By: Jimmy Watt
Public Information Officer
(Walhalla, SC)———————————The 2017 Crimestoppers of Oconee County, Inc. Golf Tournament is now seven weeks away and Crimestoppers is announcing a great giveaway as part of a raffle to be held before play begins at Noon on May 4th.
“Before the golf tournament gets started on May 4th, we will be holding a raffle for a wonderful Yeti Tundra 35 cooler that was donated to us for the golf tournament by Jeff Schmidtchen and all the good folks at Trinity Services Group,” according to Jimmy Watt, Public Information Officer for the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office and the Sheriff’s Office coordinator for the Crimestoppers program. “We thank Jeff and Trinity Services Group for their donation of the Yeti Cooler and we will be selling raffle tickets for $5 each during the registration time beginning at 10am. We will then draw the winning number for the cooler before play begins at Noon.”
“The Yeti Cooler retails for $299.99,” continues PIO Watt. “In order to have a chance to win the cooler in the raffle, you must be a player on a team in our upcoming Crimestoppers golf tournament and must be present the day of the tournament to register to win in the raffle. Players can buy as many tickets as they would like. We certainly hope that if you have been thinking about fielding a team that you will do so not only for a chance to win this wonderful cooler but also to support Crimestoppers in our continuing efforts to help Oconee County a safe place to live, work and play.”
The tournament is set for Thursday, May 4th, 2017 at the beautiful par-71, 6,051 yard Oconee Country Club in Seneca.
Registration will begin at 10am and the tournament will have a Noon shotgun start.
The field will consist of 25 4-man Captain’s Choice teams. The cost per player is $60 dollars or $240 dollars for a team. Mulligans will be sold at two for $5.
Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams in each flight.
Hole sponsorships are available for $100 each. Also this year, for $150 each, hole sponsors can have their hole sponsorship signs displayed not only at the golf tournament but also at the Crimestoppers Apple Festival Car Show in September in Westminster during the 2017 Apple Festival.
A big part of previous tournaments is back this year, as Crimestoppers will award $500 to anyone who scores a hole-in-one on the par-3 6th hole.
Also as part of this year’s tournament, a longest drive contest will be held on the par-5 8th hole while the closest to the pin contest will be held on the par-3 number 16th hole.
Goodie bags for the tournament will be supplied by McDaniel Supply Company while lunch will be supplied by Chick-fil-A in Seneca. Oconee Federal Savings and Loan will be sponsoring a barbeque supper that will be provided after the tournament.
Any questions regarding the 2017 Crimestoppers of Oconee County, Inc. Golf Tournament, including how to register a team and/or become a hole sponsor, can be directed to Jimmy Watt, Public Information Officer at the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office at 864-638-4199 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for team registration and hole sponsorships is at Noon on Friday, April 28th, 2017.
Proceeds raised from the Crimestoppers golf tournament, after expenses are paid, go into the Crimestoppers of Oconee County, Inc. general fund. The fund is used to pay reward money for tips that leads to arrests and for the promotion of the Crimestoppers program, which includes, for example, the purchase of promotional materials.
Crimestoppers of Oconee County, Inc. is a 501c(3) organization and the program does not receive taxpayer dollars nor is there is a line item in the budget of any law enforcement agency in Oconee County for the Crimestoppers program. All the money that runs the Crimestoppers of Oconee County, Inc. organization comes from donations and fundraisers that are held each year.
Between April of 2013 and January of this year, the Crimestoppers program has paid out approximately $5,275.00 in reward money for 37 cases where arrests have been made or the cases have been cleared.