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The Ben Osborne Golf Tournament returns!

 

 

 

“THE BEN – 2019” CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT, SEPTEMBER 27TH, 2019

DUST OFF YOUR GOLF BAGS AND SHINE UP YOUR SHOES! Because the Ben Osborn Memorial Fund is teaming up with Cynthia Suprenant, Midas, and Whiteman Chevrolet to host our upcoming charity golf tournament, THE BEN – 2019 to be held on Friday, September 27th at the magnificent Top of the World Golf Course, at Lake George, New York. Registration begins at 10:00 a.m. with an 11:30 a.m. Shotgun Start!

THE DAY, THE FORMAT AND THE PRIZES: The tournament format is a four-man scramble. For prize winning, there will be a closest-to-the-pin contest and a straight-line-drive-contest. HINT! Practice up for a hole-in-one shot that will win you a BRAND NEW Chevrolet! There will also be a longest-drive contest with male and female divisions and prizes low score and low team score. The entry fee is $125 per player with cart for 18 holes of golf including lunch at the turn and free keg beer, water and soft drinks. Guests are welcome and individuals will be paired with other players. Mulligans will be available for purchase.

A reception with beverages, hors d’oeuvres, and an awards ceremony will immediately follow the tournament.

A 50/50 raffle, a silent and limited live auction will be featured. We are grateful to Adirondack Broadcasting and LOOK TV for their kind sponsorship.

THE BEN – 2019 benefits the Ben Osborn Memorial Fund, a regional 501 c-3 organization which was created in loving memory of CPL Benjamin D. Osborn of Queensbury. Ben was killed during combat operations in Kunar Province, Afghanistan on June 15 2010 while serving in the United States Army during Operation Enduring Freedom.

Ben’s Fund supports children with need in conjunction with 55 schools in Warren, Washington, Saratoga and Essex Counties by providing purchased goods and services including electronics, clothing, bedding, food, tutoring, school supplies, eyeglasses, transportation costs, field trip admission expenses, etc. Additionally, the Fund awards two $500 scholarships to graduating seniors from participating school districts. We also donate household and personal care items to 12 local food pantries.

Ben’s Fund has so far helped over 15,000 children. At Christmas and Thanksgiving, Ben’s Fund adopts students, families, and local organizations for gift giving, food and cheer.

During the 2018 holiday season, over $15,000 of food and gifts were donated to local children & families with need. Additionally, we provide clothing changes, healthy snacks blankets and head lice treatment kits to nurses at elementary schools. We offer a literacy program for providing free books to kids anytime, all of the time, through 21 local Ben’s Book Stations.

Our seventh initiative is providing a 17item Personal Hygiene Kit to emerging teens. To date, over 1,200 kits have been distributed to schools and the number will increase this coming autumn.

THE BEN – 2019 is fast approaching! We welcome all and ask your help to continue our mission of helping local children with need. Those interested in being a title sponsor, hole sponsor player, or auction item donor are welcome and deeply appreciated. We are a charitable 501 c-3 tax exempt organization with no administrative costs. All contributions go directly to those we serve . . . our children. To participate, contact William D. Osborn, President, Ben Osborn Memorial Fund at benosbornfund@gmail.com or call (518) 792-4514.

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