The Saipan Chamber of Commerce announced updates for its 6th Annual SCC/Steven Brownstein Golf Classic scheduled for Oct. 5, 2013 at Laolao Bay Golf Resort at the SCC general membership meeting Wednesday.
The two-person team Scramble format tournament had originally been scheduled for Oct. 26, 2013, but has been rescheduled due to conflicting events.
Chamber president Alex Sablan stated, “There’s no use waiting any longer to get this year’s champions crowned. And those champions would be the college students that will benefit from our fundraising efforts. We gave $12,000 this year to Saipan high school students heading to college, so the Chamber needs to get ready for a repeat performance next year with proceeds from our tournament at Laolao Bay.”
SCC Events Committee chair Nola Hix and Kevin McCale reported sponsorship, participation, and funds raised should exceed all previous years.
“We’ve already received sponsorship for 18 holes, have four hole-in-one prizes, and four closest-to-the-pin prizes on all the par 3s. We’ll sell inexpensive tickets for participation in all the par 3s close to the pins, and a long drive contest for cash awards. Airline tickets, cell phones, and cable TV subscriptions are for the par 3s, as well as cash awards for $20,000, $10,000, and new automobiles for hole-in-ones,” said Hix.
Chamber executive director Richard Pierce stated, “Besides our traditional sponsors like DFS Galleria that will give two luxury handbags, sponsor a hole, and provide us with a free TOC (Tournament of Champions) entry, the Hyatt Regency and the Fiesta with weekend stays at their hotel and restaurant certificates, Delta Air Lines with two tickets to the U.S. mainland, Docomo Pacific, and IT&E communications, we have new companies like Dave Dougherty’s Pacific Marine Enterprises that’s donating a $1,000 gold PENN International Model 80VSW fishing reel that will definitely get those golfer/fishermen buying raffle tickets at the awards banquet. There’s so much more, too.”
The tournament format is a two-person team scramble. All categories, men’s low gross, men’s double Peoria, and women’s double Peoria will have first, second, and third place winners for $1,000, $600, and $400 each.
Entry forms and information are available at the Chamber offices in the K Family Building in Garapan, or by calling 233-7150, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. (PR)