Rotary golf tournament raises dollars for fellows – Estes Park Trail-Gazette


What could be better than playing 18-hole golf on a course with breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains? Knowing that every chip, drive, divot and putt offers college scholarships for seniors at Estes Park High School.

The Estes Park Rotary Club’s 24th annual scholarship golf tournament, scheduled for Saturday, September 25, hopes to raise funds for three academic scholarships, which will be awarded next May.

“Golfers who enter this tournament love the game, but more importantly believe in investing in the success of our high school seniors. The next generation will be asked a lot, and the Rotary Club of Estes Park wants to help these students become the leaders of tomorrow.
said Peter Sinnott, president of the golf tournament.

The Rotary Golf Tournament partners with The Shred-A-Thon and The Rotary Foundation to raise $ 24,000 for three four-year college scholarships awarded each year to local graduates.

On May 19, Meila Igel, Isabella Fanucchi and Ellie Bergsten were named recipients of the 2021 Estes Park Rotary Club Academic Scholarships. These scholarships provide each student with $ 2,000 per year for four years and are offered based on success. school and promises, activities and citizenship. In addition, the club awarded $ 18,500 in commemorative scholarships to eight members of the 2021 class.

Ellie Bergsten
Meila Igel
Isabelle Fanucci

“Paying for a college education can be a daunting task for parents and students, with costs rising faster than inflation for many years. Thanks to our scholarships, our club lightens the financial burden on our families, ”said Sinnott.

To register for the tournament, download the forms posted on the Estes Park Rotary Club website at www.rotaryclubofestespark.org. Registration and sponsorship forms are also available at the 18-hole Estes Park golf course. Golfers with questions should call Pete Sinnott at 970-577-7766.

The $ 125 fee includes green fees, cart, Smokin ‘Dave’s BBQ lunch and a participation gift. In addition, $ 25 of fees will be paid to the scholarship fund. Players with a 7-day annual subscription to Estes Park Golf Course pay a reduced registration fee of $ 75, of which $ 25 goes to the scholarship fund.

Each golfer will also compete for prizes in competitions for the most accurate drive, closest to pin and longest putt. Separate prizes are offered for men and women in the competition for the most accurate training and the longest putt. Each team member with the lowest net score will receive a $ 100 gift certificate to the Estes Park Golf Course Pro Shop. Prizes will also be awarded to the team with the lowest gross score and the four winners of the Closest to the Pin competition on the Par 3 holes.

While golfers relax at the clubhouse after playing 18 holes, the tournament committee will be conducting draws for the prizes offered by the dealers. The event kicks off at 9:30 am with a shotgun tee off at Estes Park 18-hole golf course.

“We invite golfers of all skill levels to participate. The tournament has been an easy and fun way to support scholarships for 24 years. We would love to see even more quartets this year, ”Sinnott said.

Several levels of tournament sponsorship are also available. For more information on how to register as a sponsor, please call Jay Harroff (970-227-3856) or Ron Gordon (970-586-0370) or download the forms from the Rotary Club website. Estes Park, under the Golf Tournament tab.

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