Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Green River Star: United Way plans golf tourney and fun run

The United Way of Southwest Wyoming’s 4th Annual Golf Tournament and 1st Running for Reading 5K Fun Run and Walk are looking for participants. The events will benefit the Dolly Parton Imagination Library of Southwest Wyoming.

“These events are a fun way to raise money to help start a wonderful and much needed program in southwest Wyoming,” Kelly Frink, director of marketing and communications at United Way, said.

The golf tournament, set for Sept. 12, will take place at Rolling Green Country Club in Green River. The shot gun start will begin at 9 a.m. with check-in opening at 8 a.m.

The entry fee is $100 per player and includes green fees, cart, breakfast, lunch and player gifts. First, second and third places will be awarded and contests will be held for closest to the hole, farthest putt and men’s and women’s longest drive. Players can purchase mulligans and tickets for the 50/50 raffle. Current-hole sponsors of the event are Erwin Consulting and Mandros Painting.

The First Annual Running for Reading 5K is a fun run/walk that will take place Oct. 2. It will begin at 10 a.m. and will start and finish in the parking lot of the Young at Heart Senior Center, located at 2400 Regan Ave. in Rock Springs. Registration fee includes race fee, brunch, t-shirt, door prize ticket and gift bag. Registration and check in the day of the event will begin at 8:30 am.
Children 5 to 12 years old can participate in the kids run that will begin at 11:30 a.m. To participate each child must be registered and every child will receive a participation award.
Early bird registration fees are: couples/running buddies, $40; adults, $25; 13-18 years old and senior citizens, $20; children 12 years old and under are free. Early bird registration fees are good until Sept. 10.
There is a special challenge to students of southwest Wyoming high schools. The high school with the highest percentage of student participation will receive a cash reward. Total amount of reward is dependent upon 5K sponsorships.

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