Benefit golf tourney coming to Ravine

Published 12:00 am Friday, May 11, 2007

DEMOPOLIS &8212; Looking to serve a good cause and facilitate the competitive nature of sportsmen alike, the Braxton Senior Day Care Center is holding its Fifth Annual Benefit Golf Tournament on May 19.

The non-profit center is looking to raise money through the tournament to help fund its programming and provide a day of fun for golfers in the area. The tournament will be held at the Ravine Golf Course at the Demopolis SportsPlex.

The tournament, which is in its fifth year, had a participant last year make a hole-in-one on one of the par threes. Wayne Dees of Livingston walked away with a set of Ben Hogan irons after sinking the eagle shot on the hole.

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The tournament will be broken down into three flights for men and one flight for women.

Each participant will pay a $65 entry fee to participate in the tournament, but Braxton said the fee covers the more than just the green fees and cart. Along with the prizes for the various competitions and the tournament itself, Braxton said the golfers can enjoy some good food throughout the day.

All of the proceeds from the tournament will go to the Braxton Senior Day Center. The 12-year-old center&8217;s mission is to strengthen the communities it serves by building strong individuals mentally, physically and spiritually. Braxton said this enables the seniors to stay home much longer as they interact with family and friends.

Registration for the tournament begins at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 19.