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Lions Club & Athletic Boosters Hold Great Golf Outings

Courtney Hardy of the Vicksburg Lions Club, did most of the planning for the golf outing that raise funds for club charities. She is shown with Judy Crouse on the right.
Courtney Hardy of the Vicksburg Lions Club, did most of the planning for the golf outing that raise funds for club charities. She is shown with Judy Crouse on the right.

The Vicksburg Lions Club’s second annual “We Serve” golf scramble took place at States Golf Course in September, with an even larger turnout than in 2014, and many more sponsorships from corporate supporters, according
to Brett Grossman, past president. Over 100 golfers participated, resulting in a net profit of over $5,000 for the Lions Club’s charities and causes.

“The fundraising comes at an opportune time for the Club, as it is working with South County Community Services and Vicksburg Optometry to revise its policies relating to income-based eyesight assistance.

“Supplying glasses to those in need has been one of the most important projects of the local club along with Lions International. That’s why we work closely with Maria-Davenport Shoop at Vicksburg Optometry. Our
new policies will allow the club to widen its ability to assist those most in need within the greater Vicksburg
community,” Grossman said.

“The community’s support of our club’s fundraising in recent years has been outstanding. In fact, our net profit for the 2015 B&B (Annual Summer Festival) was the highest in club history,” said new president David Reno.

Longest drive: Rick Lubovich and his daughter, Pam (Lubovich) Etherington, are ready to take their shot at the hole-in-one contest provided by Cole-Krum Chevrolet. Pam drove from her home in Memphis, Tennessee to support the purple and gold.

Nobody won the car that Cole-Krum Chevrolet offered for a hole in one at the Schoolcraft Boosters Golf outing in late August, but that didn’t make the offer any less attractive, said Wade Rutkoskie, the new Athletic Boosters president.

The 132 golfers who participated had a chance at the grand prize but in lieu of that, they all received a $100 gift card for clothing if they took a test drive in a Chevrolet vehicle. There were over 60 family and corporate sponsorships for the golf outing at States Golf Course in late August for the Boosters 21st annual golf outing.

“We raised $7,100 through our raffle and the sponsorships,” Rutkoskie said. “That will help us fund the usage of ImPACT concussion testing for all of Schoolcraft’s student athletes, grades 7-12. The test results are stored digitally before any injury might occur. This aids doctors and athletic trainers determine how bad the head injury might be, and when they would be eligible to return to competition.”

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