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Red Cross sets up golf tourney

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

TERRE HAUTE -- The fifth annual Golf Classic to benefit the American Red Cross Wabash Valley Chapter will take place Friday, May 1, at Forest Park Golf Course, Brazil.

Team registration begins at 11 a.m. Lunch starts at 11:30 a.m., with a shotgun start to the tournament at 12:30 p.m.

Registration includes 18 holes of golf, lunch, golf shirt and sleeve of golf balls.

A foursome is $300 or an individual registration is $75. Gold sponsorships include hole sponsorship, foursome entry plus lunch and advertising at the event and recognition in the Chapter's annual report.

Cold sponsorships are $550. HOLE sponsorships are $100.

Registration forms are available at Forest Park Golf course and the American Red Cross Wabash Valley Chapter or at www.wabashvalleyredcorss.org.

Prizes will be awarded for first-place gross plus net, second-place gross plus net, last place, longest drive, longest putt, closes to the pin and hole-in-one.

"Unfortunately, we have experienced a record number of home fires in both February and March," Chapter Executive Director Carol Stevens said.

"Twenty-eight local families lost their homes to fire in February and an additional 23 local families lost their homes to fire in March."

Last fiscal year, the Red Cross spent more than $80,000 responding to 134 disasters in the Wabash Valley providing more than 557 individuals with the means for temporary lodging, food, clothing, critical medications and mental health support. Most of the disasters the Red Cross responds to locally are home fires.

The goal for this years Classic is to raise at least $15,000 to help provide disaster relief and emergency services to local military families throughout Clay, Greene, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Vermillion and Vigo counties in Indiana and Edgar County in Illinois.

The lead sponsors for this year's event are Time Warner Cable, Riddell National Bank and York Chevrolet.

For more information, call Stevens at 812-232-3393 Ext. 11, or e-mail cstevens@wabashvalleyredcross.org

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