Golf tourney to benefit Explorer Post 0023

OROVILLE – The 2014 Explorer Post 0023 Golf Tournament is planned for the Oroville Golf Club on Saturday, Sept. 20...

OROVILLE – The 2014 Explorer Post 0023 Golf Tournament is planned for the Oroville Golf Club on Saturday, Sept. 20 at 11 a.m.

The tournament, which raises money for the Explorers group, is limited to 11 teams and features hundreds of dollars in prizes to be auctioned and raffled. In addition to the tournament there are contests for closest ball to the pin and long drive, as well as a putting competition.

“Anyone is welcome to golf. The eleven teams will have four people per team, but if someone hasn’t got a team we will help to put them on a team,” said John Tafolla, who is helping to organize the tournament.”

He said that there have been lots of donations for this year’s event, the second annual. Last year the Explorers were able to raise about $2500 for their group. Explorer Post 2003 is for local youths interested in law enforcement, leadership and community service.

“There are lots of good donations, especially from up north. There are golf packages and resort stays,” Tafolla said.

The $65 entry fee includes green fee and cart rental, as well as a steak dinner.

For more information contact Keith Harris at keith.harris@dhs.gov or call 509-476-3622.

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