By Adam Ganucheau/NEMS Daily Journal
TUPELO – Get in a round of golf and eat some good grub for a cause on June 24.
The Tupelo-Lee Humane Society will host its eighth annual Putts 4 Mutts golf tournament June 24 at the Tupelo Country Club.
The four-man scramble tournament is an effort to raise money for the TLHS capital fund, which is designated for the future construction of a new shelter.
“This is such a great tournament for a great cause,” tournament director Nelson Gravatt said. “We have many enticing things that will hopefully draw more teams and players to enter the tournament.”
There will be two automobiles up for grabs if a player hits a hole-in-one, as well as a $5,000 putting contest and a $5,000 dice game.
Entry and sponsorship applications are currently being accepted. Entry fees are $125 for individuals and $500 for a team of up to four players.
Sponsors can choose from six different sponsorship levels ranging from $100 to $2,000, and include exposure opportunities for sponsors’ businesses.
TLHS’ goal for this year’s tournament is $30,000. The tournament brought in $18,000 last year, according to Gravatt. So far this year, TLHS has raised $8,000 from sponsorships and entry fees.
“We have quite a few generous sponsors that have already signed up,” Gravatt said. “We will accept sponsorships all the way up to that one o’clock tee time Monday.”
The country club currently is making preparations for the tournament.
“We typically only have four or five Monday outings a year,” Tupelo Country Club head golf professional Chris Harder said. “My wife volunteers at the shelter, so the tournament is something we are taking very seriously. It’s definitely a great cause.”
A cocktail reception and silent auction will follow the tournament. Gravatt said TLHS is still seeking items for the silent auction.
Additional information and entry applications can be found at putts4mutts.com.
WHAT: Tupelo-Lee Humane Society eighth-annual Putts 4 Mutts golf tournament.
WHEN: June 24
WHERE: Tupelo County Club
WHY: Tournament will raise money for the TLHS capital fund for the construction of a new shelter.