Youth Services Golf Tourney is July 24

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BRATTLEBORO — Youth Services invites area golfers to participate in its annual golf tournament at Brattleboro Country Club on July 24. This is the 34th year that Youth Services has organized this tournament to support the safety net for youth in our community, making it the longest-running charity tournament in the area.

Registration opens at 11 a.m. and there will be free bag lunches. The shotgun start for the scrambles format tournament will take place at noon. Following the tournament there will be a banquet by Bella Nolte, sponsored by G.S. Precision.

The tournament's Hole-In-One Contest prizes are sponsored by Brattleboro Subaru and include: 2019 Subaru Forester; a 60-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV; a $500 Visa Gift Card; and Callaway Irons. Prizes will also be awarded for low gross and low net game scores, as well as for the Longest Drive and Closest to the Pin and Closest to the Line for both men and women. Mulligans also will be on sale, and the traditional putting contest will take place during the tournament.

A hallmark of the tournament is a Helicopter Golf Ball Drop at the close of the tournament, in which the owner of the winning golf ball collects $3,000 cash. A ride in the Renaud Bros. Inc. helicopter will be auctioned weather permitting ride, donated by pilot Mike Renaud. Individuals do not need to be part of the tournament to buy golf balls, priced at $100 each, nor be present at the drop to win the cash prize. Buckets of golf balls will be dropped from 20 feet on the fairway at the Brattleboro Country Club. A maximum of 100 balls, now available for purchase, will be sold, and the odds of winning are high.

Youth Services Corporate Sponsors include Pacesetters: G.S. Precision, Brattleboro Subaru, The Richards Group, Presenter: Twombly Wealth Management, Sustainers: Brattleboro Savings & Loan, ClearChoiceMD Urgent Care, Edward Jones Investments, New Chapter, River Valley Credit Union, Silver Forest of Vermont, Vermont Country Deli. Patrons: Berkley & Veller Greenwood Country Realtors, Brattleboro Retreat, C.E. Bradley Laboratories, C & S Wholesale Grocers, Chroma Technology, Crispe & Crispe, David Manning Inc., Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC, Green Mountain Tents, Phillips, Shriver, Dunn & Carroll PLLC, Trust Company of Vermont, Rolls Royce Nuclear, Swiss Precision Turning. Associate Sponsors: Cota & Cota Oil Co., Price Chopper/Golub Foundation, Stevens & Associates, True North Granola, and W.W. Building Supply.

All proceeds from the tournament, which annually nets close to $20,000, will help support Youth Services' programs. Now celebrating its 46th year helping local families thrive, Youth Services promotes the healthy development of nearly 1,500 local youth and families each year.

The all-inclusive registration fee for the tournament is $130 per individual or $520 per foursome. The fee covers greens fees and cart, a buffet lunch, and banquet by Bella Nolte following the tournament. Dinner-only tickets may also be purchased for $35 each, giving non-golfers an opportunity to enjoy dinner and participate in the raffles and auctions and relax on the Brattleboro Country Club deck or in the dining room. Registration is encouraged online at www.youthservicesinc.org/golf. Tournament participants must provide their handicap or average game score. To buy a golf ball for the drop, visit www.youthservicesinc.org/ball-drop. To register for the tournament, call Youth Services at 802-257-0361 or visit www.youthservicesinc.org/golf.

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