WARRENSBURG The fifth Annual Fall Classic golf tournament to benefit North Country Ministry is set for Sunday Sept. 15, at Cronin’s Golf Resort.
The tournament will be a scramble with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. The early-bird rate is $85 per person if paid by Sept. 5 and $95 after that. Non-golfing spouses, friends and supporters may join in for dinner and auction activities only for $30 per person.
The tournament is a major fundraiser for the organization which provides emergency assistance, food, baby clothing and car seats, supportive counseling and other outreach services to over 1,000 people each month in an area extending over 650 square miles in northern Warren County.
The Fall Classic will feature lunch, 18 holes of golf with a cart, dinner, prizes, and a silent auction. In addition, North Country Ministry’s Summer Jackpot drawing will be held during the after-golf festivities. A maximum of 200 tickets are being sold for $100 each with a first prize of $5,000, and second and third place prizes of $2,000 and $1,000 respectively.
“The great thing about this tournament is that it attracts both competitive golfers as well as pleasure golfers who come out to support North Country Ministry,” said Paul Arends, a member of the agency’s board of directors. “Cronin’s is a beautiful, challenging, well-maintained course that appeals to all kinds of players.”
Sponsorship opportunities are still available to businesses or individuals.
“The tournament has developed a reputation for being a beautiful fall afternoon in the Adirondacks, with great golf, for a really great cause,” said Dr. James Morrissey, chairman of the board.
North Country Ministry was founded in 1992 in response to a tremendous need for outreach services in northern Warren County. The organization provides help to anyone in need without consideration of religious affiliation. By working cooperatively with civic and other church communities, the agency helps meet the needs of the poor and disenfranchised in the most rural portions of Warren County, providing assistance and advocacy to improve families’ quality of life.
For details on the event or sponsorship opportunities, call North Country Ministry at 623-2829. Golfers may download tournament registration forms from the North Country Ministry web site at www.northcountryministry.org/golf-tournament.html.