Golf tourney has reached $1.6 million for kids
July 16, 2013, 7:00 pm by Phil Schoch
The Emory Bellard-Spike Dykes Seton Kids Care-a-Van Golf Classic is scheduled for Aug. 3 at Delaware Springs Golf Course.
Officials are accepting sponsors at all levels for the annual fund-raiser for the Care-a-Van.
"Its a great thing to be associated with, said Spike Dykes, the retired legendary football coach of Texas Tech and resident of the Highland Lakes area. "Its for a great cause.
This year marks the 10th year for the fundraiser that has raised an average of $200,000 per year. In nine years, $1.6 million have been raised in support of health care for needy kids and families.
The Care-a-Van serves Kingsland, Granite Shoals, Marble Falls, Bertram and Burnet. The van goes to elementary schools in each of the communities, providing a wide range of needs.
"Weve already filled the morning tee times, said Becky Fox, director of development for Seton Highland Lakes Hospital. "We expect a good turnout.
The tournament field can hold 30 teams and 240 players in a double shotgun start. The tee times are 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3. A tailgate party is also scheduled for Aug. 2 at the Galloway Hammond Recreation Center in Burnet.
"We have various sponsorships, Fox said.
Individual players can enter for $125 with a foursome set at $500. The tailgate party tables are $320 for eight people. The various sponsorships range from $1,000 to $10,000.
The tournament was started by Bellard and Dykes in 2003 to support better health care for the kids of the Highland Lakes.
Bellard passed away in 2011, but the tournament still includes his name.
"It is really something that has helped to have their names associated with this tournament, Fox said. "Both of them are great men.
For registration details, contact 512.715.3367 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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