Benefit to break in DarkHorse golf course
Among the first to play the DarkHorse Golf Club, the 18-hole golf course scheduled to open near Lake of the Pines next month, will be participants in the fourth annual Nevada County Golf Tournament, a charity event.
The benefit is expected to raise at least $12,000 this year to benefit the Nevada County Food Bank, the golf teams at Bear River and Nevada Union high schools and the South Nevada County Chamber, Russell Sylte, DarkHorse golf club manager and tournament director, said Friday.
Five thousand dollars could be set aside for the Food Bank, $5,000 for the chamber and another $2,000 to $3,000 for the golf teams, he said.
Toni Thompson, executive director of the Food Bank, said Sunday the tournament highlights the work the agency has done. “A lot of people are not really aware of the need,” she said.
In 2001, 1,200 to 1,400 families per month sought help from the Food Bank, which operates on $122,000 a year. This year, she said, the monthly average of families has increased to 1,680.
The 240-acre golf course is scheduled to open to the public Oct. 15. The tournament is an 18-hole modified scramble format with four-player teams. Entry fees range from $125 for individuals to $599 for team entry and tee sponsorship. The fee covers green and cart fees, warm-up balls, a buffet lunch, an awards banquet and other amenities. Entry deadline is Oct. 7.
KNOW & GO
WHAT: Nevada County Golf Tournament and Silent Auction
WHEN: 11 a.m. check-in Oct. 19.
WHERE: DarkHorse Golf Club, 13450 Combie Road
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