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23rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament benefitting Johnson County Feed the Need and JCPRD Special Olympics set for Friday, June 3, at Heritage Park Golf Course
POSTED: 05/12/2016
 
The 23rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament benefitting Johnson County Feed the Need and the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Special Olympics Program will take place on Friday, June 3, at the Heritage Park Golf Course, 16445 Lackman Road, Olathe.

This four-person scramble tournament is being presented by Johnson County Public Works and JCPRD. Check-in begins at 7 a.m. and play gets under way at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start. In addition to greens fees, cart rental, registration gifts, hole prizes, on-course beverages and snacks, and prizes for tournament champions, the tournament registration fee includes a great BBQ lunch to conclude the event. Participation is limited to 144 players, consisting of 36 teams of four.

Participation in the tournament is by both individuals and corporate teams. Individual players may register for $110 and registration for a four-member team is $400. For more information or to register for the tournament, contact Jackie Eatinger at (913) 715-8306 or at Jackie.Eatinger@jocogov.org or Bill Maasen at (913) 826-3437 or at Bill.Maasen@jocogov.org.

The JCPRD Rangers Special Olympics team provides year-round sports training, education, and athletic competition opportunities for individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities. 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.

Since 1987, Johnson County Government employees have participated in the annual Johnson County Feed the Need Campaign, which supplies donations of food and money to local food pantries serving eligible Johnson County citizens. The program is also part of a regional effort coordinated by the Mid-America Regional Council, the Mid-America Assistance Coalition, and Harvesters International.

Summer is an especially important time for Feed the Need because federally-funded school lunch and breakfast programs are only available during the school year and families are required to provide these meals on their own.

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