Event to benefit New Haven Fire Department

NEW HAVEN — Golfers still have time to take to the greens this weekend while helping out a good cause when the New Haven Volunteer Fire Department holds its second annual golf tournament.

The tourney is set to begin Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Riverside Golf Course in Mason. Registration will begin at 8 a.m.

Proceeds from the event, according to Matt Shell, a firefighter and organizer of the tourney, will be used to offset budget deficits, as well as purchase new and updated equipment. The fire department, along with other county entities, has lost much of its funding over the past few years due to budget cuts.

The entry fee for a four-player team in the tournament is $300. An individual player can join for $75.

Many prizes will be awarded, including $400 in clubhouse credit for the first-place team, $300 for second place, and $200 for third place. Shell said there will also be prizes awarded for closest to the pin, longest putt, longest drive and hole-in-one. Door prizes will be given away, and a free lunch will be provided for the participants.

Sponsorships are also still being accepted. For a $100 donation, a business or individual will have a sign with their name placed at a hole.

Sponsorship money and entry fees can be mailed to the New Haven Fire Department, Attention: Golf committee, P.O. Box 805, New Haven, WV 25265. Checks should be made payable to the New Haven Fire Department.

For additional information, contact Shell at 304-593-1077 or Bill James at 304-882-3336.