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2017-08-09 / Sports

4-H’s ‘Tee It Up for Kids’ Golf Tourney Is Set for Sept. 15

HAMDEN — The 16th annual 4-H golf tournament will tee off on Friday, Sept. 15 at the Delhi College Golf Course. Registration begins at 8 a.m., and the four-person “captain and crew” event will have a “shotgun” start at 9.

The entry fee includes 18 holes of golf with cart and an award luncheon following the tournament. Prizes will be awarded for men’s and women’s longest drives, men’s and women’s closest to the pin, along with team prizes for first, second and third place, and much more.

Proceeds generated by the tournament will support youth development activities in Delaware County.

“Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County (CCEDC) is grateful for the continuous support of our sponsors in making this event successful every year,” stated Executive Director Jeanne Darling. “We couldn’t have the tournament without the support of our sponsors.”

Sponsors for the tournament are in these categories: Patron, $340 (full page ad in program, sign on green and free foursome); Green, $100 (sign at green, name in program); Cart, $50 (sign on cart, name in program); Individual, $25 (name in program). All sponsors will be listed in press releases and on the CCEDC website.

The 4-H program is the youth development program of CCEDC, which links the resource of Cornell University to young people. Funding is primarily directed to program initiatives.

4-H is the nation’s largest out-of-school youth development organization, and grows confident young people who are empowered for life today and prepared for career tomorrow. 4-H programs empower nearly six million young people in the nation, through experiences that develop critical life skills. It is the youth development program of the national Cooperative Extension and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and serves every county and parish in the nation, through a network of 110 public universities and more that 3,000 local Extension offices.

The research-backed experience grows young people who are four times more likely to contribute to their communities, two times more likely to make healthier choices, two times more likely to be civically active, and two times more likely to participate in STEM programs.

Delaware County has 38 4-H clubs with 599 members and 108 leaders. It offers local individual or club 4-H membership, showing at county and state fairs, public speaking, community service projects, the New York State STEM camp, Camp Shankitunk (open to all youth), the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)/Eat Smart New York nutrition education programs for community and school youth groups.

To receive an entry form or to be a tournament sponsor, contact Administrative Assistant Judy Morse at jam49@cornell.edu or call 607-865-6531, or visit the website, www.ccedelaware.org. All entry forms and fees for the tournament must be received at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County, 34570 State Highway 10, Suite 2, Hamden, NY, 13782 no later than Friday, Sept. 8.

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