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United Way Golf Tournament invites golfers and sponsors

By Lisa Jensen
Special to The SUN

Photo courtesy Lisa Jensen Golfers will be lining up their putts as they take to the course at the Pagosa Springs Golf Club on Saturday, Aug. 17, for the 15th annual United Way Golf Tournament. Golfers can register for the fund-raiser tourney now by calling Lisa Jensen, United Way community relations coordinator, at 731-0484.

Photo courtesy Lisa Jensen
Golfers will be lining up their putts as they take to the course at the Pagosa Springs Golf Club on Saturday, Aug. 17, for the 15th annual United Way Golf Tournament. Golfers can register for the fund-raiser tourney now by calling Lisa Jensen, United Way community relations coordinator, at 731-0484.

The 15th annual United Way Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, Aug. 17, at Pagosa Springs Golf Club.

The format is a four-person scramble and the tournament begins with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Registration is at 8 a.m.

This golf tournament is the primary fund-raising event for Archuleta County’s United Way campaign. Proceeds benefit local non-profit organizations that are improving the lives of our friends and neighbors.

United Way’s mission is to positively impact the community by supporting local agencies and programs that promote education, healthy lifestyles and self-reliance. United Way’s partner agencies:

• help youth and young adults be prepared for school and stay in school;

• foster community involvement and responsibility in young people;

• help people live within their means and be self-sufficient; and

• help people access affordable, quality physical and mental health care.

Entry fee for the United Way Golf Tournament is $80 per player and includes green fees, golf cart, range balls, lunch and prizes. Golfers can enter as a team or individually by calling the local United Way office at 731-0484, e-mailing lisaj@unitedway-swco.org or by signing up at Pagosa Springs Golf Club.

All area golfers are encouraged to participate in the event and to register as soon as possible for a fun day on the course. Sponsorship opportunities are still available, including the tournament title sponsorship.

United Way is raising funds for American Red Cross, Archuleta County Victim Assistance Program, Axis Health System, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Colorado, Girl Scouts of Colorado, Habitat for Humanity of Archuleta County, Housing Solutions for the Southwest, Pagosa Outreach Connection, Pagosa Pregnancy Support Center, San Juan Basin Area Agency on Aging, Seeds of Learning, Southwest Conservation Corps and Volunteers of America Southwest Safehouse.

To register for the tournament or for more information about sponsorship opportunities, call Lisa Jensen, United Way community relations coordinator, at 731-0484 or e-mail at lisaj@unitedway-swco.org.

This story was posted on August 1, 2013.