Golf scramble to give back to community

Published 11:12 am Monday, October 10, 2016

By Katherine Hicks

Special to the Eagle

Oxford businesses and residents  will partake in a fun filled afternoon at the 9th Annual Economic Development Foundation Golf Classic presented by The Range at TGC Outdoors and will be held on Oct. 14 at the Country Club of Oxford.

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“This Golf Classic which is sold out for the third year in a row is more than just an afternoon of fun. It benefits Our Quality of Life, that’s the Economic Development Foundation’s primary goal,” said Rosie Vassallo, Golf Chairman. “We are excited about how quickly everyone partnered with US to help in creating High Expectations, and Significant Investments for Oxford-Lafayette County.”

The Range at TGC Outdoors and EDF’s Golf Classic is an 18-hole scramble featuring teams and players made up of business professionals and residents around the Oxford community.

Lunch is sponsored by Oby’s, and it will be provided to all participants. A2H Engineers, Architects and Planners is sponsoring an after hours and awards reception in the new Country Club of Oxford’s Club House.

Anyone can be a winner at the Golf Classic. There will be a putting contest, as well as a “hole in one” contest sponsored by Cannon Motors, where the winner will have a chance to win a 2017 Chevrolet Suburban Premier Edition. There will be many prizes including “longest drive” and “closest to the pin.”

Arnold Palmer will be in the thoughts of everyone as they have a chance of winning an Ole Miss 18 Speed Limit Sign autographed by the “King of Golf.” The raffle is open to the public with Tickets being sold for $10 each or three for $20.  The winner will be drawn during the after hours and awards reception. Payment of check, cash or credit card is accepted.

Presenting sponsors this year include: The City of Oxford and The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors. Gold and Silver sponsors include C Spire, Taco Bell, MaxxSouth Broadband, Baptist Memorial Hospital North Mississippi, Action Pest Control, BNI, North East Mississippi Electric Power Association, North Mississippi Recording Academy, Morgan White Group, Charter Hospitality which includes Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn Conference Center, Holiday Inn, Towne Place Suites, Oby’s, The Original Grit Girl and the University of Mississippi.

All funds raised benefit Economic Development Foundation programs. EDF’s mission is to be the leader in creating opportunities for responsible economic investment, thereby raising the per capita income for all citizens of Lafayette County.