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Puttin’ for Gold helps Special Olympians

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By The Staff

A group of longtime Carrollton-based Special Olympics Kentucky volunteers are organizing a golf outing to help increase funding for the organization. The event – “Puttin’ for Gold Golf Classic” – will be held on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009, beginning with a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. at Perry Park Golf Resort in Owen County.

The cost to participate is $100 per golfer and the event is limited to 18 four-person teams. The tournament fee includes golf, cart, a goody bag and a buffet dinner.

Event sponsorships are available in amounts ranging from $50 to sponsor the practice tee up to $1,500 for a Gold Level sponsorship.

The event is being sponsored by a group of volunteers that have for more than 25 years helped to organize the program’s State Winter Games. The group first came together as part of the Carrollton Dow Corning plant’s support of Special Olympics.

All proceeds from the Puttin’ for Gold Golf Classic will go to Special Olympics Kentucky.

For more information, or to reserve your foursome, contact Becky Smith at 502-484-3874 or Special Olympics Executive Vice President, Trish Massoni at 800-633-7403 or e-mail at tmazzoni@soky.org.

Special Olympics is the world’s largest program of sports training and competition for children and adults with mental disabilities. Participation is open to all individuals eight years of age or older. Training and competition in local, area, state, and national programs is offered year-round in Kentucky in 15 sports.