WOOD RIVER — There are a few spots left at the Boys & Girls Club of Bethalto’s 21st annual Help Kids Classic on Saturday May 14, at Belk Park.
The four-person scramble will commence with a shotgun start at 1 pm. Registration begins at noon.
For $75 per golfer or $300 per team, participants get 18 holes of golf with a cart, beverages, lunch and dinner. There will be prizes for longest drive, closest to the pin, and first and second place in A flight and B flight.
“Without a budget in the state of Illinois, we have lost more than $50,000 in revenue that provided programming for our at-risk youth,” Executive Director Kathy Wilson said. “We are hoping to fill the golf tournament with players and find sponsors to cover expenses. This will help make up for some of the losses we are experiencing. Our club serves over 1,700 youth in Madison and St. Clair counties. The kids need our programs and their parents depend on us to provide a safe place for their children after school and during the summer.
“We still have sponsorships and foursomes available,” said Jason Woody, chairman of the tournament and board member. “It is a great day; everyone has a ball and Belk Park provides an exciting course for every level of golfer. The tournament is limited to the first 144 golfers, so I encourage anyone who wants to play to call the office to register immediately.”
Sponsorships are available for major sponsors at $1,000 each down to $75 for a tee sponsor.
The Boys & Girls Club of Bethalto, founded in 1968, serves more than 1,700 youths in 15 communities in Madison and St. Clair counties at its three sites: Bethalto, East Alton Middle School and Lovejoy School in Brooklyn. The club’s mission is to enable young people to realize their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. The Boys & Girls Club of Bethalto is a United Way member agency.