Tuesday, May 30, 2017

TOP STORY >> Golf tournament helps Lions Club

The Jacksonville Lions Club annual golf tournament will be held Saturday, June 16 at Southern Oaks Country Club.

Sponsors and team registrations are needed.

Proceeds will help provide vision and health care to people in need and other community-service projects. They help fund the club’s annual scholarship for Jacksonville students, which it awarded recently to Jacksonville High valedictorian Taylor Toombs and Allison Seats.

The golf tournament format is a four-person scramble. Lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m., and the shotgun start is set for 1 p.m.

All of the money raised will be used to support blind and visually-impaired people.

Registration is $100 per person and includes balls, greens fee, cart and unlimited on-course beverages. Mulligans and skirts will be available for $5 at registration. The deadline to register is June 13.

Sponsorships are also available for $700, $300 and $150.

The major sponsorship for $700 includes a team entry fee, free lunch and eight Mulligans (two per player), unlimited on-course beer, soda and water, the sponsor’s name on two large banners, the beverage cart and all printed material and the Lions Club’s website, as well as a hole sponsorship.

A $300 sponsorship will put the sponsor’s name on two large banners, a hole and printed material including the club’s website.

For $150, sponsors can have a sign placed on a course hole.

To become a sponsor, or for more information, call Dianne Williams at 501-912-4343 or email bobdiw2@gmail.com, or Bobby Lester at 501-680-0815 or email blester33@comcast.net.

The Lions Club is also seeking donations of products, merchandise or gift cards from area businesses to use as door prizes. Those contributions can be mailed to Jacksonville Lions Club, P.O. Box 112, Jacksonville, Ark. 72078.

The Lions of Arkansas Foundation is a 501-C3 organization, which means donations are tax deductible.

Lions Club International is a secular, nonpolitical service group founded in 1917, has over 46,000 local clubs and more than 1.4 million members in over 200 countries around the world.

It is best known for its work to help the blind and people who need eyeglasses, vision screenings and eye surgery. The club’s headquarters are in Oak Brook, Ill.

The Jacksonville Lions Club is also looking for new members. It meets at noon on the first and third Wednesday of the month at the Bar-B-Que Shack, 1000 Hwy. 161.