SentryWorld/Special Olympics Golf and Pickleball fundraising event set for Sept. 10
For the City Times
STEVENS POINT — More than 150 golfers and pickleball players from all over Wisconsin are expected to participate in the second annual SentryWorld/Special Olympics Wisconsin Golf and Pickleball Classic on Tuesday, September 10 at SentryWorld in Stevens Point. Registration is now open online at www.SpecialOlympicsWisconsin.org/SentryWorld. All proceeds will go to Special Olympics Wisconsin.
Golfers and pickleball players of all ability levels are invited. Pickleball competition begins at 9 a.m. with warm-ups and a clinic followed by first flights at 10 a.m. Participants can compete in Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced Men’s, Women’s or Mixed Doubles divisions. Single players are also invited to register. Golfers can check in beginning at 8:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. All participants will end the day with dinner, prizes and a brief program. Interested participants and sponsors can find out more and register for the event before August 12 at www.SpecialOlympicsWisconsin.org/SentryWorld.
“For over 50 years Special Olympics has given individuals with intellectual disabilities opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy while participating in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families,” said Kathleen Roach, president and CEO of Special Olympics Wisconsin. “We’re thrilled to host this wonderful event for our prospective donors at one of northern Wisconsin’s premier venues for golf. It’s going to be a very enjoyable day and a great way to show support for our Special Olympics athletes.”
Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI) provides year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
SentryWorld Golf Course opened in 1982 as Wisconsin’s first destination golf course and was redesigned in 2014. View the course at www.sentryworld.com.
This is great news and I would encourage everyone to come along, especially those that have not played Pickleball before. It is a great way to meet new people, make friends and keep active.
If you have not played before, you can find more information on https://www.picklesball.com