The Wings of Golf event will celebrate a decade of support for the United Way this year, with the 10th annual event being Aug. 15 at West Chase Golf Club in Brownsburg.
”Any time that you have a fun event and support a local agency like the United Way, it’s very worthwhile,” Hendricks County Convention and Visitors Bureau spokesman Josh Duke said. “It’s great because it benefits such a great community cause, just as the Breakfast of Champions does.”
Registration for the Wings of Golf event is 10 a.m., with a shotgun start at 11 a.m.
”We are so excited that everyone is so gung-ho about this event every year,” said Susie Friend, Hendricks County United Way area director. “I call it the premier golf event in Hendricks County because everyone seems to want to play.”
This year’s event will look to build off of last year’s, which raised $83,000. Since its inception, the event has raised more than $583,000 for the United Way of Hendricks County.
The event is sponsored by Hendricks Regional Health, Hendricks Power, State Bank of Lizton, the Hendricks County Flyer, Vectren, the Indianapolis Colts, Duke Energy, and the HCCVB.
”It’s great to have an event that stands the test of time,” Duke said. “We are very proud of that.”
There is a “patriotic” theme for this year’s event.
”They will sure see a lot of red, white, and blue,” Friend said.
The 2012 honorary co-chairs for the event will be Tom Zupancic and Secretary of State Connie Lawson.
The cost to play is $100 per person and the event will be played in a Florida scramble format. The entry fee includes carts, use of the driving range, and green fees. Lunch and dinner will be provided by Dawson’s Too.
Duke said team and individual entries, as well as hole sponsorships are still available.
In addition, raffle items and hole activities have become common place at the Wings of Golf. Tickets for the large raffle drawing are now available from any Wings of Golf committee member or at the HCCVB office at 8 W. Main St., Danville.
Non-golfers are still welcome to participate in the after party, which begins at 4:30 p.m.
Friend said she is grateful for all of the community support that the annual event receives.
”The golf outing always amazes me because it brings in so many people from the community and even outside of the community,” Friend said. “It seems like every year, we have new companies and individuals who hear about it and want to be a part of it. We have so many wonderful people from all over.”
For more information on the event or to register, visit the website at www.WingsofGolf.com.