturday, Oct. 8 at the Cassville Golf Course. All proceeds from the event will benefit the local drug court program.

The cost to participate in the four-man scramble is $50 per golfer, which includes cart rental, 18 holes of golf and a barbecue lunch. Registration will begin at 7 a.m. with a shotgun start to follow at 8 a.m. Cash prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place teams in A/B Flights. There will also be prizes for closest to the pin, longest putt, longest drive and hole in one.

The planning team is also still accepting hole sponsorships or course sponsorships from area businesses and organizations. The cost to sponsor a hole is $150. Businesses can also choose to be a course sponsor for $100.

Funds raised through the golf tournament will support the ongoing efforts of the Barry County Drug Court. The Barry County Drug Court mission statement reads: "Barry County Drug Court is an intensive court-supervised treatment program that is dedicated to improving safety by breaking the cycle of crime and addiction through accountability. Our vision is also to improve lives for individuals, families and community through a pathway of change for continuation of success in recovery."

"This is a mission we take seriously," said Barry County Prosecutor Johnnie Cox, who serves on the planning team. "We hope members of the community and area golfers will support our upcoming golf tournament."

Entry forms for the golf tournament are available at the Cassville Golf Course and registration will be accepted on the morning of the tournament. For more information, call Marty Stearns, drug court coordinator, at 847-3133, ext. 2224, or Chuck Edie, manager of the Cassville Golf Course, at 847-2399.

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