Win A Jag, Help Local Families: One Club Golf Tournaments

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Win A Jag, Help Local Families: One Club Golf Tournaments

Join ESPN Asheville’s WISE GUYS For United Way ABC

Get a hole in one, win a Jaguar, AND help many local families at the same time? Talk about a multitasking Monday.

Support the United Way of Asheville Buncombe County at the ESPN Asheville One Club Tournaments, Monday May 1st at Etowah Valley. The morning features an 18 hole captain’s choice tournament starting at 9 am, with prizes for the first, second, and third lowest net team scores. There will be special prizes for achievements such as closest to the pin, longest and straightest drive, and longest putt. One of the holes will feature a 2017 Jaguar — from Jaguar Land Rover Asheville.

jaguarThe afternoon brings a 9-hole One Club tourney, where players will use the same club from start to finish. There will be challenges like straightest drive with a marshmallow, and longest putt with a pool cue. Pat Ryan and Bill McClement, the Wise Guys heard from 3 to 6 pm on ESPN Asheville, will be your tournament hosts.

“We wanted to bring some truly memorable moments to this tournament, and give local golfers a chance to have a unique experience at Etowah Valley,” says Bruce Law, Vice President and General Manager of ESPN Asheville. “We’re continually inspired by the tremendous good we see in our area thanks to United Way programs. It’s exciting to think a fun day of golf will have such a lasting impact.”

In addition to registration, which includes breakfast from Bojangles’, lunch from PF Chang’s, and adult beverages, you can make an extra donation and purchase a mulligan and other score-helpers.

“The dollars raised help us fulfill our mission and improve the lives of students, families and communities,” says the United Way’s Elisabeth Bocklet. “Every time a community partner like The Wise Guys host an event like this, they help us spread the word about how people in our community can both get help, and give help. That is no small thing to us.”

The United Way is dedicated to reducing the impact poverty has on the lives of students, their families and communities, all right here in Buncombe County. One of the agency’s newest partnerships is the Homework Diner. “That’s a weekly event that provides homework help and a free dinner to anyone in the Enka, Erwin and Asheville school districts,” Elisabeth explains. “Everyone with a school age child is welcome to bring the whole family – baby brother and grandma alike.”

Help from the United Way is always just a call at 2-1-1. That’s the agency’s free, confidential information and referral service. “Anyone in our community can find the resources they need to transform their own life, or the life of someone they love.”

Registration for the 18 hole morning tournament is $85 per person, or sign up with a foursome and save for just $300. The 9 hole One Club is $50. Why not spend the day? Sign up for both tournaments for just $110 per person, or $400 for a foursome. Click here for more info and how to support the United Way of Asheville-Buncombe County.

Ken Ulmer

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