Donations Aiding Casc Golf Tournament

SALLISAW | Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Carl Albert State College (CASC) has received many donations to be used as prizes and auction items for the fifth annual CASC Scholarship Classic.

The tournament will be held Saturday at Shadow Creek Country Club in Sallisaw. Three-man teams will compete for more than $2,000 in prizes, including $1,350 in cash. The first-place team will receive $600, while second-place wins $450, and third-place wins $300.

Local merchants and individuals have made sizable contributions to help make this year's contest the best yet, CASC officials said. Donations will be used for door prizes, hole prizes, silent auction items, and purse money. Corporate sponsors include Blue Ribbon Auto Group, Sallisaw Lumber and Wal-Mart.

This year's competition will include a silent auction to help raise money for the event. Tommy Stites of Nike Inc. has donated a set of Nike Ignite Irons to be auctioned off during the tournament. David Stewart, chief executive officer of Cherokee Nation Industries, has donated two passes for an overnight stay at the Cherokee Casino Resort in Catoosa. The passes include a room, dinner for two, breakfast and $5 spending money per person. Other auction items include a ratcheting driver set from Tractor Supply Co. in Sallisaw, a golf distance scope and binoculars from Rocky's Corner Pawn & Loan in Roland, a sprinkler and flag and pole from Simon's Ace Hardware, and a sofa table from Furniture Liquidators in Sallisaw.

Money raised from the tournament will be used to create scholarships. Sequoyah County students attending Carl Albert will receive 100 percent of the profits generated from the tournament.

There will be gifts and door prizes given away throughout the day. Prizes will include $25 gift certificates from Chili's, a can crusher from True Value, an assortment of items from O'Reilly's Auto Parts, tire kits from AutoZone, an ice chest from Fred's, a one month membership to Turner Chiropractic and Fitness, free ice cream from Marble Slab Creamery in Fort Smith, Ark., tokens from Fullbright Car Wash in Sallisaw, a vase and bouquet from Brenda's Flowers, movie rental cards from Movie Gallery, a collar and leash from Cindy Carter at Southlake Veterinary Clinic, a treat platter from Inscriptions, a color care four pack from Gloria Brasher at Regis Salon, free appetizer and dinner for one at Logan's Roadhouse, two free buffets from Fire Mountain Restaurant, a $20 gift certificate from Lin's Garden in Fort Smith, free dinners from Maria's Mexican Restaurant, and free sandwiches from Schlotzsky's. Prizes for the longest drive will include a $50 gift card from Best Buy. They have also donated a $25 gift card, which will be given to the longest putt winner and two $15 gift cards will go to the closest to the pin on two separate holes.

Blue Ribbon Auto Group of Sallisaw will be sponsoring the Hole-In-One Challenge. The group will donate a vehicle to the first player who sinks a hole-in-one on the ninth hole during the tournament. Other hole-in-one prizes will be awarded throughout the course.

Local businesses have also helped by sponsoring holes throughout the course. Hole sponsors include Professional Home Health and Hospice, Gerald Hunter, George Glenn at Shelter Insurance, BHC and National Bank of Sallisaw, State Rep. Glen "Bud" Smithson (D-Sallisaw), Dr. Gary White at Sallisaw Equine Clinic, Sequoyah Abstract, Valley Land and Title, Shannon Vann at State Farm Insurance, Ramm Law Office, Terry Nichols of Sequoyah Farm Bureau, Kim Robertson at Poteau Tag Agency, Jamie and Jimmy Bonds at Hannah Boo Kennel, Oakridge Builders, Mallory Martin Funeral Home and Crematory, Basin Oil and Transport LLC, Southwest Home Health Care, Dr. Cindy Carter at Southlake Veterinary Clinic, State Sen. Kenneth Corn (D-Poteau), Fourth Scoufos, Western Sizzlin, and TRAC Inc.

Local restaurants will also provide food for the contestants. Restaurants who will be donating hospitality items include Mazzio's Pizza, Subway Restaurants in Sallisaw and Vian, and Simple Simon's Pizza.

Entries will be $60 per man and $180 per team. The price includes lunch, gift bag, cart, and green fees. There will be mulligans for sale at the registration.

Registration will begin at 9 a.m. There will be a shotgun start at 10 a.m., and lunch will be available at 11 a.m.

The coordinators for the tournament will help anyone without a team find partners.

Shannon Vann, owner of State Farm Insurance, left, makes a donation to Carl Albert State College (CASC) in Sallisaw for the fifth annual CASC Scholarship Classic, which is set for Saturday at Shadow Creek Country Club in Sallisaw. Vann's business is a hole sponsor for the event. Kristin Peerson with CASC accepted the donation on behalf of the college.

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