by Mindee West
Of all the wonderful charity golf events held in Mesquite, one of the most anticipated is the annual Golf Fore Kids Tournament. Every year, golfers assemble at four local courses and bring toys, bikes, balls, scooters, dolls, and art supplies to donate to local children. Trailers are filled to the brim, Santa’s helpers work overtime, and because of the generosity of our local citizens, hundreds of kids smile a little brighter during the Christmas season.
This year, Golf Fore Kids celebrates its fourteenth year. As usual, Falcon Ridge, Palms, Canyons, and Conestoga have graciously donated their courses for the day. Golfers tee off at 9 a.m., and will be treated to lunch afterwards in the CasaBlanca Event Tent. There will be prizes for closest to the pins and winning teams as well as a large raffle that never disappoints.
Hole sponsorships are available for $50 for one course or $150 for all four courses. The individual or company name and any other message requested will be printed on a sign and posted on a tee box for all golfers to see. And like everything else, 100% of the funds go directly to the kids. If you wish to sign up for a sponsorship, you can do so online by going to www.golfforekidsnv.org or calling Karen Fielding at 702-378-9964.
Tee time reservations will only be taken online. If you wish to play in the event, you can sign up by going to www.golfforekidsnv.org. The site will open October 1 and will fill up quickly, so don’t wait too long to reserve your spot. You can select your course, but it is on a first come, first served basis.
Thank you to all the wonderful people who have made this event a success for more than a dozen years! Golf Fore Kids has raised almost $500,000 in cash and toys for local children in our community. What started as a small tournament at one course has grown into a huge event with 550 golfers, dozens of volunteers, trailers full of toys, and hundreds of happy children. Thank you for your continued generosity. Let’s make this the best year ever!
Tournament Date: Thursday December 6, 2018 – 9 a.m. Shotgun
Golf Locations: Falcon Ridge, Palms, Canyons, and Conestoga Golf Courses
Lunch Location: CasaBlanca Event Tent
Entry Fee: Unwrapped, new toy(s) – $50 minimum
Hole Sponsorship: $50 for one course, or $150 for all 4 courses
Sign up at www.golfforekidsnv.org