Two very worthwhile causes hosting local golf events

Check out these upcoming local golf events, both of which benefit some great causes:

— The 2013 19th Hole Golf Classic, benefiting the Patients Cancer Care Fund of York, will be held on May 20 at Regents Glen Country Club.

The event was organized by Bob Franklin, a cancer patient who wants to give back to those who have helped him during his battle. The Patients Cancer Care Fund helps cancer patients who can’t afford treatment get the financial help they need.

The format is a four-person scramble, with check-in/registration, continental breakfast and range balls at 10 a.m. Play begins with a shotgun start at 11 a.m.

There will be prizes for each member of the three lowest scoring teams, two closest-to-the-pin and two long drive prizes and door prizes as well.

The cost is $175 per golfer and includes golf with cart, range balls, continental breakfast, a goodie bag, snacks and beverages on the course and an awards luncheon after play.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. The deadline to for play and sponsorship registration is May 1.

For more information, or to register, call Regent’s Glen at 1-888-734-4538. Or, contact Mr. Franklin at 410-971-3210 or email at Bfranklin9449@comcast.net.

— The Corporal Matthew Hanes Benefit Golf Tournament, sponsored by Wago Club Inc., will be held rain or shine on June 8 on both the East and West course at Briarwood Golf Club.

The event benefits Corporal Matthew Hanes, a 2010 graduate of Northeastern High School, who was critically injured while serving in Afghanistan on June 23, 2012. Matthew is currently at the James A. Veterans Hospital in Tampa, Fla.

He has no use of his lower limbs and limited use of his upper body. His family is currently in the process of renovating their Manchester home to make it an accessible environment for Matthew upon his return from the rehabilitation hospital.

All money raised goes towards those renovations.

The event is a scramble format, with registration running from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and play beginning with a shotgun start at Noon. There will be three prize holes as well as a putting contest.

First-, second- and third-place winners on each course will be recognized.

The cost is $75 per golfer and includes golf, beverages, subs for lunch and a dinner after play. Payment is due by May 8.

More information, sponsorship info and registration forms, can be found at the event’s website.

— Having a tournament of your own to help out a great cause?  I’d love to hear about it. Reach me at earmold@ydr.com; scores@ydr.com; 717-771-2056 or on Twitter @YDRGolf.

— Also, for a complete listing of upcoming charity events in the area, check out the Area Events page.

About Elijah Armold

Multiplatform sports journalist for the York Daily Record/Sunday News. Reach Elijah Armold at earmold@ydr.com; 717-771-2056.
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One Response to Two very worthwhile causes hosting local golf events

  1. John K says:

    Registration forms for the Matthew Hanes Golf Tournament, are available at VFW Post 2493 in Mount Wolf. Please participate because the golf tournament is for a great purpose.

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