CoA to host fourth annual Golf Scramble

HERSEY — The Osceola County Commission on Aging will hold its annual Golf Scramble on June 12 at the Spring Valley Golf Course in Hersey.

All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Meals on Wheels Program according to CoA Director Scott Schryer. Schryer became involved in the CoA shortly after the Golf Scramble was initiated, and said it has done well in past years.

“The ultimate intent was always to raise money for the food program,” Schryer said.

Registration for the Golf Scramble will begin at 8 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Teams can stop for a hot dog after the first nine holes before a picnic lunch is served at the golf course following the last nine holes.

Prizes will be given out at that time to first, second and third place teams, as well as winners of the longest and shortest drives and several other categories. Participants can also enjoy a chipping contest and a marshmallow-putting contest.

“There’s a lot of other golf outings out there,” Schryer said. “We try to make this really unique.”

Last year, the fundraising event raised about $2,800 for Meals on Wheels, Schryer said. The event has raised more in past years due to greater participation. Schryer said the event has been moved from a Saturday to a Thursday this year to attract more golfers.

Registration for the Golf Scramble is $50 per person. To pre-register or volunteer to sponsor a part of the event, return registration money to the Commission on Aging by June 6.