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Fifth Annual Golf Tournament to Benefit Local Special Olympians Set For Monday, Aug. 19
POSTED: 07/26/2002
 
Spaces are still available for participation in the fifth annual Special Olympics Golf Classic which will take place on Monday, Aug. 19 at the Deer Creek Country Club, 7000 W. 133rd. St., Overland Park.

Tournament play begins at 8 a.m. Officials expect it to take four to five hours for all players to complete the course. Immediately following the tournament will be lunch and an award ceremony. This year's prizes will include round-trip airline tickets to anywhere in the world except Tokyo

Participation in the tournament is by both individuals and corporate teams. Individual players may register for $125, which is tax-deductible and includes greens fees, golf cart, lunch, and unlimited drinks. Corporate sponsorships are also available at the $650, $1,000 and $5,000 levels. For more information or to register for the tournament, call Greg Weis at (913) 831-3355 ext. 252.

All proceeds from the tournament will benefit the JCPRD's Rangers Special Olympics team. Special Olympics provides year-round sports training, education, and athletic competition opportunities for individuals with mental retardation. Through their participation, Special Olympians are able to demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendships with their families, other Special Olympians, and the community.

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