Booster Club golf tournament has large purse

Organizers are hoping the Dayton High School Booster's 15th annual golf tournament raises the most money yet. However, one golfer stands to cash in big as well.

For the first time, the tournament will host a putting contest with a $10,000 purse. The winner takes home $5,000 and $5,000 will go to the booster's club.

"I wanted to do something different for the 15th year," said Chuck Ayers, chairman of the golf tournament committee and the in-school suspension teacher at Dayton High School. "Even the people at the golf course are excited."

The entry fee for Sunday's tournament at the Dayton Valley Golf and Country Club is $85 per person, $100 the day of the tournament.

One person from each four-person team will be selected to participate in the putting contest. Each additional competitor will have to pay $10.

The contest will begin with a 10-foot putt. Winners will advance to a 30-foot contest and from there to the 50-foot round. The first golfer to make the putt wins.

Ayers said 19 teams have already signed up and he's hoping for more.

"It will be helping out all of the students at Dayton High School," he said. "That's what we're here for " all of the students."

He said people often think the club only supports athletics, but, he said, it supports all student activities.

He said the club has aided in transportation for leadership activities, academic ventures and is donating $2,500 to Safe Grad.

The booster club is also looking for sponsors for the tournament and donations of raffle prizes.

In addition to a raffle ticket, cart and green fees, lunch will also be provided courtesy of the Dayton High School culinary students.

Ayers said the club would eventually like to improve all the athletic facilities at the high school.

If you go

WHAT: Dayton High School Booster's 15th annual golf tournament

WHEN: 9 a.m. Sunday

WHERE: Dayton Valley Golf and Country Club

CALL: To sign up or for more information, call Chuck Ayers at (775) 750-4925.

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