Wahama HOF golf tourney set, deadline April 20

By Mindy Kearns - Special to OVP

MASON, W.Va. — The 11th Wahama High School Athletic Hall of Fame Committee Golf Tournament has been set for April 24 at the Riverside Golf Club in Mason.

Proceeds raised during the golf outing cover the expenses of the hall of fame induction ceremony, the plaques of the hall of fame inductees hanging in the Wahama gymnasium, and enables the hall of fame committee to present scholarships to Wahama seniors, according to committee President Charlie Yonker. Last year, four $500 scholarships were given to qualifying students.

The tournament was forced to be cancelled last year due to COVID-19, according to Bernita Allen, a committee member. She said while the golf outing, the committee’s lone fundraiser, has kept up with costs thus far, it is important to raise as much funding as possible this year.

“It is with the fine efforts of our committee, and the kindness of our sponsors, that we are able to continue our programs,” Allen said.

Businesses, organizations and individuals can help the committee by sponsoring a tee or green sign for a $100 donation. All 36 green and tee signs are available. In addition, those who would like to enter or sponsor a team in the tourney can do so at $75 per player for non-member and $60 per member player. Entry fees include carts, green fees, and dinner following play.

Teams must enter before April 20. Forms for team entries can be picked up at Riverside, where all 10 previous tournaments have been played. Entries can also be made by calling Bobby Greene at Riverside at 304-773-5354.

The tournament, which will be a four-person scramble, will have a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Players up to the age of 59 will play the white tees. Players age 60-69 years will play the yellow tees. Ladies, and those 70-79 years, will use the red tees, and those 80 and above will use the orange markers. Any players under age 12 will use the orange markers, as well.

Those wishing to sponsor a sign, or donate gift cards or cash for door prizes, should contact Kenny Greene at 304-882-2389, Allen at 304-674-6650, or Yonker at 304-971-0049.

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By Mindy Kearns

Special to OVP

Mindy Kearns is a freelance writer for Ohio Valley Publishing, email her at [email protected]

Mindy Kearns is a freelance writer for Ohio Valley Publishing, email her at [email protected]