The Blue Knights Texas Chapter XXI hosts its second annual Golf Scramble benefitting the Gingerbread House children’s advocacy center on Monday, April 30. The deadline for entries is April 16, with sponsorship opportunities also available for the benefit tournament.
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This year’s Golf Scramble returns to The Old Brickyard in Ferris, located on southbound Interstate 45 at exit 267.
The 2011 inaugural event went well for the Blue Knights, which is comprised of active and retired law enforcement men and women who enjoy riding motorcycles.
Adams said the club is hoping for even more golfers to participate in the 2012 Golf Scramble. The format is a four-person scramble, with an entry fee of $65 per player that includes golf, cart, food, prizes, a goody bag and more.
All entries need to be registered no later than the 16th to ensure an accurate head count for the golf course and food preparation, Adams said.
Prizes include trophies for first-, second- and third-place team members, plus trophies for closest to the pin on three par-3 holes and longest drive. Four prizes are offered for a hole-in-one.
The first hole-in-one of the day will win $20,000 cash, Adams said, with the other three hole-in-one prizes either the same or comparable to last year’s offerings of a $500 shopping spree, big screen TV and set of Nike golf clubs.
Prior to starting their Golf Scramble, the Blue Knights hosted an Iron Butt Ride, where participants take part in a 24-hour, 1,000-mile motorcycle ride, with riders signing up sponsors for every mile they ride.
“There’s some of us in there that are not as young as we used to be,” Adams said. “Last year was the first time to do a golf scramble and it turned out extremely successful. We’re continuing with the golf scramble fundraiser because we can raise more money and we don’t have to go ride for 24 hours, although riding a motorcycle is a lot of fun.”
Another plus to the Golf Scramble is that it has allowed more people to be involved in the Blue Knights fundraiser, Adams said.
“The more people who play and the more sponsors we sign up, the more we can help the Gingerbread House,” he said. “We want people to know that police officers, whether they’re still active or retired, care about the kids and that’s the name of the game, helping out the kids.”
To register as a golfer, sign up as a sponsor or make a donation, contact Adams at 817-312-0761 or 817-274-4214 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blue Knights Texas XXI is headquartered in Waxahachie. The chapter president is Ken Reeves, who may be contacted at 972-935-1491.
All donations are tax-deductible.
The Gingerbread House children’s advocacy center serves child victims of sexual and or severe physical abuse. For more information about the center and its services, call 972-937-1870.
Video coverage from the 2011 Blue Knights Golf Scramble