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'Halie's Rainbow' Memorial Golf Tournament planned

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Fifteen-year-old Halie Hite performing with the Northview High School Color Guard. Courtesy Photo.
The first "Halie's Rainbow" Halie Hite Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament will take place Aug. 7.

The event will begin with registration at 7:30 a.m. A shotgun start is set for 9 a.m., and the tourney will be played at the Oak Ridge Golf Course.

Cost is $200 per team (4-man scrambles) and signups are limited to the first 30 teams.

There will be a cash payout.

Hole sponsorships are available for costs of $50, $75 and $100. Hole sponsorships may be mailed to 13690 Grotto Rd., Brazil, Ind., 47834.

Lunch will be provided. In addition, a silent auction will take place and skill prizes will be awarded.

All proceeds from the tournament will go to the Halie Hite Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Hite family friend Shelly Lambert -- who is working on the golf outing project among other fundraising events -- said she hopes the tournament will be a success.

"My goal for this is to make it bigger and bigger each year," Lambert said. "It's really coming together quite well. I'm hoping to make it bigger and continue on forever. I want to keep Halie's memory alive so people don't forget."

On Oct. 8, 2009, the community was shocked by the loss of Halie Hite, then a 15-year-old Northview High School freshman.

Hite died in an automobile accident.

"Halie's Rainbow," the Halie Hite Memorial Scholarship was set up Feb. 20 via Facebook.

Every year, a $500 scholarship will be given to a Northview band student, winter guard participant or cheerleader in Hite's memory.

Jamie Stuckey, one of the scholarship coordinators, contacted families in the area who were committed to pledging dollar amounts for a five-year run in order for the scholarship to become endowed. Stuckey said if $10,000 is raised during that period, the scholarship will be guaranteed.

Contributions to the scholarship fund may be sent to www.wvcf.com/giving_online_memorial.html, or by check via download form (optional) at www.wvcf.com/pdfs/memorial_form.pdf, or directly through the Wabash Valley Community Foundation, Inc., (in care of Beth Tevlin, Executive Director), 2901 Ohio Blvd., Suite 153, Terre Haute, Ind., 47803.

Those wishing to donate via check should write "Halie's Rainbow," The Halie Memorial Scholarship in the check memo.

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