Forest Park fund-raiser

CRYSTAL FALLS – Forest Park High School coaches are organizing a golf scramble at the Crystal View Golf Course on Saturday, June 14.

The 18-hole event will include numerous contests throughout the day along with prizes for both men and women. The scramble will welcome as many as 36 teams with the entry fee being $160.

“This event is being held in hopes of raising money to upgrade our weight room and training facilities for our student athletes,” said coordinator Kurt Anderson. “Much of our current equipment is wearing down or simply outdated. We would also like to increase the variety of equipment in hopes of drawing more interest from students that are not comfortable with the current equipment.

“Our goal is to provide a facility with safe, quality equipment for students and athletes of all sports. In addition, the new equipment will provide an opportunity for all at Forest Park to lead a healthy lifestyle.”

To help reduce the costs of running the scramble, organizers are looking for corporate or individual sponsors.

“We have many startup costs that include renting the course as well as providing food and refreshments,” Anderson said.

Fee for sponsoring a hole will be $100. All sponsors will have a sign with their name or logo displayed on a tee box.

“We are also in need of door prizes which will be drawn at the conclusion of the scramble,” Anderson said.

Those wishing to sponsor a hole can make checks payable to Friends of Forest Park, Attn: Kurt Anderson, 801 Forest Parkway, Crystal Falls, MI 49920.

Those who contribute will receive a receipt back from the Friends of Forest Park verifying the contribution for tax purposes.

“The athletic tradition at Forest Park has been second to none,” Anderson said. “Unfortunately, the same cannot be said about the equipment available to our student athletes. We hope that community members, friends, and alumni can contribute to our cause.

“The coaches of Forest Park are very excited about this event. We hope for great weather and a fun day of golf for all.”