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Golf tournament to help charter school

A fun morning of golf will help Swallows Charter Academy continue toward the goal of providing a better facility for the students.

The second annual SCA Educational Foundation golf tournament will be held Sept. 13 at Desert Hawk Golf Course. Prizes are awarded to the top three finishing teams, and the rest of the proceeds benefit the SCA Educational Foundation, which was created to help raise money to build new facilities for the school.

“Last year was very successful for being the first year, and competing against some other things going on in the community like a CSU-P football game,” said Liz Lutz-Essenburg, President of the Educational Foundation.

“Overall, we did well. We made some money to put toward the new building.”

The cost is $400 per team of four ($100 per player), and there is a 30-team limit. The format is a four-person scramble, so all abilities are welcome.

The cost includes green fees, mulligans, a meal ticket and beverage tickets.

The meal – a build your own fajita bar that was popular last year – will be held there at Desert Hawk after completion of the golf tournament.

Check-in begins at 7 a.m. and Tee-off is at 8 a.m. Registration for the event closes September 5.

The prizes will be $600 for the first place team, $500 for second and $400 for third place.

There will also be a ball drop, and tickets are $10 each. The ball drop is for anyone – golfer or not – and participants need not be present to win.

Each ticket receives a number that is printed on a ball, and a bucket of numbered balls are dropped at a hole, with the first one in the hole (or whichever lands closest) receives 30 percent of the ball drop ticket money.

Lutz-Essenburg said the ball drop is a great way for anyone to participate in the fundraiser, even if they’re not a golfer.

“We do appreciate those who participated last year and the businesses and individuals who were sponsors for our holes,” she said.

“We hope to see everyone again this year.”

Lutz-Essenburg said they are still seeking hole sponsors for this year’s even.

Cost is $100 and the sponsor receives a sign at the hole with their name or business log on it.

“We want individuals to come and have fun at our tournament, and this helps the Educational Foundation to provide money to the school for the much-needed new building,” Lutz-Essenburg said.

Registration forms are available at, or contact Steve at 242-3135 or Liz at 242-3501.

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