By MELINDA WILLIAMS
“Camp is the greatest time of my life!” a seven-year-old says of a ministry camp sponsored by Camp Dickenson in Fries.
But the camp wouldn’t be possible if not for an estimated 120 golfers who take part in an annual tournament fundraiser. The 19th annual Camp Dickenson Benefit Golf Tournament will be held Wednesday, Aug. 13, at Draper Valley Golf Club.
According to Michael Snow, Camp Dickenson director, the tournament is one of the camp’s biggest fundraisers of the year, bringing in around $10,000 for scholarships and to feed campers and cover staffing costs. “It’s essential to our program here,” he said of the tournament, which is now seeking participants.
The four-person Captain’s Choice tournament costs $70 per golfer, or $280 per team. Entry fee includes lunch (11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.), cart, green fees, a goody bag and all amenities. Registration deadline is Aug. 11. Tee time is at 1.
In addition to first-, second- and third-place team prizes, the tourney features a $10,000 prize for anyone skilled, or lucky enough, to get a hole-in-one on the 163-yard hole number seven. Prizes also will be awarded on each hole.
Camp Dickenson is a United Methodist Church Youth Camp with the mission of allowing individuals of all ages to personally experience Christ and grow spiritually.
Snow said sponsorships or prize donations would be appreciated for those who cannot or do not wish to play in the tournament. To register, donate or obtain additional information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the camp at 276-744-7241.