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Antelope Hills Charity Golf Events Help to Raise Funds

Monday, September 16, 2013

"Even though my golf was bad, today was good day because I won a prize and we helped raise funds for the Silent Witness program," said a golfer recently enjoying a drink and a burger on the patio at the Antelope Hills Golf Course.

Some 144 golfers participated in a tournament to benefit the Yavapai Silent Witness program. The tournament has been played at the City of Prescott municipal golf course for 29 years. Steve Skurja, the program director for Silent Witness said, "We go to Antelope Hills because of the professional staff and the course is always well maintained, and the golfers love it."

The Annual Yavapai Silent Witness golf event is just one of about 15-20 charity golf events held at Antelope Hills each year. "Part of our responsibility to the community is to provide a vehicle for local charities to help raise funds for their worthwhile efforts," said Mack McCarley, PGA professional at Antelope Hills.

Some of the charitable golf tournaments have been for the Habit for Humanity, Burn Camp Open, Special Olympics, Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce, Meals on Wheels, Prescott Lions and the PGA Junior Golf programs.

A successful charity golf tournament fund raising event always involves lots of volunteers and support from local businesses. While the group can raise funds through entry fees for the tournament, typically the biggest source of funds comes from local sponsors and donations.

"The successful charity events rely on prize donations and sponsorships from businesses and individuals," said McCarley. "The main reason Silent Witness is so successful is because Steve Skurja gets out in the community and drums up support."

For more information about charity golf events, call Tom Lilley the Tournament Director at Antelope Hills at 928-777-1883.