Optimist golf tournamentset for June 21 at Keystone | SummitDaily.com

Optimist golf tournamentset for June 21 at Keystone

The third annual Summit Lake Dillon Optimist Club Summer Solstice Golf Scramble will be Wednesday, June 21, at Keystone Resort’s River Course. Phil Heller, one of the co-chairs of the event, says it’s a great way to officially welcome summer.Heller, who with Jean Helmer, Daphne Schroth and Nick Shama, is chairing the event for the Optimists, says they still have several slots available and need some players.Proceeds for the event will help fund the more than 40 Optimist programs in Summit County, including the club’s outstanding youth athletic and education activities. Registration begins at noon. The shotgun start is at 1 p.m.The cost is $125 per player and includes cart, driving range, gift bag and a box lunch.For more information or to register, call Phil at (970) 485-0750, Jean at (970) 547-2214 or Nick at (970) 468-7211. Registration forms are also available at all FirstBank locations, which is the event’s major sponsor.As in past years there’s a putting contest, men’s and women’s longest-drive and closest-to-the pin contests, and prizes on all par 3’s including a chance to win a brand new vehicle from Hudson Auto Source if you happen to get a hole-in-one.Throughout the scramble and during the cocktail party to follow, there will be a silent auction. Among the items in the auction are a world-class pheasant hunting trip to the Wagon Wheel Ranch in Kimball, South Dakota; one week stay at a two-bedroom townhome on the Tiara Rado Golf course in Grand Junction; one week stay at a two-bedroom condo at the St. George’s Golf Club in St. George, Utah; a golf foursome with lunch at Red Rocks Country Club in Morrison; a mixed case of fine wine from Dillon Ridge Liquor and Mike Smith; and a portrait session with Bob Bloch Photography.Heller said there will be other prizes drawn for during the after-scramble party.”There is still room for teams or individuals to sign up and be paired with other players,” he said. “It’s a fun event and a chance to meet other people in Summit County who are friends of youth.”Heller even said he would promise good weather.

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