Annual tournament raises funds for scholarships for high school graduating students.
By Jason KUROSU
The 16th annual Montrose Chamber Golf Tournament will grace the fields of the Verdugo Hills Golf Course on Thursday, May 3. The tournament is also a fundraiser “that raises funds for us to offer scholarships for students from Crescenta Valley High and Clark Magnet High School,” said Joe Allen, Glendale police officer and member of the Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber board.
The tournament will be held from noon to 4 p.m. and is open to the public for those looking to golf or just to watch.
“We hope for this event, as in the past, that it will be well attended by business owners and citizens in the community who wish to do their best to donate to this worthwhile campaign,” said Allen.
A DVD will be played during the tournament that will feature past scholarship recipients. This feature began last year as a way to show those who participate in the tournament how much their support is needed – and appreciated.
“And there is one girl who received a scholarship [in the past] who will be there in person to talk to [participants],” said Melinda Clark, executive director of Montrose-Verdugo Chamber of Commerce.
The scholarships are awarded to students from Crescenta Valley and Clark Magnet high schools who have been active in and supportive of the community.
Businesses donate to the tournament and to the scholarship fund. Local restaurants including Three Drunken Goats, Giuseppe’s, 7 Stop Pizza and Sake Sushi Bar and Lounge will be donating all the food. For business supporters, go to page 8.
Prizes will be available for sponsors, as well as a raffle for prizes and a live and silent auction.
Early registration fees are $60 for single, $200 foursome. Day of registration is single $65 and $220 for a foursome. Businesses or individuals who would like to become a sponsor of the event can do so as a major sponsor with a $500 donation or as a gold sponsor at $350.
Registration is from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. with a putting challenge at 11 a.m. and a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Entries are limited to the first 100 players.
For more information on the tournament and/or how to participate, visit http://www.montrosechamber.org/golf.html.