Carson Valley Sertoma hosts a golf tournament Oct. 2 at Carson Valley Golf Course, 1027 Riverview Drive in the Gardnerville Ranchos. Sign-in starts at 8:30 a.m. with tee off at 10 a.m.
Format is a four-person scramble. The tournament is open to players of all levels and includes 18 holes of golf, a cart, lunch provided by CVGC and an awards presentation. Mark Smith Tire Center, Inc./Les Schwab Tires is sponsoring a $10,000 Hole-in-One contest during the event, and golfers can also compete for prizes in categories that include longest drive, closest to the hole, and top team.
A $5 entry fee putting contest will be held, with the winner receiving half of the total buy-ins. Players will have the opportunity to purchase packets that provide mulligans, raffle tickets, entry into the “Longest Marshmallow Drive” contest, and the chance to earn the advantage of having a CVGC golf pro make their initial drive off the 10th tee.
Raffle prizes and silent auction items include: a gym pass to the Douglas County Community Center, a getaway package at the Carson Valley Inn, rounds of golf at Dayton Valley Golf Course and Toiyabe Golf Club in Washoe Valley, dinner at J.T. Basque restaurant, oil changes at Christensen Automotive, and passes to the Carson Valley Swim Center.
Pre-registration for the tournament is required and must be completed by Sept. 25. Players can sign up individually for $80 and be assigned to a team, or as a foursome for $320.
Online registration is available for a small fee and can be found at bpt.me/5185571. Alternatively, the registration form can be downloaded at carsonvalleysertoma.org/golf-registration.html and mailed with a check to: CV Sertoma, P.O.Box 1546, Minden, Nev., 89423.
SERToMa means “Service to Mankind,” which reflects the goals and ideals of the Carson Valley chapter. The club’s mission is “To meet the needs of our community through volunteer service,” and they are known for events that include their annual coat drive and crab and tri-tip dinner. Nationally, Sertoma clubs aim to “improve the quality of life today for those at risk or impacted by hearing loss through education and support.”
In addition to raising funds for worthy causes, local Sertoma members offer assistance at numerous events throughout the community, such as providing parking direction during Genoa’s Candy Dance and helping attendees navigate drive-through food distributions at the Carson Valley Community Food Closet. Sertoma recently awarded vocational and academic scholarships to members of the 2021 graduating class at Douglas High School and donated money to assist people impacted by the Tamarack and Caldor Fires.
The Oct. 2 event is the club’s first swing at a golf fundraiser, and tournament organizer Teri Byers said the emphasis is on fun. All proceeds will benefit non-profit agencies and organizations in Douglas County. Questions about the golf tournament can be directed to Byers at 775-450-3453.
Sertoma members meet every Friday at 7 a.m. at the COD Casino, 1593 Esmeralda Ave., in Minden, and anyone interested in learning more about the club is welcome to attend one of those meetings. Information can be found on their website at carsonvalleysertoma.org.