Although they are known for presenting top-notch artistic programs, the Marshall County Arts Cooperative is expanding its horizons and entering the sports arena. The cooperative will sponsor a benefit golf tournament, Swinging Fore the Arts, Saturday, August 24, at the Marysville Country Club, 1070 Pony Express Highway.
The tournament is a three-man scramble and is limited to the first twenty teams that register.
“MCAC is doing its part to prove art has a place anywhere, even where you least expect it,” said Brian Cook, a board member for the arts cooperative. “In addition to the usual elements you find at a golf tournament, we’re adding some artistic touches to make this tournament unique. Both serious golfers and recreational golfers will enjoy this event.”
The tournament costs $75.00 per golfer; the fee includes green fees, lunch and dinner. Check-in starts at 8:00 a.m. followed by a 9:00 a.m. shotgun start. Flag prizes and mulligans are included in the tournament.
“I’ve got friends coming in from out of town for this event,” said Cook. “They think it sounds like fun, and it gives us a chance to spend the day together while supporting a good cause.”
After the tournament a social hour will start at 4:30 p.m. featuring live music by John Banister. Dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. with live entertainment by Bob Welch, piano. The night culminates with a silent auction, dessert bar, and live band starting at 7:00 p.m. Bud Heavy and the High Lifes, a blue grass band from Lincoln, NE, will headline the event.
Individual tickets are being sold for dinner ($30.00) and for the dessert bar and band ($10.00).
“The great thing about this tournament is that it’s for golfers and non-golfers,” added Cook. “All of the activities in the evening can be enjoyed by all. It’s a perfect way to kick off MCAC’s next season of artists.”
All proceeds will benefit the Marshall County Arts Cooperative who works to unite the county as an arts community by promoting, inspiring, and supporting the arts and artists through schools, community members, and other arts organizations to enrich the lives of all.
To register or for further information about the tournament people should contact Cook (785) 268-0841 or Bryan Kracht (785) 562-6884.