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Golf Outing Raises Scholarship Money For South Dearborn Grads

Posted On August 05, 2014

Press release from South Dearborn Dollars for Scholars

south-dearborn-dollars-for-scholars-logo-02142012.jpg(Aurora, Ind.) – The Aurora Lions and South Dearborn Dollars for Scholars are hosting their 4th Annual Scholarship Golf Outing on Saturday, August 16th at the Dearborn Country Club.  About 200 golfers are expected to participate in the event, which features a morning and afternoon shotgun start.

The tournament is an 18-hole, four-person scramble featuring a closest to the pin and longest drive contest.  The event is split into morning and afternoon rounds with three divisions:  men, women and mixed.    There are fantastic door prizes, raffle prizes and silent auction items to help make it a great event!

Many sponsorship opportunities are available including:  hole sponsors ($50, $100 or $200) and tournament sponsors ($500).  Entry fees are $200 (women & mixed) or $240 (men) and covers cart, bag drop, goodie bags, food & non-alcoholic beverages.   (The golf course will have a beer cart available).   Discounts are available for hole sponsors.

The Aurora Lions Club was founded in 1947 and is part of the largest service club in the world.  Since 2002, they have donated over $585,000 to local projects such as Warm the Children, Dearborn County Clearinghouse, the James B Wismann YES home, Relay for Life, Dearborn County 4H and local Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops.

South Dearborn Dollars for Scholars is an all-volunteer local chapter of a national organization, Scholarship America.  This chapter was founded in 1991 and since then they have awarded over $594,000 in scholarships to 707 SD students pursuing a post-secondary education.  This year, the SDDFS portion of the golf outing proceeds will be matched, dollar for dollar, by their parent organization, Scholarship America.

If you are interested in participating in the golf tournament or being a sponsor, please contact Derald Ellinghausen at 812-584-3599 or auroralions@gmail.com.   Registration forms can also be found on the SDDFS website – www.southdearborn.dollarsforscholars.org.