Equines Assisting Special Individuals (EASI) will host their sixth annual charity golf scramble on Friday to benefit their therapeutic riding services for youth and adults.Participants will be able …
Equines Assisting Special Individuals (EASI) will host their sixth annual charity golf scramble on Friday to benefit their therapeutic riding services for youth and adults.
Participants will be able to play golf and enter a few contests during the event at Horse Creek Golf Course in Dora. Play will begin at noon, but guests are urged to arrive before 11 a.m. to enjoy lunch and prepare for the game.
The cost to participate is $50 per golfer ($200 for a team of four) and will include a hamburger lunch, access to a golf cart, range balls and an afternoon of golf. Players can purchase mulligans (one per each nine holes) for $10.
For $100 per golfer ($400 for a team of four), players receive everything included in the $50 cost, plus mulligans and an entry to all the contests.
Contests and prizes are as follows: Putting contest to win an Odyssey golf putter, $10; longest drive contest to win a TaylorMade driver, $10; and a closest to the pin contest to win a $75 gift card, $10. A power drive may also be purchased for $10.
Every participant will be entered for free into a hole in one contest to win a new car.
All prizes are being provided by a number of local sponsors.
EASI Board of Directors Vice Chairman Harris Rhodes said proceeds from the event will be used for all the services they provide at the EASI Ranch in Walker County.
"We've got the veterans program coming up. We've got our literacy program. When school starts back, we'll have special needs camps for both city and county kids," Rhodes said. "The proceeds from the golf tournament will be applied to all of that."
People may call the EASI Ranch at (205) 387-7486 for more information about the event. For a list of services provided by EASI, visit www.easiranch.org.
In addition to the golf tournament, EASI is asking for donations of bottled water and snacks for their riders this summer. Donations can be picked up or dropped off at the EASI Ranch, at 242 Summerville Rd. in Jasper.