Friday, May 17, 2013

Still room for Nelson Memorial golf

Saturday at the Valley Club

     There is still time to sign up and fill the slots available for the third annual James Nelson Memorial golf tournament fundraiser presented by the Wood River Baseball and Softball Association (WRBSA).

     The Nelson Memorial will begin Saturday, May 18 at 1 p.m. at The Valley Club. Check-in takes place at noon. Proceeds will benefit the WRBSA as well as the Zachary and Andrew Nelson College Fund.

     Format is scramble, teams of four, with prizes for longest drive, closest to the pin and for the teams with the best and worst scores, according to WRBSA president Matt Douthit.

     Cost is $150 per golfer or $560 per four-member team. The fee includes 18 holes of golf with cart, appetizers and no-host bar following play. Non-golfers for $10 can join the group after the golf for appetizers and the no-host bar. There will be a raffle.

     To register call Buffy Brunker at 720-1998, email, and call Val Seamons 721-7413 or Donations for the raffle are still being accepted.

     Staged by the WRBSA for 10 years, the benefit golf gathering for the third year is named for longtime valley baseball supporter James Nelson, who died March 19, 2011 at 42.

     He was the youngest brother of five boys in Ray and Marian Nelson’s Hailey family that founded the Ray Nelson Little League baseball tournament in the early 1970s. The Nelson family has been involved in local youth baseball development at every level.

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