Lions Club to host charitable annual golf tournament

By Daniel Brunty The Winston County Journal

The Louisville Lions Clubs is preparing to host their annual Two Man/ Woman Scramble Golf Tournament on July 21 at the Louisville Country Club.

This local event is becoming a namesake in the Louisville community, with it providing charitable benefits from its proceeds, as well as becoming a day for family fun and fellowship.

Louisville Lions Club President Vale Tabor feels it is one of the most important events the club has every year. “We have a good time putting this event on,” Tabor said. “We reach a lot of people during the tournament.”

Registration for the event will begin on the day of the tournament from 8:15 a.m. until 8:45 a.m. Fee for registration will $120 per team. Teams will play 9 holes, which starts at 9:15 a.m. These first 9 holes will determine the standings for the 18 holes, which starts at 1 p.m.

As always, lunch will be provided to the tournament participants, with a drawing for door prizes scheduled at the same time. The tournament will also feature their hole-in-one challenge, in which any player that hits a hole-in-one on the day of the tournament will receive a vehicle, sponsored by Crowson Auto World in Louisville.

Trophies will be awarded for 1st and 2nd place finishes in four total flights.

Tabor also mentioned some of the ways they help the community with the proceeds from the tournament.

“The tournament is one of our biggest fundraisers,” Tabor said. “We refer needy people who need Lasik eye surgery to Hamilton Eye Institute in Memphis, where we fund them to receive the procedure. We also purchase eyeglasses for school children that cannot afford them. We also send youth to the Lions Club Boys/Girls leadership conference using the funds. And our sight foundation helps people with hearing and eye problems as well.”

Other uses of the proceeds include community projects, support of the local library and the Chamber of Commerce, as well as providing funding to other areas of need.

The Lions Club International Foundation tackles global issues such as poverty and famine. They also respond to major disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes, and tornadoes. The foundation helps Lions serve their local communities by partnering with them to build schools, playgrounds, health care clinics, and helping senior citizens with transportation.

With time left before the tournament, any individual or corporation that would like to become a sponsor can still do so. For sponsor information or information on entering the tournament, you may contact Ray Ingram at 773-7942 or Richard Woodward at 773-5964.