As the groundhog sees — or not — his shadow every year in February, the swallows return to Mission San Juan Capistrano every March, and fools return every year in April, another annual rite is celebrated in Kingston. The return of the Swing for Rotary Golf Classic to the White Horse Golf Club every June. This year, June 21.
Golf enthusiasts, fans of White Horse, people who care about community, and folks just looking to have fun, should be planning their foursome right now. Entry fee is $160, but here’s what you get: Greens fees and cart, valued at $73; unlimited range balls, valued at $8; golf shirt, valued at $60; goodie bag, valued at $12; box lunch, valued at $12; dinner, valued at $35; Drink tickets, valued at $12.
That’s a total value of $212. So if you’re a value-driven consumer, you’re getting a great deal.
Consider the following: 95 percent of proceeds from this Rotary golf tournament, goes into our community (the other five percent support Rotary’s international projects in disadvantaged countries). There are no overhead fees or hidden costs. The bucks stay in North Kitsap, in Kingston, Indianola, Hansville.
With the money the tournament raises, Rotarians are able to fund the summer and vacation meal program, Food4Kids. They also provide college scholarships for Kingston High School seniors. They give important support for North Kitsap Schools. Support Senior meals at Village Green Community Center. And, they fund 2019’s Kingston North Kitsap Rotary Club focus, the opening of Coffee Oasis — a coffee shop that benefits at-risk teens in our community.
If you’ve seen the signs and always thought playing in the event might be fun, take action. Think of a foursome you can put together. They don’t have to be from around here. Participants come from all around Puget Sound because the event is fun and, as proven above, it is a good deal. And it’s really good for the community.
This tournament would not be possible without the contribution of its many sponsors. They are an important driver of each year’s success. As of this writing, we welcome back tournament sponsors Latitude 48, Kingston Dental, The Point Casino, Windermere Real Estate/Catherine Arlen, Columbia Bank and Liberty Bay Bank. Several sponsorships remain available, including hole sponsorships, long drive and driving range sponsorships.
For more information go to knkrotarygolf.net.