Just one week remains until it is time to tee up your golf ball for the Second Annual Gettysburg Optimist Golf Tournament at the Links of Gettysburg.  Don Ferrara (donaldferr@yahoo.com), project chairman, and Daryl Aurand (darylraurand@gmail.com), Board Commitee Facilitator, are leading the charge to the tee-off and putting the final touches on the plans for this years event.

While the field of participants is filling up fast, a number of opportunities to play still remain available to interested golfers. Members who have not yet registered their foursomes should do so by Friday, May 25.  We encourage all club members to participate in this fund raising event. “This golf tournament is an important part of the Gettysburg Optimist fund raising program and it contributes signifcantly to the 19 youth related programs the club supports financially throughout the year.” says Mark Cropp (jmcropp@embarqmail.com), Optimist Club President. “If you have ever had a child or young family member in the Gettysburg area over the past 54 year’s than you and your family have benefited from an Optimist “Friend of Youth” program, he added.

The tournament begins on Thursday, May 31 with a shotgun start at 1:00 pm.  Members will be arriving early in preperation for the registration at 11:00 am. Wine and cider are being provided by Hauser Winery and Stacy Green, Bigerstaff’s Catering, will be serving the golfers dinner starting at 7:00 pm.

Information concerning the tournament, open tee times and sponsorships is available from Don, Daryl, Mark or from the Optimist Club website at www.gettysburgoptimist.com.

So, dust off those clubs and drive one long in support of the Optimist Youth of Gettysburg!