Football challenge available through Craig Press: Craig Sports Briefs for Sept. 6, 2017 |

Football challenge available through Craig Press: Craig Sports Briefs for Sept. 6, 2017

As the NFL’s regular season begins, the Craig Press will feature an online forum for football fans to predict weekly results and win prizes by doing so.

Participants can register at through the UPICKEM system and can update their selections throughout the season.

Those with the most accurate picks can win prizes locally including $25 each week and a tailgate package grand prize worth $500.

For more information, call 970-875-1782.


Get your tickets for Yahoo Golf Tourney, Ball Drop

The Yahoo Golf Tournament and Ball Drop takes place Sept. 9 at Yampa Valley Golf Course as a fundraiser for Boys & Girls Club of Craig and Craig Kiwanis Club.

The event features a golf ball drop, starting the morning with an airplane flying over the course and unloading thousands of golf balls registered to participants for a variety of prizes.

The event has raised more than $200,000 since its inception in 2001.

Tickets for this year’s ball drop — which takes place at 8:30 a.m. performed by Mountain Air Spray — are $10 for one white ball, $50 for five white and one red, or $100 for one dozen white and three red. White ball prizes range from Denver Broncos tickets to gift certificates for local businesses, while the high stakes red ball prizes include, among other items, a golf package, an iPad, a barbecue grill and a grand prize of $1,000 in a combination of cash and Spree Bucks.

Following the ball drop is the tournament itself, featuring men’s, women’s and mixed flights. Entry is $130 per team or $65 per player. Registration includes 18 holes, cart rental, range usage, breakfast and a barbecue lunch.

Signups are limited to 60 teams.

Ball drop tickets are available at Boys & Girls Club of Craig, and tournament forms can be found at YVGC. For more information, call 970-826-0411 or 970-824-FORE (3673).

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