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Yahoo fundraiser golf tourney tees off Sept. 12 in Craig

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

A selection of golf balls scattered across Yampa Valley Golf Course await pick-up. The Yahoo Golf Tournament & Ball Drop will take place this Saturday at YVGC. The event will benefit Boys & Girls Club of Craig and Craig Kiwanis Club.

The Yahoo Golf Tournament & Ball Drop, with more than $7,500 in prizes, is set for Sept. 12 at Yampa Valley Golf Course. The event benefits the Boys & Girls Club of Craig and Craig Kiwanis Club.

The annual tournament will consist of two-person teams in men's, women's and mixed divisions. The $120 registration fee provides breakfast, a cart and driver and barbecue.

The shotgun start is at 9:30 a.m.

The ball drop takes place at 8:30 a.m., and entrants can purchase white or red balls — $10 for a white ball, $50 for one red and five whites or $100 for a dozen whites and three reds — that can win them some serious prizes, including custom fitted Calloway irons, Denver Broncos tickets, gift cards and more.

Chuck Cobb, Kiwanis member, said over 2,000 balls will be loaded in a small plane that will fly over the course and release them over the 18th fairway, where those closest to the hole will result in winning prizes.

The tournament usually raises about $15,000, said Dana Duran, executive director, Boys and Girls Club of Craig.

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Duran said the money is extremely important for her organization because they provided services for 50 percent of the kids aged six through 14 in Craig.

"Half the kids in our community will walk through our doors at some point in the year," she said.

Duran added that the event is a blast and she encourages golfers to come out and play.

"The tournament is really fun, it's a lot of camaraderie that comes out," she said.

If you go…

Yahoo Golf Tournament & Ball Drop

8:30 a.m. Saturday

Yampa Valley Golf Course

The event is a fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club of Craig and Craig Kiwanis Club. Registration costs $120 per team. For more information on how to sign up, call YVGC at 970-824-FORE (3673). Tickets for the ball drop are available at Boys & Girls Club, Cornerstone Realty or YVGC. For more information, call 970-826-0411.

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