Blackwell FFA and 4-H to host golf fundraiser this Saturday

by Charles Gerian

Blackwell FFA and 4-H are looking to see how one “hole” can make a “whole” lot of difference as the Booster Club prepares for their first ever Blackwell Ag Booster Golf Tournament to be held this weekend, August 17, at the Blackwell Golf Course.

The Ag Booster Club is seeking businesses and individuals who would like to be “Hole Sponsors” for the event. For $100, names can be aded to the course signs at each hole, proudly displaying the sponsors who made the event possible.

Blackwell Ag Boosters provide guidance and financial support to the 4-H and FFA members choosing a variety of project areas. 100% of all proceeds will be going to benefit the youth of Blackwell 4-H and FFA.

The cost for the event is $40 per player which includes green fees, car rentals, and lunch. The cost for a team registration + hole sponsorship is $220. Those that wish to participate can contact the Blackwell Municipal Golf Course at 363-1228 and Ag Booster President Joe Tripp at 580-402-7420.

Checks for the hole sponsorship should be made payable to Blackwell Ag Booster Club c/o Heather Jeffries, Treasure. 3651 North S Street; Newkirkm OK, 74647.

“Whether you were involved in 4-H or FFA as a youth or you have read about the many accomplishments of a member in the newspaper, you know the tremendous learning opportunities these organizations provide for today's youth,” said Joe Tripp, Blackwell Ag Booster Club President.

“Guided by adult volunteers, members in these organizations participate in leadership activities, club meetings, community service projects, and other activities that help them develop positive character traits they will use throughout their lives.”

Tripp continued, saying “in addition to group activities, all 4-H and FFA members are encouraged to select individual project areas to concentrate on throughout their years of membership. These can vary greatly in scope, size, educational value, and cost- but they all reinforce young people the importance of developing skills like record keeping, financial responsibility, leadership, public speaking, cooperation, and commitment.”