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Golf Scramble honors Humane Society legend

Monday, August 29, 2005

Gather your teams of four and head on down to the Forest Park Golf Course in Brazil for the Eighth Annual Bill Collins Memorial Golf Scramble, brought to you by the Clay County Humane Society. Shotgun start is on today at 1 p.m.

Members of the Forest Park Golf Course are $35 per person, while non-members are $45 per person. This covers green fees for 18 holes, cart, hamburgers or hot dogs and beverages, as well as the chance to win up to $10,000 and other numerous prizes.

The chances to win are on Hole #2: Closest to the pin; Holes #2 and 5: Hole-in-one for choice of gifts; Hole #6: Ladies - longest drive in the fairway; Hole #9: Longest putt; Hole #11: Hole-in-one grand prize of $10,000; and Hole #18: Longest drive in fairway.

The first place prize of $360 will go to the team with the lowest score and the second place prize of $180 will go to the team with the next lowest score.

There will also be silent auction items available for bid. Items for the auction include: a basketball signed by Larry Bird, a basketball signed by Randy Whitman and Ted Kitchell, Larry Bird commemorative collage prints - 3, a football signed by the Indianapolis Colts team, a 10" Traditions Collectible Longaberger Basket and two sets of reserve seats for four to an Indianapolis Indians home game.

For questions or to register for the tournament contact Loretta Snedeker at 448-8832 or 240-9324 and make checks payable to Clay County Humane Society.

Bill Collins was a director of the shelter and had been involved with the shelter for about 25 years. According to Rosemary Campbell, board member for the shelter, Bill came to the Clay County Humane Society from Terre Haute. He helped to get the new shelter built in 1991 and has been a part of numerous improvements. She said Bill was dedicated to the animals and tried to work up until his death. He passed away in December of 1997, he was only in his early 60's.

The Bill Collins Memorial Golf Scramble has been taking place each year since 1998 to try and raise money in his honor. As well as funding, Rosemary stated that the shelter is also in need of dedicated volunteers to walk, brush and bathe the animals.

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