Golf: Malcolm Eaton’s Golf ’N’ Games Fund-Raiser June 30

Staff Report

FREEPORT, Ill. — Malcolm Eaton Enterprises’ 13th Annual Golf ’N’ Games fund-raiser is rapidly approaching, which means Chicken Little Drop raffle tickets are on sale and Golf ’N’ Games Open registrations are open. The fund-raiser is set for June 30 at a new venue — the Freeport Country Club, 1614 S. Park Blvd., Freeport, Ill.

Malcolm Eaton Enterprises is excited to offer many improvements to Golf ’N’ Games and, in particular, the Chicken Little Drop — all while moving it to a new location, the Freeport Country Club,” said Matt Arn, Golf ’N’ Games Committee chairman. “We are looking forward to giving our players a fresh experience at a different course, and have staked out a place already for the Chicken Little Drop. Although the setting will be different, the core activities will remain the same.”

The number of prizes in the Chicken Little Drop has grown to 12, with a $1,500 grand prize offered. Tickets for the Chicken Little Drop, a golf ball drop from a crane at 5 p.m., June 30, are on sale at Malcolm Eaton Enterprises and Cornerstone Credit Union. Tickets are $5 each or five for $20.

Prizes include a whole hog (plus processing and a chest freezer), a Toro lawnmower, a deck party for 20 people at the Fieldstone Inn, Chicago Cubs tickets, a spa package, $250 of goods and/or services from Dave DeMeester Landscaping & Lawn Service, a gas grill, a hotel package, oil changes and tire rotations, and a women’s watch. Only 3,000 tickets will be sold.

Members of the public may try their luck in the One-Putt Payoff, where one person will shoot one shot in the finals for $7,500. A random drawing will be held among qualifiers from the open and members of the public to determine who takes the final shot.

In addition, a silent auction of golf packages and other items will be held throughout the event, with bids closing at 4:30 p.m., June 30.

Arn encouraged players to sign up for the Golf ’N’ Games Open by calling Malcolm Eaton Enterprises at (815) 235-7181. Cost is $75 a player; shotgun start is at 9 a.m. During the Open, participants have the opportunity to qualify for the $50,000 Shoot Out.

Proceeds from Golf ’N’ Games will be used to help fund adult day services at Malcolm Eaton Enterprises, a not-for-profit organization that assists people with developmental disabilities.

Arn is coordinating the fund-raiser with assistance from committee members Jimmy Griffin, Cynthia Helm, Chris Kleckner, Tyler Weik and Jason Withrow.

Individuals interested in participating should contact Julia Hilliger at Malcolm Eaton Enterprises, (815) 235-7181.

From the June 13-19, 2012, issue

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