Wednesday, May 5, 2010
For the third year in a row, supporters of Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe and Ringgold high schools will tee off at Battlefield Golf Club May 14 to raise money for each school’s football programs.
“Coach (Robert) Akins from Ringgold and myself wanted to find a way to generate some excitement about our spring games and practices,” explained LFO head football coach Todd Windham of the event’s origin. “There’s a natural rivalry between the two schools and we thought a golf tournament would be a good way to raise some money and allow our supporters to sort of play it out and help us at the same time.”
Lunch and registration will open at 11 a.m. for the four-man select shot tournament. The cost is $100 per player which includes food, soft drinks, a gift bag, commemorative items, door prizes and a ticket to the back-to-back spring football games that evening.
“Each school will play their spring football game that night,” Windham said. “Ringgold will play their blue and white game, and then we'll come out and play our red and white game. It really adds to the excitement of the day.”
IF YOU GO
What: Northwest Georgia Bank Battle at Battlefield (Golf Tournament fundraiser to benefit LFO and Ringgold High Schools).
When: May 14 with lunch and registration at 11 a.m. and shot gun start at noon.
Where: Battlefield Golf Club.
Cost: $100 per player (four-man select shot) Mulligans will be sold at $10 each with a limit of two per player.
To register, sponsor or for more information, contact Chris Evans at (423) 413-2499.
Northwest Georgia Bank is the title sponsor for the event and both schools will split the proceeds. Pre-registration is preferred, but Windham said they will take players the day of the event as well.
“If you’re a fan of LFO or Ringgold, and you want to play some golf, see some good football and have a fun day, we encourage you to come out,” he added.
Sponsorship opportunities are also available at different levels. For more information on how to sponsor, to play in the tournament or for other questions, contact Chris Evans at 423-413-2499.
A rain date is set for May 21.