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Relay for Life golf tournament set for March 24

By By Richard Dark/The Meridian Star
March 16, 2001
Everyone knows about the annual Relay for Life walk to benefit the American Cancer Society.
This year folks are taking things a step further with an inaugural Relay for Life golf tournament.
The event, which will also benefit the American Cancer Society, will be held at Lakeview Golf Course on Saturday, March 24.
The three-person scramble will be a one-day event and it will be an 8 a.m. shotgun start. There will be a 1 p.m. start for some teams, as well.
The fee, which also goes toward helping the entire Relay for Life effort, is $35 per player.
The fee also covers lunch and a golf cart.
Rhonda Smith, a member of Mississippi Power's Relay for Life team is one of the coordinators. She said as of Thursday, the golf event had attracted only 25 teams. Smith said the goal for Relay was to have least 60 teams for the golf tournament.
There will be door prizes given out and a $500 cash prize for the person with a hole-in-one.
Smith said for those that will be teeing off at 1 p.m., make sure you come or the lunch at noon on the 24th.
Smith also said if anyone is interested in sponsoring a hole at the one-day tournament, whether it be in honor of someone who has cancer or in memory, the cost is $100.
In order to do that, please call Smith at 484-2699 and the organizers will make plans to erect a sign at the tournament.
She also said she hopes the golf tournament will become another annual Relay for Life event such as the all-night walk at Ray Stadium each June.
Those interested in doing any of these things to help the Relay for Life organization can call Smith at the above number.
Richard Dark is a sports writer for The Meridian Star. E-mail him at rdark@themeridianstar.com.