The annual Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble is fast approaching, and slots are selling out.
The annual fundraiser for the Chamber will be held on June 1, at Loch Haven Golf Course in Rockingham. There are about 48 players signed up already, and there is a 100 player limit for the event.
“We’ll have two flights this year, one at 8 a.m. and one at 1 p.m.,” said Chamber President Emily Tucker. “Folks can choose whether they’d rather play in the morning or afternoon.”
Registration for the 8 a.m. tee-off time begins at 7:30 a.m., and registration for the 1 p.m. tee-off time starts at 12:30 p.m.
A lunch for all golfers will be served from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.
“It’s a great time to network with other business members in the community, and it’s also a time to have fun,” said Tucker. “Hole sponsors also have the opportunity to advertise their businesses.”
Holes can be sponsored for $100 each, or a hole and a team can be sponsored for $335. Player registration is $65 per golfer, or $260 per team. You do not have to be a Chamber member to play.
The Chamber will also be holding a “ball drop” again this year.
About 400 balls will be lifted into the air in a Pee Dee Electric “bucket truck” and dropped over a green. The first numbered ball to land in the cup or the ball closest to the hole wins.
Balls can be purchased prior to or the day of the event, but once all the balls are sold no more will be available. Balls are available at the rate of one ball for $3, two balls for $5 or five balls for $10. The winner will split the proceeds with Cordova School, the organization chosen as this year’s recipient of the ball drop funds.
Cordova School is a public school, which services individuals with exceptional needs.
“I’m overwhelmed by the growing support from the community,” said Bonnilee Rhodes, Cordova School principal. “For the Chamber to choose us as the recipient of the bucket drop fundraiser this year is wonderful. I think Cordova School is becoming a place that people notice, and that excites me. They know we’re here, and good things are happening.”
Rhodes said the school has been constructing a playground area, and already has some outdoor equipment set up. The funds raised from the bucket drop could be used for additional play accessories, like balls and a volleyball net.
To purchase balls for the ball drop or to register for the event, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 910-895-9058.
— Staff Writer Kelli Easterling can be reached at 910-997-3111, ext. 18, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.