Putts for Paws ‘Shot Gun’ Golf Event
FOR THE ANTIGO TIMES
A nine-hole ‘Shot Gun’ Golf Event, “Putts for Paws,” will be held at the Riverview Golf Course on Saturday, August 7, from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm to benefit the Langlade County Humane Society, Board President Bob Zoretich has announced.
“It is going to be a great day to golf and for everyone, golfers and watchers, to have fun while raising money for the cats and dogs who find their way to our Shelter,” Zoretich said.
Each golfing participant will have a shot at a $10,000 Hole-in-One payout! “I’m sponsoring the event which means I will have to watch someone else win all of that money,” Zoretich complained with a smile.
“The day begins with a Rubber Ducky Run at 10:00,” according to Karen Toth, Humane Society’s Fundraising Committee Chair. “Those are always fun events as you cheer your duck to victory,” Toth said, “and we’ll have some nice prizes for the winners.”
The day will also include food, raffles and other fun activities, according to Toth. Bucket raffles include baskets with bacon, salsa and coffee themes. “Other raffle prizes include a 3.5 ton jack and baskets of scratch-off lottery tickets and gift certificates,” she said.
The highlight of the raffles will be “a 30-inch long racing boat capable of speeds of over 50 mph,” according to Gina Cross, an organizer of the event.
“It is a remote controlled battery-powered electric hydroplane that is valued at $2,000,” Cross said. “It is an amazing opportunity to win an amazing prize.”
Raffle tickets are three for $5, seven for $10 or a wing span for $20. “A wingspan is a great deal,” Toth said. “You get 40 to 50 tickets so it is the best value for your dollar.”
The entry fee for Putts for Paws is $75 with other activities happening in addition to the Hole-in-One contest, Zoretich said. “We hope to have something fun on every hole.”
You can purchase lottery tickets or sign-up for the “Putts for Paws” by calling Toth at 715-216-8697 or Deana at 715-219-5966. Lottery tickets will be available at Riverview Golf Course that day, as well.
“We hope folks will join the Humane Society for some fun golf and other activities, some great food and a chance to win some fabulous prizes,” Zoretich said, “all to benefit the Shelter and the hundreds of cats and dogs who temporarily call it home each year!”