It's time to pony up for Birdies for Bucks

Pat Kenney • Apr 10, 2017 at 12:32 AM

The First Tee of Tri-Cities will hold its second annual Birdies for Bucks fundraiser on Friday, June 2 at Warriors Path Golf Course in Kingsport.

Thirty-six area golfers and celebrities are being invited to participate in an all-day golf marathon for the benefit of The First Tee of Tri-Cities. Each invitee will play as many holes as he or she can from sunup to sundown in an effort to make as many birdies as possible.

Last year, 2,000 holes were played and 408 birdies amassed. The First Tee of Tri-Cities raised $23,000 for its program through the efforts of the golfers.

Prior to the event, players will be seeking pledges for their birdies. Visit www.birdiesforbucks.com to find more information on the Birdies for Bucks fundraiser and to see the area golfers who have been invited to participate.

You can participate by backing the golfer of your choice and pledging an amount for birdies made. It’s a very worthy cause so join the fun and make a pledge.

Second Harvest Food Bank to host Golf Classic

The Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee will host its 24th annual Golf Classic on Monday, April 24 at 1 p.m. at the Blackthorn Club in Jonesborough.

Entry fee is $600 per team or $150 per individual. Sponsorship packages are available.

There will be an opportunity to win a hole-in-one prize of $25,000 as well as other par-3 prizes, a long drive contest, closest to the pin, and first- and second-flight prizes.

Participants and sponsors may register online at netfoodbank.org/event, by calling (423) 279-0430, ext. 201 or via email at development@netfoodbank.org.

25th Chamber Scramble coming up May 8

The 25th Kingsport Chamber Scramble will be held Monday, May 8 at The Club at Ridgefields. There will be two flights, one at 8 a.m. with the second set to tee off at 2 p.m.

Entry fee is $600 per team or $150 per individual.

For more information, contact Nora Davis by email at ndavis@kingsportchamber.org or call (423) 392-8827.