Today is National Golf Lovers Day and the perfect time to help drive FORE-ward disability awareness. The 24th Annual Chandler Golf Challenge swings into action Friday, Nov. 13 with reserved tee times and physical distancing guidelines in place to safeguard the many players, supporters and volunteers.
You’ll get your daily dose of iron at Chandler’s Bear Creek Golf Club (500 E. Riggs Rd.) when you tee up in support of the Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities Scholarship Fund. The tournament contributes nearly $10,000 each year towards Chandler Parks & Recreation’s efforts to support more than 300 children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families living in Chandler and neighboring cities.
Participation in the “all-inclusive” tournament is $85 for individual golfers, $325 for foursomes, and $425 to be a tee box sponsor and a host a foursome. To register or for more information, visit Chandler Golf Challenge.
Presented by longtime sponsor, Dignity Health of Arizona, the tournament includes 18 holes of golf, player gifts, special contest holes, several opportunities to win individual and team prizes, and raffle tickets. Golfers will have the opportunity to bid on a great assortment of items – from golf foursomes and sports memorabilia to themed baskets and dinners at some of the area’s finest restaurants – during the annual raffle.
“The generosity of a host of corporate sponsors, community partners like RAD and the golfers themselves has helped to make the Golf Challenge one our most successful fundraising events,” says Collette Prather, Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist and event organizer. RAD stands for Recreation and Athletics for Individuals with Disabilities, a non-profit organizations founded by parents of individuals with disabilities and other concerned citizens.