Christmas 4 Kids golf outing teeing off July 19


Au GRES — Golfers will hit the greens for the annual Arenac County Christmas 4 Kids Christmas in July golf outing at Knoll View Golf Course in Au Gres July 19.

Deb Schoenborn, of Christmas 4 Kids, said this is the organization’s lone fundraiser for 2014. She said the outing costs $65 per golfer. Hole sponsorships are also $65, and corporate sponsorships, which include a hole sign and a team, are $300, Schoen-born said.

The event usually draws around 20 teams, according to Schoenborn.

“We hope for 20 teams,” she told the Independent July 10. “I know 10 already signed up, and normally they don’t sign up until the last week.”

Golfers will take off from the clubhouse in a shotgun format starting at 9 a.m. There will be several prizes available to teams in the scramble, Schoenborn said.

“There are items for the winners,” she said. “There are prizes for the longest drive. Richardson’s has a car for a hole-in-one.”

According to the registration form on Knoll View’s website, Richardson Chevrolet Buick has donated a 2014 Chevy Impala to anyone who sinks a hole-in-one. Players will be able to buy into skins competitions such as the longest drive, longest putt and closest to the pin.

Because the outing is called Christmas in July, there is also a special contest true to the name, Schoenborn said.

“There’s a prize for the best cart decorated for Christmas, because it’s Christmas in July,” she said.

Other prizes not related to golf will be available during the outing, Schoenborn said.

“We have a swing set — a porch swing — that is the main hot box item,” she said. “Then we have some other items that people have donated. You pay to put a ticket in, and then at the dinner we draw for items.”

A steak dinner is being served at the end of the golf scramble, Schoenborn said.

Registration forms are available online at For more information on registering or participating, contact Knoll View at 989-876-4653.

Christmas 4 Kids is a committee of Arenac County Kiwanis. Each year the committee works with organizations and businesses to provide Christmas gifts for local children in needy families.


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