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Golf tournament to benefit UP Honor Flight set for July 11

ESCANABA — The Highland Golf Course, on U.S. 2 about 7 miles west of Escanaba, will host the second-annual four-person scramble golf tournament Saturday, July 11, to raise money for the Upper Peninsula Honor Flight.

Event organizers encourage area golfers to come out to have some fun golfing and raise funds needed to provide future Honor Flight trips for local veterans. They hope to be able to make a nice donation to the Honor Flight with the continued support of the central Upper Peninsula area.

The Highland Honor Flight FUNdraiser will feature 18 holes of golf, doughnuts and coffee, lunch and flight prizes.

There also will be skins, a silent auction, raffles and more.

The tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. Eastern time. Golf cart rentals will be available for $30 per cart. Women’s, men’s, senior and combined teams all are welcome, and the ladies and seniors tee boxes will be moved up to “level the playing field.”

Entries are limited to the first 36 foursome. Registration forms are available at the clubhouse, or can be found on the Highland website, www.highlandgolfclub.net and clicking on the “Event” tab to download the entry form. Registration forms and payments are due by Monday. The entry fee is $240 per team.

Those who are not golfers but still interested in supporting the U.P. Honor Flight, or perhaps a business owner are invited to donate a raffle prize or item for the silent auction. For more information, call Kathy at 906-466-2791.

The mission of the U.P. Honor Flight is to fly Upper Peninsula World War II, Korean and Vietnam veterans to Washington D.C. to visit and reflect at the memorials that stand in their honor. This “Tour of Honor” is provided at no cost to the veterans. Applications are being accepted from all veterans who served from 1941 to May 1975, whether during war time or peace time, stateside or overseas.

For more information about the Highland Honor Flight FUNdraiser, call the Highland at 906-466-2791.

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