For the past 12 years, the Grant County Rescue Mission has hosted the Don Welton Classic Golf Scramble to raise money and awareness for the Mission’s needs and upkeep. This year, the event will take place on Friday, May 19.
Registration can be completed as a single player or as a team of four. Prizes are available and will be awarded to the top four teams. Additionally, certain holes will have special challenges to complete.
“It’s a fun time to get out there and get the community involved in the Rescue Mission,” Executive Director Rick Berberia said.
Berberia, who started as executive director in January, said he is looking forward to using this event to accomplish some needed renovations to the men’s dorm.
“We have many projects going on,” Berberia said.
For the first time, this event will be hosted at Meshingomesia Golf and Social Club in Marion. This course has just been made public in the past year.
“Meshingomesia is a very competitive golf course,” Rachena Carpenter, the Mission’s administrative assistant, said. “I know it’s a golf course that you would find on the pro circuit.”
Participating in the scramble isn’t the only way that some businesses can get involved. Some have chosen to sponsor the event and display their banners at particular holes.
“It’s a cool way reach out for them as they reach out to us,” Carpenter said.
The day kicks off at 12:30 p.m. with a lunch preceeding at 11:00 a.m.. Registration is currently ongoing. Information about this year’s scramble can be found at grantcountyrescuemission.com or by calling 765-662-0988.